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Corporate Governance Matters: A Closer Look at Organizational Choices and Their Consequences

Corporate Governance Matters: A Closer Look at Organizational Choices and Their Consequences

ISBN 9780134031569
Edition 2
Publication Date
Purchase Type Buy New
Publisher Pearson Professional
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Overview

Corporate Governance Matters, Second Edition gives corporate board members, officers, directors, and other stakeholders all the knowledge they need to implement and sustain superior governance. Authored by two leading experts, it fully addresses every component of governance. This edition offers new or expanded coverage of key issues ranging from risk management and shareholder activism to alternative corporate governance structures. It also adds new classroom elements, making it even more useful in academic settings.

 

Updated throughout, this textcarefully synthesizes current academic and professional research, summarizing what is known, what is unknown, and where the evidence remains inconclusive. Along the way, it illuminates many key topics overlooked in competitive texts. Coverage includes: 

International corporate governance
Compensation, equity ownership, incentives, and the labor market for CEOs
Optimal board structure, tradeoffs, and consequences
Governance, organizational strategy, business models, and risk management
Succession planning
Alternative corporate governance structures, including family controlled businesses, nonprofits, private equity, and venture capital
Financial reporting and external audit
The market for corporate control
Roles of institutional and activist shareholders
Governance ratings, and more

The authors offer models and frameworks demonstrating how the components of governance fit together, with updated examples and scenarios illustrating key points. Throughout, their balanced approach is focused strictly on two goals: to "get the story straight," and to provide useful tools for making better, more informed decisions.

Overview

Corporate Governance Matters, Second Edition gives corporate board members, officers, directors, and other stakeholders all the knowledge they need to implement and sustain superior governance. Authored by two leading experts, it fully addresses every component of governance. This edition offers new or expanded coverage of key issues ranging from risk management and shareholder activism to alternative corporate governance structures. It also adds new classroom elements, making it even more useful in academic settings.

 

Updated throughout, this textcarefully synthesizes current academic and professional research, summarizing what is known, what is unknown, and where the evidence remains inconclusive. Along the way, it illuminates many key topics overlooked in competitive texts. Coverage includes: 

International corporate governance
Compensation, equity ownership, incentives, and the labor market for CEOs
Optimal board structure, tradeoffs, and consequences
Governance, organizational strategy, business models, and risk management
Succession planning
Alternative corporate governance structures, including family controlled businesses, nonprofits, private equity, and venture capital
Financial reporting and external audit
The market for corporate control
Roles of institutional and activist shareholders
Governance ratings, and more

The authors offer models and frameworks demonstrating how the components of governance fit together, with updated examples and scenarios illustrating key points. Throughout, their balanced approach is focused strictly on two goals: to "get the story straight," and to provide useful tools for making better, more informed decisions.

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