Written by the 'father of corporate governance', this text is an authoritative guide to the frameworks of power that govern organizations. The third edition covers key developments since the financial crisis, including aggressive tax avoidance, executive pay, and whistle-blowing.The book is divided into three clear parts that firstly outline the models and principles of governance, before analysing corporate policy, codes, and practice. International case studies provide real-world examples and a chapter dedicated to global corporate governance illustrates regulation in such diverse regions as Brazil, Russia, the Middle East, and North Africa. This comparative perspective ensures students are able to evaluate the importance of culture in various attitudes to governance. In addition, self-test questions, with solutions provided at the end of the text, enable the reader to directly test their knowledge and assess their progress throughout.This complete approach ensures students have a fundamental understanding of all aspects of corporate governance and its essential role in real-world business practice. New to this editionFull coverage of new developments in the subject, including ethical culture, aggressive tax avoidance, attitudes to risk, executive remuneration, and whistle-blowing.Comprehensively updated to address key changes in company law and new corporate regulation.Provides a diverse range of new case studies, including examples from HBOS Bank, Goldman Sachs, and News International.Includes additional coverage of global attitudes to the role of women on executive boards and ideas from around the world on the issue of quotas.