ISBN 9780749444440,The Handbook of International Corporate Governance: A Definitive Guide

The Handbook of International Corporate Governance: A Definitive Guide


Chris Pierce


Kogan Page Ltd



Kogan Page Ltd

Publication Year 2005

ISBN 9780749444440

ISBN-10 0749444444

Paper Back

Number of Pages 506 Pages
Language (English)

Business and Management

Over a decade ago, the Committee on the Financial Aspects of Corporate Governance chaired by Sir Adrian Cadbury described corporate governance as "the system by which companies are directed and controlled". In today's world there are calls for improved integrity and oversight of management, greater use of internal and external audit functions, higher levels of disclosure and transparency and greater engagement with institutional investors.

A well-established corporate governance framework should ensure that corporate boards effectively monitor managerial performance and achieve an equitable return for shareholders - reinforcing the values of fairness, transparency, accountability and responsibility.

The Handbook of International Corporate Governance provides country specific insights to these issues and more. Each chapter informs the reader of the latest in terms of:
Legal and regulatory frameworks
Corporate structures and ownership
Disclosure and transparency
Shareholder rights and stakeholder relations
Responsibilities of the board.
This book is essential reading for anyone with an interest in corporate governance who wishes to keep up-to-date with the many issues surrounding it

About The Author
Kerrie Waring is the IoD International Relations manager responsible for developing and promoting the IoD's work in Brand Director Professionalism worldwide. Kerrie's role includes the management of overseas relationships, including the IoD/Japanese Management Association Programme in Tokyo with around 450 directors undertaking training.

Chris Pierce has been associated with many of the major biard development initiatives in the UK over the last decade. Extensively published, he developed the first examination for company directors in the UK.

Table of Contents
About the Editors
List of Contributors
Additional Acknowledgements
Part 1: Developed Countries: 1 Australia 2 France 3 Germany 4 Hong Kong 5 Japan 6 New Zealand 7 Spain 8 United Kingdom 9 United States
Part 2: Developing Countries: 10 Argentina 11 Brazil 12 China 13 Columbia 14 Kenya 15 Malaysia 16 Philippines 17 South Africa 18 Sri Lanka 19 Turkey
Part 3: Transition: 20 Armenia 21 Romania 22 The Russian Federation 23 Ukraine
Part 4: Lesser developed Countries: 24 India 25 Indonesia 26 Uzbekistan
Appendix I: International bodies concerned with corporate governance
Appendix II: International corporate governance codes