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Corporate governance : theories, principles and practice

Author: John H Farrar
Publisher: South Melbourne, Vic. : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats

Corporate Governance is a fully-updates, comprehensive study of the law and practice of corporate governance in an international setting but with particular reference to Australia and New Zealand.


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Genre/Form: Textbooks
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John H Farrar
ISBN: 9780195551457 0195551451
OCLC Number: 938915646
Target Audience: For undergraduates.
Description: xxxix, 663 p. ; 25 cm
Contents: Preface List of Figures List of Tables Table of Cases Table of Statutes Part 1 Basic Concepts 1. The Concept of Corporate Governance 2. A Brief Thematic History of Corporate Governance 3. The Concept of the Corporation 4. The Concept of Corporate Control and its Relevance 5. The Corporation, its Constitution, and Legal Actions: Questions of Risk, Authority, and Liability. Part 2 The Legal Core 6. Division of Power between the Board of Directors and the General Meeting 7. Meetings 8. The Legal Role of the Board of Directors, Delegation and Reliance and Duties below Board Level 9. Definition of Director & Officer; Appointment, Retirement and Removal of Directors; Rights of Access to Information 10. Duties of Directors and Officers: Overview 11. The Basic Duties to Act in Good Faith in the Best Interest of the Company and for a Proper Purpose 12. The Duty to Avoid Self-Dealing 13. Duties of Care and the Business Judgment Rule 14. Directors' Duties and Corporate Governance in Troubled Companies 15. Shareholder Rights and Duties 16. Relieving and Protecting Directors 17. Holding Directors Accountable: Remedies of the Company 18. Holding Directors Accountable: Minority Shareholder Remedies 19. Disclosure and the Role of the Auditor and Audit Committee in Corporate Governance 20. The Australian Securities and Investments Commission and Statutory Penalty Regime, and the Disqualification of Directors in Australia and New Zealand 21. Use and Abuse of Corporate Groups 22. Insider Trading 23. Investigation of Serious Fraud Part 3 The Self- Regulation Penumbra 24. Key Relationships 25. Determining the Appropriate Roles of the Board and Management 26. The Role of Institutional Investors in Corporate Governance 27. Systems of Self-Regulation Part 4 Contemporary Issues in Corporate Governance 28. Current Issues in Corporate Governance of Listed Public Companies 29. Corporate Governance and the Judges 30. Corporate Governance in Small and Medium-sized Enterprises 31. Corporate Governance in Not for Profits 32. Corporate Governance in Corporatised Enterprises 33. Business Ethics 34. The Role of Corporate Social Responsibility, Citizenship and Sustainability in Modern Corporate Governance 35. Case Studies in Corporate Governance Part 5 The Impacts of Globalisation 36. Comparative Corporate Governance Systems: An Overview 37. The Globalisation of Corporate Governance 38. Thinking New Thoughts on Corporate Governance Appendices
Responsibility: John Farrar.


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