Corporate Governance: A Synthesis of Theory, Research, and Practice

Corporate Governance: A Synthesis of Theory, Research, and Practice

Editor(s): H. Kent Baker, Ronald Anderson

Published Online: 29 NOV 2011 09:47AM EST

Print ISBN: 9780470499139

Online ISBN: 9781118258439

DOI: 10.1002/9781118258439

About this Book

A detailed look at the importance of corporate governance in today's business world

The importance of corporate governance became dramatically clear at the beginning of the twenty-first century as a series of corporate meltdowns from managerial fraud, misconduct, and negligence caused a massive loss of shareholder wealth.

As part of the Robert W. Kolb Series in Finance, this book provides a comprehensive view of the shareholder-manager relationship and examines the current state of governance mechanisms in mitigating the principal-agent conflict. This book also offers informed suggestions and predictions about the future direction of corporate governance.

  • Relies on recent research findings to provide guidance through the maze of theories and concepts
  • Uses a structured approach to put corporate governance in perspective
  • Addresses essential issues related to corporate governance including the idea of principal-agent conflict, role of the board of directors, executive compensation, corporate monitoring, proxy contests and corporate takeovers, and regulatory intervention

Corporate governance is an essential part of mainstream finance. If you need to gain a better understanding of this topic, look no further than this book.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Background and Perspectives on Corporate Governance

  2. Part I: Background and Perspectives on Corporate Governance History, Systems, Best Practices, and Empirical Evidence

    1. Chapter 3

      Corporate Governance Systems (pages 37–56)

      Christian Andres, Andre Betzer, Marc Goergen and Daniel Metzger

  3. Part II: Internal Governance

  4. Part III: External Governance

    1. Chapter 19

      The Governance of Family Firms (pages 371–389)

      Morten Bennedsen, Francisco Perez Gonzalez and Daniel Wolfenzon

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