Corporate Governance and Accountability

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Corporate governance is concerned with how a company is directed and controlled and, in particular, with the role of the directorate and the need to ensure that there is an effective framework for accountability of directors to owners.

Corporate Governance and Accountability, Third Edition provides readers with an up-to-date summary of the most recent developments in corporate governance. The book provides a full discussion of corporate governance issues and adopts a holistic approach to corporate governance.  It provides a full discussion of corporate governance issues, taking the broadest view of the corporate governance agenda, including both theory and practice. The new edition is comprehensively updated and incorporates new codes of practice, policy documents and academic research.

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Recent years have witnessed an exponential growth in corporate governance, with policy standardization and reform being orchestrated at a global level. Similarly, institutional investors, accountants, auditors and the general public are increasingly aware of a continuing need to promote corporate governance reform. This new edition of Corporate Governance and Accountability is comprehensively updated and incorporates new codes of practice, policy documents and academic research, including:

  • discussion of the corporate governance weaknesses which contributed to the ongoing global financial crisis, focusing on executive remuneration structures, boardroom ethics and risk management practices
  • new material on not-for-profit sector governance (charity, public and voluntary sectors)
  • summaries of the latest developments in European corporate governance and new codes of practice around the world
  • updated literature in the mainstream area of corporate governance, relating to board performance, boards of directors, and investment institutions
  • updated research on sustainability reporting and assurance; the role of pension fund trustees in climate change and investigations into the roots of social and environmental reporting.

Corporate Governance and Accountability, Third Edition provides advanced undergraduate, MBA and postgraduate students on corporate governance or corporate social accountability courses with an up-to-date textbook covering theory and practice in the area.

URL: A website containing answer to end of chapter questions for lecturers can be found at http://www.wileyeurope.com/college/solomon

About the Author:

Jill Solomon is Professor of Corporate Governance and Accountability at King's College London, University of London. Dr Solomon also holds the Chair of the British Accounting Association Special Interest Group on Corporate Governance.

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