This module is intended for advanced undergraduates in business and management, accounting, finance, or economics, and Master students. The module is delivered over a total of 24 hours of lectures with a flexible format including traditional lectures, class discussions of the end-of-chapter questions in Goergen (2018) and the multiple choice questions (see below).
AIMS OF THE MODULE
This module aims to introduce you to recent developments in the theory and practice of corporate governance. The module adopts an international perspective by comparing the main corporate governance systems across the world.
LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE MODULE
On completion of the module you should be able to:
Evaluate the current state of corporate governance in an international context; describe differences in corporate control and managerial power across the world; assess the potential conflicts of interests that may arise in various corporate governance environments; critically evaluate the effectivene…
The second edition of my highly acclaimed textbook "International Corporate Governance" was published by Cengage in spring2018. The new edition follows the style and approach of the first edition, but its title will change to "Corporate Governance. A Global Perspective". The book can be ordered from Blackwells.
A new chapter on boards of directors has been added to the book. There has been extensive updating of the material throughout the book, reflecting advances in research on and practice in corporate governance (full details can be found here). The table of contents (subject to change) of version two is as follows:
Part I – Introduction to Corporate Governance Defining corporate governance and key theoretical modelsCorporate control across the worldControl versus ownership rightsPart II – Macro Corporate Governance Taxonomies of corporate governance systemsCorporate governance, types of financial systems and economic growthCorporate governance regulation in an int…