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Corporate Governance. A Global Perspective.

The second edition of my highly acclaimed textbook "International Corporate Governance" was published by Cengage in spring 2018. 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
  1. Defining corporate governance and key theoretical models
  2. Corporate control across the world
  3. Control versus ownership rights
Part II – Macro Corporate Governance
  1. Taxonomies of corporate governance systems
  2. Corporate governance, types of financial systems and economic growth
  3. Corporate governance regulation in an international context
Part III – Improving Corporate Governance
  1. Boards of directors
  2. Incentivising managers and the disciplining of badly performing managers
  3. Corporate governance in emerging markets
  4. Contractual corporate governance
  5. Corporate governance in initial public offerings
  6. Behavioural biases and corporate governance
Part IV – Corporate Governance and Stakeholders
  1. Corporate social responsibility and socially responsible investment
  2. Debtholders
  3. Employee rights and voice across corporate governance systems
  4. The role of gatekeepers in corporate governance
Part V – Conclusions
  1. Learning from diversity and future challenges for corporate governance
Glossary
Index

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