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Corporate Governance

Corporate Governance
Principles and Issues

November 2010 | 288 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Guiding the student through the principles and practices of contemporary corporate governance agenda, this book provides discussion of the debates and considerations that define the discipline.

This book offers a fresh look at the commonly accepted view of what constitutes good governance. Exploring the contexts of board decisions, Nordberg draws upon his academic research and years of business and financial journalism in Europe, North America and Asia to provide a distinctive and pertinent contribution to the literature on corporate governance.

  • Featuring 21 detailed case studies, drawn from international examples, to prompt discussion and analysis
  • Providing topical, up-to-date examples and evidence
  • Giving attention to the important question "What next for Corporate Governance?"

This book will be of interest to upper level undergraduate and MBA students taking courses in corporate governance and leadership.

The companion website includes Instructor materials such as an Instructors Manual, PowerPoint Slides, Case Discussions, and Policy & Theory Discussions and Student Materials to help students study effectively and efficiently.

Introducing Corporate Governance
The Problems of Corporate Governance
Theories of Corporate Governance
Mechanisms of Corporate Governance
Corporate Governance in a Global Economy
Codes of Corporate Governance
Issues within the Board
Issues between Boards and Management
Issues between Boards and Owners
Issues between Owners
Issues between the Company and Its Publics
The Universal Antiseptic

Governance beyond Corporations
An Unsettled and Unsettling Future?

Excellent source! It makes CG really interesting for students.

Dr Thomas Henschel
Accounting , Edinburgh Napier University
February 2, 2011

Offers a much more practical discussion that many competitor texts. Excellent use of case studies to back up arguments raised.

Dr Lee Roach
School of Law, Portsmouth University
January 24, 2011

This new book on corporate governance enhances traditional books, applying a global and decision oriented perspective.

Dr Patrick Ulrich
LS Controlling, University of Bamberg
January 20, 2011

A good and very broad introduction into the main areas of corporate governance with a strong root in corporate governance practice but at the same time with a solid theoretical foundation.

As with all other corporate governance textbooks I know, the link to the results of econometric research is clearly underdeveloped.

Professor Stefan Prigge
Business Administration , HSBA Hamburg School of Business Administration
January 6, 2011

Excellent mix of theory and practice

Dr Daniel Valentine
School of Business, Albion College
December 30, 2010

The text gave a good overview of corporate governance and the issues leaders face in dealing with boards.

Dr Mark Lee
School of Business, Trinity Western Univ
December 21, 2010

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1: Introducing corporate governance

Donald Nordberg

Donald Nordberg is Associate Professor of Corporate Governance at Bournemouth University Business School in the UK. His research has been published in Corporate Governance: An International Review, Business History, Leadership, Business Ethics: A European Review, Philosophy of Management, and other journals. He is author of The Cadbury Code and Recurrent Crisis (Palgrave, 2020) and Corporate Governance: Principles & Issues (Sage, 2011). He was educated in the US at Reed College in Portland, Oregon, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and in the UK at Warwick Business School and the University of Liverpool Management School.... More About Author

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