Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Corporate Ownership Structure and Corporate Governance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. CORPORATE OWNERSHIP STRUCTURE AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

  4. Issues in Executive Compensation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
  5. ISSUES IN EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION

    1. Jarrad Harford, Sattar A. Mansi, William F. Maxwell
      Pages 107-138
    2. Divya Anantharaman, Vivian W. Fang
      Pages 139-156
    3. Lisa Goh, Aditi Gupta
      Pages 181-201
  6. Boards of Directors: Roles, Duties, and Responsibilities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 219-219
  7. BOARDS OF DIRECTORS: ROLES, DUTIES, AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    1. Eliezer M. Fich, Anil Shivdasani
      Pages 221-258
    2. Peter-Jan Engelen, Annette van den Berg, Gerwin van der Laan
      Pages 259-285
    3. Rayna Brown, Ning Gao, Edward Lee, Konstantinos Stathopoulos
      Pages 287-307
  8. New Trends in Corporate Governance: Towards A More Effective and Sustainable Governance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 323-323
  9. NEW TRENDS IN CORPORATE GOVERNANCE: TOWARDS A MORE EFFECTIVE AND SUSTAINABLE GOVERNANCE

    1. Lucian A. Bebchuk, Michael S. Weisbach
      Pages 325-346

About this book

Introduction

The current crisis has rocked the financial system worldwide and has cast doubt on the effectiveness of the existing regulatory regime. Thousands of firms have gone bankrupt and many financial institutions were bailed out by governments. The effects of the crisis have shaken emerging and developing markets alike and have not spared neither small nor large businesses.

Many scholars and practitioners attribute the roots of the crisis to failures and weaknesses in the way corporate governance has been practiced since the mid-1990s. Lax board oversight of top management, short-termism and self-interested behavior have been fingered as the culprits behind recent financial turmoil.

This book highlights the recent developments and new trends in corporate governance. The eighteen chapters, written by leading academics and experts, can assist corporate executives, governance bodies, investors, market regulators, and policymakers in having a global picture of major corporate governance issues.

Keywords

Board of directors Codes and best practices Corporate governance Executive pay Socially responsible investment

Editors and affiliations

  • Sabri Boubaker
    • 1
  • Bang Dang Nguyen
    • 2
  • Duc Khuong Nguyen
    • 3
  1. 1., Dept. of Accounting Finance and LawChampagne School of ManagementTroyes CedexFrance
  2. 2., Cambridge Judge Business SchoolUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUnited Kingdom
  3. 3., Dept. of Finance & Information SystemsISC Paris School of ManagementParisFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-31579-4
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-31578-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-31579-4
  • About this book