International Standardisation of Good Corporate Governance

Best Practices for the Board of Directors

  • Lutgart Van den Berghe

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Introductory Considerations Regarding the Research Methodology

  3. Synthesis and Final Conclusions

    1. Lutgart Van den Berghe
      Pages 3-7
  4. Corporate Governance: in search of the correct frame of reference

  5. Corporate Governance Standards and Codes A comparative international analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. Lutgart Van den Berghe
      Pages 53-58
    3. Lutgart Van den Berghe
      Pages 59-64
    4. Lutgart Van den Berghe
      Pages 65-73
    5. Lutgart Van den Berghe
      Pages 85-99
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      Pages 101-107
  6. Detailed analysis of the international comparison of the Corporate Governance Codes, standards and recommendations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Lutgart Van den Berghe
      Pages 111-122

About this book


In International Standardisation of Good Corporate Governance - Best Practices for the Board of Directors the Academy of Directors (AoD) presents a multidisciplinary approach for the governance of a company.
The AoD also aims to use the interaction between the academic and the business world to change the environment in which companies work. This task is realised in different ways: by conducting applied scientific research, creating a large pool of professional experience and networking within the AoD, confronting these research results with the practical experience of the members, publishing these results, and organising training programmes. The AoD therefore collaborates very closely with the academic world. The Vlerick School of Management was the co-founder of the AoD, together with a great number of national and international business partners. The foundation of the AoD goes back to the initiative of its president, Mr. L.H. Verbeke (Loeff Claeys Verbeke). He was convinced that the increasing international interest in corporate governance would also affect Belgian companies, but that there was a need for an `indigenous coherent' view of corporate governance. Being at the cross-roads of different cultures and languages and at the same time being a very open economy, Belgium could not simply copy another country's code on good corporate governance. Therefore the initiative was taken to set up a broad international overview of the best practices for the board of directors, which is presented in this volume.
This analysis is not only oriented towards the `famous' codes but aims to highlight as well the practical applications and problems faced in implementing these suggestions. Consequently special attention is given to the best practices for family businesses and medium-sized companies.


Change Corporate Governance Governance business management

Authors and affiliations

  • Lutgart Van den Berghe
    • 1
  1. 1.The Academy of Directors, De Vlerick School of ManagementUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-7362-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-5185-0
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