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Corporate Governance in the Knowledge Economy

Lessons from Case Studies in the Finance Sector

Palgrave Macmillan

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  • Tackles issues such as the advent of technology, cultural changes associated with the incorporation of Gen Y into the workforce, and the proliferation of social networks and effects such as Big Data and cyber-threats

  • Explores the relationship between senior management and the rank and file of the organization to create an ethical corporate culture

  • Identifies a series of problems that arise and illustrates them through real-life case studies

Part of the book series: Palgrave Studies in Accounting and Finance Practice (PSAFP)

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Table of contents (8 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction

    • Paul David Richard Griffiths
    Pages 1-5
  3. First Things First: The Hidden Cost of Poor Governance

    • Paul David Richard Griffiths
    Pages 53-103
  4. To be or Not to be: Principles for Responsible Banking

    • Paul David Richard Griffiths
    Pages 181-210
  5. The Future of Corporate Governance

    • Paul David Richard Griffiths
    Pages 211-239
  6. Final Reflections and Concluding Remarks

    • Paul David Richard Griffiths
    Pages 241-244
  7. Back Matter

    Pages 245-251

About this book

With the transition into the Knowledge Economy, a formidable series of new challenges arise within the corporate governance space. This book tackles the issue of corporate governance along two axes. Firstly, it confronts the developments in corporate governance within the context of the Knowledge Economy and all its implications in relation to the pre-eminence of intangible assets, the advent of technologies such as smartphones and advanced forms of artificial intelligence, and cultural changes associated with the incorporation of Gen Y into the workforce and the proliferation of social networks and effects such as Big Data and cyber-threats. Secondly, it highlights the challenges for multinational organizations and the tension that exists between headquarters and subsidiary offices due to the need to combine the corporation’s ethical culture and corporate governance values with the institutional forces of the subsidiaries’ context. The combination of these two axes addressed viz a viz the relationship between senior management and the rank and file of the organization to create an ethical corporate culture leads to a completely different positioning of corporate governance and make the book truly unique and of interest to researchers, students of corporate finance and corporate governance alongside practitioners within financial organizations and more broadly. 

Paul David Richard Griffiths is Academic Director of postgrads in Banking and Fintech at EM  Normandie Business School, Metis Lab. He lectures on Fintech, Business Ethics & Governance, Banking Regulations, Knowledge Management, Data Visualisation and the Anglo-Saxon Financial System.  Prior to becoming a full-time academic, Paul spent 20 years in leadership positions at global management consulting firms, serving Boards of blue-chip companies, particularly in the financial services sector. He specialises in management of intangible assets such as intellectual capital and related technologies such as artificial intelligence and Fintech. Paul’s interests in research bridge across the fields of Fintech and knowledge management and the development of knowledge networks, particularly in banking. He holds a Master’s degree in engineering; he has been a Humphrey Fellow (Fulbright Commission) at the University of Minnesota; and holds a doctorate in business administration. He is a prolific writer in professional and academic publications and a renowned speaker at conferences and seminars.


Keywords

  • Governance
  • Corporate responsibility
  • Sustainability
  • Business Ethics
  • Corruption
  • Global governance
  • International business
  • Multi-national enterprises (MNE)
  • corporate governance and artificial intelligence
  • corporate governance and data

Authors and Affiliations

  • EM Normandie Business School, Métis Lab, Oxford, UK

    Paul David Richard Griffiths

About the author

Paul David Richard Griffiths is Academic Director of postgrads in Banking and Fintech at EM  Normandie Business School, Metis Lab. He lectures on Fintech, Business Ethics & Governance, Banking Regulations, Knowledge Management, Data Visualisation and the Anglo-Saxon Financial System.  Prior to becoming a full-time academic, Paul spent 20 years in leadership positions at global management consulting firms, serving Boards of blue-chip companies, particularly in the financial services sector. He specialises in management of intangible assets such as intellectual capital and related technologies such as artificial intelligence and Fintech. Paul’s interests in research bridge across the fields of Fintech and knowledge management and the development of knowledge networks, particularly in banking. He holds a Master’s degree in engineering; he has been a Humphrey Fellow (Fulbright Commission) at the University of Minnesota; and holds a doctorate in business administration. He is a prolific writer in professional and academic publications and a renowned speaker at conferences and seminars.


Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Corporate Governance in the Knowledge Economy

  • Book Subtitle: Lessons from Case Studies in the Finance Sector

  • Authors: Paul David Richard Griffiths

  • Series Title: Palgrave Studies in Accounting and Finance Practice

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-78873-5

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham

  • eBook Packages: Economics and Finance, Economics and Finance (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2021

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-78872-8

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-78873-5

  • Series ISSN: 2524-8251

  • Series E-ISSN: 2524-826X

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XVI, 251

  • Number of Illustrations: 6 b/w illustrations, 20 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Corporate Governance, Financial Economics, Financial Accounting

Buying options

eBook
USD 79.99
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  • ISBN: 978-3-030-78873-5
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book
USD 99.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)