Introduction

Chapter
Part of the Management for Professionals book series

Abstract

In recent years, the topic of corporate governance has gained prominence as a result of the large number of attention-grabbing corporate scandals at the board level. What was formerly a topic of interest to academics has become a burning issue worldwide for researchers and practitioners alike.

Keywords

Corporate Governance Agency Theory Board Composition Board Structure International Account Standard 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.IFPM Center for Corporate GovernanceUniversität St. GallenSt. GallenSwitzerland

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