This shortform textbook, a concise overview of the development and current state of corporate governance, provides a critical narrative on the field.
Beginning with insightful historical background, the author shows how value-adding corporate governance involves more than unthinking compliance to a recitation of statutes, regulations and principles, devoid of context. Features include basic definitions, reviews of theoretical governance problems, and a worldwide review of current governance provisions along with more detail on the UK situation. Revealing the geology of governance in the business world, the book highlights its progress set into a framework of regulation and law.
This textbook provides a brief, authoritative summary of the field for two core audiences: as a reference for specialist readers, and as an concise introduction for non-specialist readers.
Table of Contents
1. What is Corporate Governance? 2. Conceptual Problems in Corporate Governance 3. A Brief History of Corporate Governance 4. The Development of Corporate Governance Standards 5. Contemporary Corporate Governance in the UK 7. Contemporary Corporate Governance Around the World 8. The Future of Corporate Governance Appendix: An Annotated List of Governance Scandals
Stephen Bloomfield was a member and Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators for more than twenty-five years. After a thirty-year career in both public and private sectors, he has also lectured and led corporate governance teaching at institutions such as Ashcroft International Business School, Kingston University and London South Bank University, UK.
"...Provides a platform that moves beyond unthinking compliance, with particular reference to the UK and Europe, concludes with a prescient global review [and] deserves the widest possible readership in the domain of corporate business."
Gabriel Flynn, Dublin City University, Ireland