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Corporate Governance and the Nuclear Industry

1st Edition

By Barry Pemberton


320 pages | 11 B/W Illus.

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Corporate Governance and the Nuclear Industry explores the UK nuclear Legacy - governance issues associated with the decommissioning of a range of early-generation civil nuclear facilities. This book traces how we got here and the risks that have been taken, whilst presenting new research and thinking that is required to manage our nuclear Legacy.

The book addresses a new analytical approach using notions of governance to review key historic events. This approach analyses these events using concepts of stakeholder control, accountability and regulation. Using these concepts and undertaking a more detailed analysis of the Legacy’s current governance arrangements; the conventional public sector-based solutions that attempt to harness private sector expertise, this book will contrast these with government responses to determine the degree of control over the Legacy and any possible control issues.

Corporate Governance and the Nuclear Industry concludes that we need to recognise the legacy’s problems as exceptional rather than prosaic, and suggests that this requires exceptional governance solutions rather than the current form that is clearly failing.

Table of Contents

1. The Pickwick Papers: A new age dawns 2. Somebody’s Luggage: The story of the study 3. The Old Curiosity Shop: The emergence of a nuclear Legacy 4. A Tale of Two Cities: An international comparison of governance over the nuclear problem 5. Sketches by Boz: A governance framework 6. Great Expectations: The beginning and subsequent maturity of a new industry 7. Little Dorrit: Controlling the Legacy 8. The Haunted Man and the Ghost’s Bargain: Accountability 9. Bleak House: Regulation and the Legacy 10. A Christmas Carol: A remembrance of things past

About the Author

Barry Pemberton has worked as a professional finance manager and accountant for most of his career, developing academic interests along the way. Working at the University of Oxford, he completed his doctorate in governance at Roehampton University and is now pursuing a career in writing and research services.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Corporate Governance

Corporate Governance can be defined as the system of policies, practices, actions and processes by which an organization is lead and managed. Corporate Governance theory examines balancing the interests of the many stakeholders within an organization and the societies in which it operates. This series looks at different systems of Corporate Governance as well examining stakeholder perspectives, including shareholders, management, leadership, customers, suppliers and financiers, encompassing practically every sphere of management. This series publishes cutting edge and definitive coverage of all key topics in Corporate Governance and related interdisciplinary areas including but not limited to; Management Strategy; Leadership; International Business and Economics; Organizational Behavior; Business Ethics; Entrepreneurship; Accounting and Finance.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Business Ethics
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Energy Industries
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Facility Management