The impact of the economic downturn and the increase in financial scandals emerging from major corporations has generated a growing interest in governance issues and has emphasized the need for companies to be transparent in their dealings with shareholders and the markets. Although the issues in Asia are fundamentally similar to those in the rest of the world, there are some crucial differences in the way in which Asian corporations acknowledge and confront these issues and in the political and legal frameworks under which they operate. Using examples of good and bad governance, Roche analyzes if the Asian approach to governance issues is unique.
Business and finance students, as well as executives with an interest in Asian business or corporate governance will find this an authoritative and insightful guide to this complex and important topic.
1. An Overview of Corporate Governance 2. Catching Up and Copying 3. The Board of Directors 4. Accountancy Practices 5. Corporate Strategy and Governance in Asia 6. Codes of Corporate Governance in Asia 7. The Role of Active Shareholding 8. Measurement of Corporate Governance in Asia 9. Policing Corporate Governance: Compliance and enforcement 10. The Future