The asymmetry of responsibilities between management and corporate governance both for day-to-day operations and the board’s monthly or quarterly review and evaluation remains an unresolved challenge. Expertise in the area of risk management is a fundamental requirement for effective corporate governance, if not by all, certainly by some board members. This means that along with board committees such as "compensation", "audit", "strategy" and several others, "risk management" committees must be established to monitor the likelihood of certain events that may cause the collapse of the firm.
Risk Management and Corporate Governance allows academics and practitioners to assess the state of international research in risk management and corporate governance. The chapters overlay the areas of risk management and corporate governance on both financial and operating decisions of a firm while treating legal and political environments as externalities to decisions undertaken.
Introduction. Abolhassan Jalilvand and A.G. Malliaris Part I: The Performance Effects of Risk Management and Corporate Governance 1. Managers’ Behavior when Governance is Weak. Ralf Steinhauser 2. Stock Repurchase Programs and Corporate Governance: Ethical Issues and Dilemmas. Richard McGowan 3. The Role of Enterprise Risk Management in Determining Audit Fees: Complement or Substitute. Kurt Desender and Esteban Lafuente 4. Performance Based Equity Grants and Corporate Governance Choices. Yu Flora Kuang and Bo Qin Part II: Theoretical and Experimental Approaches to Risk Management 5. Board Risk Oversight, Hedging Intensity, and the Idiosyncratic Risk of U.S. Banks. Kathy Fogel, Yingying Shao, and Timothy Yeager 6. Tail Dependence of Major U.S. Stocks. Long Kang and Simon Babbs 7. Investors’ Cognitive Profile and Herding. Beatriz Fernández, Teresa Garcia-Merino,Rosa Mayoral Valle Santos, and Eleuterio Vallelado 8. Sample Tangency Portfolio, Representativeness and Ambiguity: Impact of the Law of Small Numbers. Ghislain Yanou Part III: Global Dimensions of Corporate Governance and Risk Management 9. A Theoretical Framework for Voluntary Corporate Governance. Rodrigo Zeidan 10. Lending Currency Mix of Globalized Banks: A Potential Risk for Foreign Affiliates via Internal Fund Transfer. Yuki Masujima 11. Corporate Governance of Banks. Peter O. Mülbert Part IV: Legal and Regulatory Dimensions of Corporate Governance and Risk Management 12. Corporate Political Spending & Shareholders’ Rights: Why the U.S. Should Adopt the British Approach. Ciara Torres-Spellicy 13. Disclosure 2.0: Leveraging Technology to Address ‘Complexity’ and Information Failures in the Financial Crisis. Erik Gerding 14. Data Integrity Preservation and Identity Theft Prevention: Operational and Strategic Imperatives to Enhance Shareholder and Consumer Value. Kevin Govern and John Winn 15. Credit Derivatives and Corporate Governance: A Review of Corporate Theory. P.M. Vasudev
Management and business studies are firmly established as a popular, important and significant area of study in the academic world. Bringing together theories and thought from a wide range of disciplines, this series features cutting -edge research addressing all the major issues in business and management today, helping to define and advance the field.