1st Edition

The Globalisation of Corporate Governance
The Challenge of Clashing Cultures

ISBN 9780566088933
Published August 28, 2011 by Routledge
256 Pages

USD $160.00

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Book Description

The structure of corporate governance has made significant progress in OECD countries but it remains imperfectly linked to the activities of many businesses. Its advance on the global stage will be hesitant and slow until its practice in OECD countries is more consistent and convincing. Weaknesses in corporate governance and law enforcement are impeding the investment needed to build the global economy to its full potential. The Globalisation of Corporate Governance: The Challenge of Clashing Cultures, explores the challenges of making corporate governance effective for all participants in a global economy. The tasks of: o

Table of Contents

Contents: Foreword; Introduction; How much has corporate governance achieved so far? What benefits can be demonstrated?; The global pattern of corporate governance. Different approaches and cultures: winners and losers; What drives corporate governance? What resists it and why?; How can human nature and corporate governance be reconciled?; How does corporate governance relate to globalisation?; How can corporate governance further sustainability?; Corporate governance defines the way a company 'does business'; Selected case studies; Scenarios for corporate governance in 2030; Appendices; Bibliography; Index.

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Adrian Davies has extensive experience of industry and commerce in both the private and public sectors, operating at board level. He is a director of SAMI Consulting Ltd., the strategy house which specialises in scenario planning, and of other companies. Adrian is a graduate of Cambridge University, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries, and holds a Harvard Business School Diploma in Marketing. He is the author of books on strategy, marketing and corporate governance including A Strategic Approach to Corporate Governance and Best Practice in Corporate Governance, both still available from Gower.


'Adrian Davies' book offers useful advice, supported by case studies, on how boards can improve their own corporate governance arrangements and performance.' Taken from the foreword by Sir John Egan