Transforming Governance: New Values, New Systems in the New Business Environment, edited by Maria Aluchna and GÃ¼ler Aras addresses the current state, as well as the development of corporate governance and its perceived tasks and functions, in response to the changing market and regulatory environment. Divided into three parts, the book firstly addresses the variety of theoretical approaches. The inefficiencies, scandals and crises as well as the significant shortcomings and current criticism of shareholder value provide a new setting and theoretical assumptions for the purpose and role of corporate governance in the economy and society. The second section of the book goes on to discuss the forces which lead to the changing corporate governance paradigm, as companies are expected to incorporate not only shareholders but also stakeholders expectations and report and improve upon social and environmental performance. The focus of this section is to present the impact of stakeholders, the requirement for corporate social responsibility and sustainability, as well as the increasing importance of women in management and their participation at corporate board level. Section Three contains corporate governance case studies within various organizational and institutional settings; including the case of family companies, social enterprises/benefit corporations, sustainable companies and emerging markets. The book's contributors comprise both researchers and business experts addressing both theoretical and practical dimensions.
'Overall, the book provides a comprehensive overview of corporate governance and its evolution in developing countries; it is clearly written and avoids academic style, keeping references to a minimum. This makes it especially well-suited for finance or management master's students who are approaching corporate governance for the first time. In this setting, the instructor can use the book to introduce students to specific topics and also to provoke interesting class discussions. It can be also used by PhD students to gain a broad perspective of how the corporate governance issues are approached by different academic fields and to identify interesting problems and discrepancies that call for further research.'
María Gutiérrez Urtiaga, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
3. Corporate governance theories: a synthesis
4. Corporate governance failures: an international perspective
5. The need for a new paradigm for corporate governance
6. The evolution of corporate governance mechanisms in emerging economies: the case of Turkey
7. Corporate governance and new tasks of the board
8. Corporate governance and the growing role of women in the boardroom
9. Family business governance: a review of the first experiences of Polish family firms
10. Private equity governance
11. Key features of the Russian model of corporate governance
Today’s developments within the field of sustainability and governance appeal to a growing audience in many aspects. While there are many studies on governance and finance, the focus to include sustainability is missed. The convergence between these three fields, Finance, Governance, and Sustainability, has a high potential for solutions providing a wider perspective to the issues and barriers encountered in sustainability. The aim of the Finance, Governance and Sustainability: Challenges to Theory and Practice series, edited by Güler Aras, is to fill this gap by bringing together the recent developments at the intersection of these three fields.
This series shares the studies of academics, researchers, entrepreneurs, policy makers and government officers aiming to contribute to the progress and overcome the emerging barriers in sustainability. In addition, the linkage of the series’ studies, to the newly established Center for Finance, Corporate Governance and Sustainability, will provide the most current research and debate in this field along with a global perspective.
The series combines strong conceptual analysis, with wide ranging empirical focus, and a wealth of case material. Also included are summary points, suggestions for further reading, web resources, and an extensive bibliography. The level of presentation is for graduate students, academics, as well as policy and decision-makers around the world.