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Transforming Governance

New Values, New Systems in the New Business Environment, 1st Edition

By Maria Aluchna, Güler Aras

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Transforming Governance: New Values, New Systems in the New Business Environment, edited by Maria Aluchna and Güler 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.

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'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

Table of Contents

1. Preface

2. Introduction

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

12. Conclusion

About the Authors

Maria Aluchna is an associate professor at the Department of Management Theory, Warsaw School of Economics, Poland. She specializes in corporate governance, strategic management and corporate social responsibility. She teaches ’Corporate governance’, ’Transition in Central and Eastern Europe’ and ’Strategic management’. She was awarded the Deutscher Akademischer Austauchdienst (DAAD, 2001/2002) scholarship for a research stay at Universität Passau and the Polish-American Fulbright Commission scholarship at Columbia University (2002/2003). Güler Aras is a professor of Finance and Accounting at Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey, and a Visiting Professor at Georgetown University McDonough School of Business. She is the founding director of the Center for Finance, Governance and Sustainability (CFGS) at YTU. She is the former Dean of the Faculty of Administrative and Economic Sciences and of the Graduate School. Her research focus is on financial economy and financial markets with particular emphasis on the relationship between sustainability, corporate governance, corporate social responsibility, and corporate financial performance. Professor Aras has published more than 20 books and has contributed over 250 articles to academic, business and professional journals and edited several book collections. Her most recent book, titled Sustainable Markets for Sustainable Business: A Global Perspective for Business and Financial Markets, was published by Gower in 2015.

About the Series

Finance, Governance and Sustainability

Challenges to Theory and Practice

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.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS063000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Strategic Planning
BUS104000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Corporate Governance