International Corporate Governance

A Comparative Approach, 2nd Edition

By Thomas Clarke

© 2016 – Routledge

544 pages | 105 B/W Illus.

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Paperback: 9780415586450
pub: 2016-03-31
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About the Book

Corporate governance has changed and developed a good deal in recent years. Thomas Clarke's International Corporate Governance offers a comprehensive guide to understanding corporate governance as a discipline, and does so with a style and panache that can be lacking in many competitor texts.

While the popular structure has been retained, significant changes have been made to take account of the implications of the global financial crisis, the relevance of the post-GFC new regulatory order and corporate governance in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, South America, and Africa. In this cutting edge new edition, Clarke extends an already excellent range of case studies to include Lehman Brothers, AIG, Royal Bank of Scotland and UBS, as well as updating classic case studies in light of recent events. New textbook features include student questions to assist with assessments, as well as a new and impressive companion website.

Already a popular textbook, this new edition of International Corporate Governance will prove essential reading for all students of corporate governance, whether advanced undergraduate, masters or executive.


Praise for the previous edition

'Professor Clarke sets out to cover every aspect of the theory and practice of corporate governance across the world and succeeds in doing so, adding a set of relevant and riveting case studies for good measure. Taking account of the astonishing rapidity of developments in this field internationally, his book represents a remarkable achievement… It will set a benchmark against which to evaluate and measure progress in the field of corporate governance' From the foreword by Sir Adrian Cadbury.

'Professor Clarke has met the significant challenge of offering a substantial overview of the continually changing landscape of corporate governance. Integrating theory and practice, the book's coverage is both comprehensive and authoritative, providing an essential reference point for students, scholars and practitioners' Laura F. Spira, Professor of Corporate Governance, Oxford Brookes University, UK.

'How corporations answer calls by shareholders, stakeholders, and governments to be more responsive to ambient societies has to be a central theme in any leading edge corporate governance text. This book does much better than any other in discussing the full range of issues in corporate governance today and in circling the globe to describe the various governance approaches and devices' Douglas M. Branson, W. Edward Sell Chair in Business Law, University of Pittsburgh, USA.

Table of Contents

1. Cycles of Governance 2. Boards and Directors: The Political Mechanisms of Corporate Governance 3. Finance, Law and Markets: The Institutional Elements of Corporate Governance 4. Anglo-American Corporate Governance 5. European Corporate Governance 6. Asia-Pacific Corporate Governance 7. Emerging Economies Corporate Governance 8. Globalization of Corporate Governance 9. Corporate Social Responsibility 10. Corporate Sustainability 11. Case Studies: (Anglo-American) Enron, WorldCom, Tyco, Lehman Brothers, AIG, Bank of Scotland, BP (European) Parmalat, DaimlerChrysler, Vodafone-Mannesman, UBS, Anglo-Irish Bank (Asia-Pacific) James Hardie, HIH Insurance Group

About the Author

Thomas Clarke is Director of the Centre for Corporate Governance and Professor of Management at UTS Sydney, Australia. He is also the author of Theories of Corporate Governance and European Corporate Governance

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / Accounting
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Business Ethics
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / General