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Written by highly respected academics, Corporate Governance is a comprehensive study of Australian corporate governance. It locates current law and practice squarely within contemporary debate about the role of corporations and how, and in whose interests, they are to be governed.
Using a clear, easy-to-understand structure, this book covers a broad range of issues in modern corporate governance from basic concepts, the law, self-regulation and special cases, to emerging themes including the impact of globalisation and financialisation on the relationships within corporations, and between corporations and their investors and stakeholders.
• Comprehensive study of the history and development of the modern corporation • Commentary on issues in contemporary corporate governance, including corporate social responsibility and impacts of globalisation
• Well written by highly respected authors
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Austin & Ramsay, Ford’s Principles of Corporations Law, 16th Edition, 2014 Harris, Hargovan & Adams, Australian Corporate Law 5th Edition, 2015
TABLE OF CONTENTS
PART I - FOUNDATION CONCEPTS
The concept of corporate governance The nature of corporations, corporate authority andcorporate groups Control
PART II – THE LEGAL CORE
Role and operation of the board and the general meeting Appointment of officers, their duties and liabilities Corporate information and insider trading Shareholder rights, duties and remedies
PART III – THE SELF-REGULATION PENUMBRA
Systems of self-regulation and business ethics Board structure and the role of management The role of institutional investors in corporate governance
PART IV – SPECIAL CASES
Corporate governance in small and medium-sized enterprises, not-for-profits, state owned enterprises and financial institutions Corporate governance in troubled companies
PART V – CONTEMPORARY ISSUES
Corporate social responsibility, citizenship and sustainability Corporate governance and the courts Comparative corporate governance systems Globalisation and the Global Financial Crisis
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