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Handbook on emerging issues in corporate governance /

Authors: Tourani-Rad, Alireza. | Ingley, Coral. Published by : World Scientific, (Singapore :) Physical details: xi, 303 p. ; 26 cm. Subject(s): Corporate governance. Year: 2011
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-299) and index.

Emerging topics in corporate governance -- Investor protections and their impact on capital markets -- Geographic location and corporate finance -- Tunneling techniques and their effect on firm value around the world -- Insider trading regulations : a theoretical and empirical review -- Corporate governance and the global financial crisis : the regulatory responses -- Audit committee independence : regulatory developments, the empirical literature and directions for future research -- Corporate governance and the smaller firm -- Corporate governance developments in the UK and the evolving role of institutional investors -- Pension funds and sustainable investment : return and risk? -- Sustainability reporting and the importance of stakeholder engagement -- Public-private partnership arrangements : problems and prospects -- Strengthening democracy through governance in Africa--the role of the UN Global Compact -- Performance governance : strategy, structure and systems--the three dimensions of board performance -- The unfinished agenda : two levels of corporate governance reform.

The book highlights emerging topics in key areas of corporate governance with special emphasis on traditionally unexplored issues. It also aims to stimulate thinking and debate on vital aspects of practice and approaches to corporate governance. The topics covered in this book deal with timely subjects, written by eminent academics and renowned professionals with outstanding expertise in their respective fields, who bring to fore the latest theories and provide an up-to-date overview of the extant literature on each topic. More importantly, they draw readers attention to implications for futur.

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