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Corporate Governance Matters: A Closer Look at Organizational Choices and Their Consequences

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Author: Larcker, David

Brand: Pearson FT Press

Edition: 2

Binding: Hardcover

Format: Illustrated

Number Of Pages: 464

Release Date: 28-07-2015

Details: Product Description Corporate Governance Matters, Second Edition gives corporate board members, officers, directors, and other stakeholders all the knowledge they need to implement and sustain superior governance. Authored by two leading experts, it fully addresses every component of governance. This edition offers new or expanded coverage of key issues ranging from risk management and shareholder activism to alternative corporate governance structures. It also adds new classroom elements, making it even more useful in academic settings.   Updated throughout, this textcarefully synthesizes current academic and professional research, summarizing what is known, what is unknown, and where the evidence remains inconclusive. Along the way, it illuminates many key topics overlooked in competitive texts. Coverage includes:  International corporate governance Compensation, equity ownership, incentives, and the labor market for CEOs Optimal board structure, tradeoffs, and consequences Governance, organizational strategy, business models, and risk management Succession planning Alternative corporate governance structures, including family controlled businesses, nonprofits, private equity, and venture capital Financial reporting and external audit The market for corporate control Roles of institutional and activist shareholders Governance ratings, and more The authors offer models and frameworks demonstrating how the components of governance fit together, with updated examples and scenarios illustrating key points. Throughout, their balanced approach is focused strictly on two goals: to "get the story straight," and to provide useful tools for making better, more informed decisions. Review Praise for the First Edition of Corporate Governance Matters: “An outstanding work of unique breadth and depth providing practical advice supported by detailed research.” Alan Crain, Jr., Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Baker Hughes “Extensively researched, with highly relevant insights, this book serves as an ideal and practical reference for corporate executives and students of business administration.” Narayana N.R. Murthy, Infosys Technologies “Fascinating, engaging, and full of useful information―a must-read!” Heidi Roizen, Founder, CEO and Chief Lyrical Officer, Skinny Songs “A tour de force. David Larcker and Brian Tayan have written an easy-to-read, crucial-to-know overview of corporate governance today.” Stephen A. Miles, Founder and CEO, The Miles Group “ Corporate Governance Matters is sure to become required reading for director education and an essential desk reference for all corporate governance practitioners.” Abe M. Friedman, Managing Partner, CamberView Partners “David Larcker and Brian Tayan are the premier students and among the most thoughtful authorities on corporate governance.” Arthur Rock, Principal of Arthur Rock & Co. “ Corporate Governance Matters is a comprehensive, objective, and insightful analysis of academic and professional research on corporate governance.” ― Professor Katherine Schipper, Duke University, and former member of the Financial Accounting Standards Board “They did it! Larcker and Tayan have cracked the code on the connections between corporate governance and corporate performance.” ― Ira Kay, Managing Partner, Pay Governance LLC “When it comes to corporate governance, it seems that everyone has an opinion. David Larcker and Brian Tayan, however, have the facts.” ― Professor Joseph A. Grundfest, Stanford Law School From the Back Cover The Most Authoritative, Objective Guide to Designing Effective Corporate Governance Now fully updated for the latest research, trends, and regulations, Corporate Governance Matters, Second Edition, offers comprehensive and objective information for everyone seeking to improve corporate governance--from directors to institutional investors to policymakers and researchers. David Larcker and Brian Tayan thoroug

Package Dimensions: 9.3 x 7.2 x 1.2 inches

Languages: English