CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

This book has been derived from materials produced over the years for courses involving post-experience master’s degree students and corporate governance practitioners (company directors, company secretaries, auditors, corporate lawyers, and so on). The sequence of the chapters – from diverse group ownership, through alternative board structures and processes, then corporate governance codes, before covering theories of corporate governance – responds to their experiences and expectations. Some teachers, particularly those working with students without a lot of experience, might prefer to build their courses from theory to practice. This is quite feasible, not least since to date the theories of corporate governance, other than a broad concept of agency, have not contributed significantly to its development. The underlying paradigms have been derived from company law and the codes of good practice have emerged as responses to corporate catastrophe and collapse.

23 THINGS THEY DON’T TELL YOU ABOUT  CAPITALISM

Born in South Korea, No 1 International Bestselling Ha-Joon Chang is a specialist in development economics and Reader in the Political Economy of Development at the University of Cambridge. In 2005, Chang was awarded the Wassily Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought. He is author of Kicking Away the Ladder; Development Strategy in Historical Perspective (2002), which won the 2003 Gunnar Myrdal Prize, and Bad Samaritans: Rich Nations, Poor Policies and the Threat to the Developing World (2007). Since the beginning of the 2008 economic crisis, he has been a regular contributor to the Guardian, and a vocal critic of the failures of our economic system.

Gregory C. Chow is Professor of Economics and Class of 1913 Professor of Political Economy, Emeritus, at Princeton University. He received  a BA from Cornell, 1951, and a PhD from the University of Chicago, 1955, and served on the faculty of MIT, Cornell, Harvard and Columbia before joining Princeton in 1970 as the Director of the Econometric Research Program, which was renamed the Gregory C. Chow Econometric research Program in 2001. Prof. Chow is a member of the American Philosophical Society and of Academia Sinica and a fellow of the American Statistical Association and of the Econometric Society. He is the author of 14 books and over 200 articles, specializing in econometrics, dynamic economics, and the Chinese economy. Prof. Chow has served as adviser to the government of Taiwan, the Prime Minister and the Commission for Reconstructing the Economic System of the PRC. He cooperated with the State Education Commission of the PRC to modernize economics education in China, where he hold honorary professorship at ten universities and was awarded three honorary doctor’s degrees...

More Than Money asks one question in many ways, using questions and stories to reframe your career decisions for life's essential purpose: What will your contribution be? The answer will tell you how you will be remembered, how future generations will think of you when they look at your ancestral tree, and when your eulogy is read, whether or not you'd be proud of what is said.... More Than Money is meant to complement a business school education

Never before have we stood to gain or lose as much from understanding the international economy. Scandals plague the world's largest corporations, the American trade deficit has soared to historic heights, and international organizations from the World Bank to the WTO are accused of being inefficient and corrupt. Is our global economy as unhealthy, and as unjust, as we think? And what can be done about it?
At this critical juncture, George Soros, a major proponent of globalization, takes to task the many institutions that have failed to keep pace with our global economy. At the same time, he offers a compelling new paradigm to bring the institutions and the economy back into necessary alignment. Economics are amoral, he argues - but neither our society nor our economy can afford to function without a distinct system of right and wrong. As we look toward the future and wonder what's ailing our economy, where our jobs are going, and whether the power of economics can be harnessed for positive changes, this thoroughly updated edition of George Soros on Globalization is a report no citizen of the world can do without

A former president of the Coca-Cola Company, Keough has assembled an enviable Rolodex in his 81 years, and his book counts Bill Gates, Jack Welch and Warren Buffett among its champions. His lessons draw upon his long and varied career—from his early days as a philosophy major to his first job as a TV sports announcer and employment at Butternut Coffee and Coca-Cola—and comprise a list of tongue-in-cheek rules guaranteed to make the follower a true loser in business: from quit taking risks and be inflexible to don't take time to think and be afraid of the future. Keough supports his commandments with stories of business mistakes and failures, both his own—the roll-out of New Coke, for example—and those of others—namely, Schlitz beer and IBM. While the author's clear and encouraging tone and renown within the business community will likely garner his effort publicity, the unoriginality of the material—all standard business-book fare simply phrased in the negative—keeps this well-meaning book from standing out or offering original advice to business leaders in the market for a little self-improvement. __ Reed Business Information

Now beyond its 11th printing and translated into twelve languages, Michael Porter’s The Competitive advantage of Nations has changed completely our conception of how prosperity is created and sustained in the modern global economy. Porter’s groundbreaking study of international competitiveness has shaped national policy in countries around the world. It has also transformed thinking and action in states, cities, companies, and even entire regions such as Central America

**The New York Times bestseller: the Nobel Prize-winning economist shows how today's crisis parallels the Great Depression--and explains how to avoid catastrophe. In this major bestseller, Paul Krugman warns that, like diseases that have become resistant to antibiotics, the economic maladies that caused the Great Depression have made a comeback. He lays bare the 2008 financial crisis--the greatest since the 1930s--tracing it to the failure of regulation to keep pace with an out-of-control financial system. He also tells us how to contain the crisis and turn around a world economy sliding into a deep recession. Brilliantly crafted in Krugman's trademark style--lucid, lively, and supremely informed--this new edition of The Return of Depression Economics has become an instant classic

Much to the book's credit, this is a surprisingly short overview of leadership and the differences between management and leadership. The emphasis on leadership as a learnable skill is evident throughout the book. It highlights the many common characteristics found within a study of 90 leaders, and it translates those characteristics into recognizable traits such as possessing and sharing a vision. The book not only addresses these skills, but also change and its impact on leadership potential, especially in the age of technology. The human element of leadership and the impact of leadership on human interaction form the foundation of the book. The emphasis placed on leadership in the workplace is at times heavy, and sometiems clouds an understanding of other applications of leadership. The skills and elements presented are valuable however, and are definitely applicable to all areas of life

Warren Bennis is Distinguished Professor of Business Administration at the University of Southern California and the Founding Chairman of its Leadership Institute. He also chairs the Advisory Board of the Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership at Harvard University and is the Thomas S. Murphy Distinguished Research Fellow at the Harvard Business School. He is the author of articles and over two dozen books on leadership, change, and creative groups, including Geeks and Geezers; How Era, Values, and Defining Moments Shape Leaders; On Becoming a Leader; Leaders; and Organizing Genius. A former member of four U.S. Presidential Commissions, Bennis is a consultant to many business, political, and government leaders. He lives in Santa Monica, California

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