Corporate Governance by Robert A. G. Monks

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In the wake of the recent global financial collapse the timely new edition of this successful text provides students and business professionals with a welcome update of the key issues facing managers, boards of directors, investors, and shareholders.

In addition to its authoritative overview of the history, the myth and the reality of corporate governance, this new edition has been updated to include:analysis of the financial crisis;the reasons for the global scale of the recessionthe failure of international risk managementAn overview of corporate governance guidelines and codes of practice;new cases.

Once again in the new edition of their textbook, Robert A. G. Monks and Nell Minow show clearly the role of corporate governance in making sure the right questions are asked and the necessary checks and balances in place to protect the long-term, sustainable value of the enterprise.

Features 18 case studies of institutions and corporations in crisis, and analyses the reasons for their fall (Cases include Lehman Brothers, General Motors, American Express, Time Warner, IBM and Premier Oil.)

 

About Robert A. G. Monks

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Robert A. G. Monks is a pioneering institutional shareholder activist. He co-founded Institutional Shareholder Services (now RiskMetrics), co-founded the Lens Fund, and was chair of the Boston Company. He was a pension administrator in the Department of Labor and was a founding trustee of the Federal Employees Retirement System. Monks is the author of a number of books; his most recent are Corpocracy and Corporate Governance. Alexandra Reed Lajoux is chief knowledge officer at the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). She has been an editor for Directors & Boards, Mergers & Acquisitions, Export Today, and NACD Director's Monthly. Lajoux is the author of several books on mergers and acquisitions and received her PhD from Princeton University.
 
Published December 12, 2011 by Wiley. 542 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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Students of finance and practitioners will find Corporate Valuation for Portfolio Investment a great book to read reference, while individual investors with no formal background in finance will in fact have much to gain from the chapters on financial statements, valuation methods, and the coautho...

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