Corporate Governance

A useful resource for law and business students providing a comprehensive analysis of the law of corporate governance in Australia and New Zealand within a global context.

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ISBN/ISSN: 9780409344028

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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.

Features

• 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

Related Titles

• Austin & Ramsay, Company Directors: Principles of Law and Corporate Governance, 2nd Edition, 2016
• Austin & Ramsay, Ford’s Principles of Corporations Law, 16th Edition, 2014
• Harris, Hargovan & Adams, Australian Corporate Law 5th Edition, 2015

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Table of contents

PART I - FOUNDATION CONCEPTS

  • The concept of corporate governance

  • A brief thematic history of corporate governance

  • The concept of the corporation

  • Corporate control and its relevance

  • Acting as and for the company – questions of authority and liability

  • Corporate groups


PART II – THE LEGAL CORE

  • Division of power between the board and the general meeting

  • Meetings

  • The legal role of the board, delegation and reliance

  • Appointment of directors and other officers

  • Duties of directors and officers: overview

  • The basic duty to act in good faith in the interests of the company and for a proper purpose

  • The duty to avoid self-dealing

  • Duties of care and the business judgement rule

  • Corporate disclosure and audit

  • Insider trading

  • Holding directors accountable: remedies of the company

  • Holding directors accountable: role and powers of ASIC

  • Relieving and protecting directors

  • Shareholder rights and duties

  • Shareholder remedies


PART III – THE SELF-REGULATION PENUMBRA

  • Systems of self-regulation

  • Board structure and performance

  • Executives below board level

  • The role of institutional investors in corporate governance

  • Business ethics


PART IV – SPECIAL CASES

  • Small and medium-sized enterprises and unlisted companies

  • Not-for-profits

  • State owned enterprises

  • Financial institutions

  • Troubled companies


PART V – CONTEMPORARY ISSUES

  • Corporate social responsibility, citizenship and sustainability

  • Corporate governance and the courts

  • Comparative corporate governance systems: an overview

  • Globalisation, the Global Financial Crisis and corporate governance

  • Thinking new thoughts on corporate governance