Taking Back the Boardroom: Thriving as a 21st Century Director (2nd Edition)
Phan, Phillip, TAKING BACK THE BOARDROOM: THRIVING AS A 21ST CENTURY DIRECTOR, 2nd Ed., Imperial College Press, 2007
3 Pages Posted: 28 Sep 2009
Date Written: October 18, 2007
Companies like Enron, WorldCom, and Siemens have defined the dark side of the corporate world in the 21st century. This timely book is designed to address the diverse requirements of directors and heightened investor awareness, with an intelligent and comprehensive presentation of the structure and practice of boardroom management. The second edition takes account of recent developments like the Sarbanes–Oxley Act of 2002, codes of conduct promulgated by non-government organizations and institutional investors, debates over the audit committee’s roles and responsibilities, and new cases illustrating the problems facing directors as they negotiate the twin challenges of global competition and social responsibility. It walks readers through the legal and philosophical theories of corporate governance, translates these into practical implications for boardroom practices, and guides managers and directors on how to build their own frameworks for considering ethical and strategic issues that routinely appear in the boardroom. The practical approach is complemented by numerous illustrations and cases at the end of each chapter for discussion and self-appraisal.
Keywords: corporate governance, Board of Directors, related party transactions, codes of conduct, leadership, Sarbanes–Oxley 2002, chairman, takeovers, Hollinger, management, CEO
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