Corporate Governance

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Wiley, Dec 19, 2003 - Business & Economics - 584 pages
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In the wake of the dramatic series of corporate meltdowns: Enron; Tyco; Adelphia; WorldCom; 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 latest cases of corporate disaster;
  • An overview of corporate governance guidelines and codes of practice in developing and emerging markets
  • new cases: Adelphia; Arthur Andersen; Tyco Laboratories; Worldcom; Gerstner's pay packet at IBM

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.

A CD-ROM containing a comprehensive case study of the Enron collapse, complete with senate hearings and video footage, accompanies the text. Further lecturer resources and links are available at

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About the author (2003)

Robert A.G. Monks and Nell Minow are founders of The Corporate Library, the leading independent research firm dedicated to corporate governance. Formerly, they were principals of the Lens Fund, 'a vehicle for collective action' that used shareholder activism to improve corporate governance -- and shareholder returns in its portfolio companies, and officers of Institutional Shareholder Services, a proxy advisory firm. Monks and Minow have also collaborated on two other books – ‘Power and Accountability’ (1991) and ‘Watching the Watchers’ (Blackwell Publishing, 1996).

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