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Corporate Governance and the Law in Context

ISBN13: 9781138918382
To be Published: November 2022
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £30.99
Hardback edition not yet published, ISBN13 9781138918375

Corporate Governance: Law and Context provides students of law and business with a thorough and richly textured grounding in corporate governance issues and processes within a contextual and critical framework. Set out in four sections the book begins by discussing those elements, historical and current, that shape the modern company. This section encompasses the impact of the market, and the origins of modern corporate governance and its current manifestation in Codes. In section two it examines the players who feature in the Codes, and considers other groups that play some role in corporate governance. In the third section the book critically assesses key corporate governance practices such as disclosure and takeovers. In the final section, it sets out proposals for reform, using case studies to explore the impact of the law in practice.

Company Law
Section 1 The Company as an Institution
Chapter 1 The historical emergence of the modern company
Chapter 2 The origins of modern corporate governance
Chapter 3 The role of market forces in shaping the company
Chapter 4 The role of civil society in shaping the company.

Section 2 Modern Corporate Governance and the Players
Chapter 5 Management
Chapter 6 Shareholders
Chapter 7 The corporation as a separate entity
Chapter 8 Labour
Chapter 9 Creditors
Chapter 10 Civil society actors

Section 3 The Practices
Chapter 11 Executive pay
Chapter 12 Disclosure and the agents of disclosure
Chapter 13 Takeovers
Chapter 14 Corporate Social Responsibility

Section 4 Proposals for Reform and Case Study
Chapter 15 The politics of corporate governance and reform
Chapter 16 Case studies