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Corporate Governance

Fifth Edition

Christine Mallin

December 2015

ISBN: 9780198718024

440 pages

In Stock

Price: £39.99

The most accessible and user-friendly introduction to corporate governance, providing broad coverage of international issues and clear examples of theory in a business context.



The most accessible and user-friendly introduction to corporate governance, providing broad coverage of international issues and clear examples of theory in a business context.

  • Adopts an international approach to address significant issues of globalisation and emerging markets
  • A range of excellent student-focused learning features to illustrate governance in practice include chapter introductions, chapter summaries, case studies, web-links, and discussion questions
  • Written by a subject expert and renowned author in the field of corporate governance

New to this edition

  • Updated and extended coverage of board diversity, risk management, stewardship, executive renumeration including the 'say on pay', double voting rights, culture, and ethics.
  • Extensively updated case studies contextualise key developments in governance, and updated Financial Times clippings across all chapters illustrate broader international examples of contemporary governance issues.
  • Updated national and international codes, guidance, and legislation to take into account legal and policy changes since 2012.
  • Thought-provoking questions follow every mini-case study to aid reflective learning and prompt discussion.

About the Author(s)

Christine Mallin, Professorial Fellow at Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia

Table of Contents

    Part 1: The development of corporate governance
    1: Introduction
    2: Theoretical aspects of corporate governance
    3: Development of corporate governance codes
    Part 2: Owners and stakeholders
    4: Shareholders and stakeholders
    5: Family owned firms
    6: Role of institutional investors in corporate governance
    7: Socially responsible investment
    Part 3: Directors and board structure
    8: Directors and board structure
    9: Directors' performance and remuneration
    Part 4: International corporate governance
    10: Corporate governance in Continental Europe
    11: Corporate governance in Central and Eastern Europe
    12: Corporate governance in the Asia-Pacific
    13: Corporate governance in South Africa, Egypt, India, and Brazil
    14: Conclusions


Professor Mallin has once again produced an unrivalled and comprehensive text that thoroughly explores some of the more challenging aspects of corporate governance in the 21st century. Illustrated by topical case studies and analysis, this title is valuable not only to students and academics but to professionals, practitioners, management, and board directors. - Philip Armstrong, Director of Governance, Gavi and Vice Chair, International Corporate Governance Network

A very well-written and perceptive guide to contemporary global corporate governance. - Martyn Jones, University of Winchester

The recent global financial crisis has, once again, shown how crucial good corporate governance is for corporations, financial institutions, investors and whole economies. While much effort is being devoted worldwide to improving corporate governance, many questions remain on what works best. This book provides an up to date analysis of what corporate governance is, how it works (or not), and what it means for firms and investors. Presenting material in a very lucid manner, drawing on many real life cases, and taking a truly global perspective, Christine Mallin [the book] provides an invaluable guide for all who want to master the complex subject. - Stijn Claessens, Senior Adviser, Federal Reserve Board and Professor, University of Amsterdam

Additional Resources

This book is supported by an Online Resource Centre .

For students:
Corporate Governance blog
Fill-in-the-blank questions
Web links
Flashcard glossary

For lecturers:
PowerPoint slides
Additional case studies

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