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Corporate Governance

Sixth Edition

Christine Mallin

Publication Date - February 2019

ISBN: 9780198806769

440 pages
9.7 x 7.4 inches


Written by leading subject expert Christine Mallin, Corporate Governance combines clear, accessible discussion of theory with a wealth of contemporary, global examples to introduce students to both the essential principles of the subject and how they apply in practice. In addition, broad coverage of international attitudes and approaches to governance allow students to develop a wider understanding of business issues in an increasingly globalized world.

The complexities of socially responsible investment in Myanmar, L'Oreal's celebrated sustainability programme, and the leadership problems at South Korea's Samsung are just some of the new and updated case studies for the sixth edition, ensuring examples are not just relevant but topical too. In addition, Financial Times articles reporting on issues and events as diverse as the gender pay gap, shareholder rebellions, and legal action on climate change accompany chapters, providing further real-life examples of theory in practice.

This book is accompanied by a range of online resources:

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

For registered adopters:
PowerPoint slides
Additional case studies

New to this Edition

  • Updated and extended coverage of CSR, board diversity, and executive remuneration, including organizations' new responsibilities and directions for change.
  • New and updated case studies on organizations as varied as IKEA, L'Oreal, Volkswagen, and Samsung contextualize key issues in international corporate governance.
  • New Financial Times extracts throughout highlight the most contemporary developments in corporate governance and the world's reactions.
  • Updated national and international codes, guidance, and legislation take into account the latest legal and policy changes.


  • An straightforward, accessible writing style provides a clear overview of governance for students new to the subject.
  • Examples, Mini Cases, and Financial Times extracts illustrate varied and thought-provoking corporate governance issues in action in the real world.
  • A dedicated part on international corporate governance provides a truly global approach to the subject, further augmented by the many international examples included in the learning features throughout.
  • Written by a subject expert who is well-known and highly respected in the field.

About the Author(s)

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

Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    Part One: Developments in Corporate Governance
    2. Theoretical aspects of corporate governance
    3. Development of corporate governance codes
    Part Two: Owners and Stakeholders
    4. Shareholders and stakeholders
    5. Family-owned firms
    6. The role of institutional investors in corporate governance
    7. Socially responsible investment
    Part Three: Directors and Board Structure
    8. Directors and board structure
    9. Directors' performance and remuneration
    Part Four: 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

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