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Corporate Governance and Ethics

Zabihollah Rezaee

ISBN: 978-0-471-73800-8 June 2008 464 Pages


Colleges and universities play an important role in training competent and ethical future academic and business leaders. In today’s global business environment, with volatile worldwide capital markets and eroded investor confidence in corporate accountability, the demand for effective corporate governance and ethical conduct in ensuring reliable financial information is higher than before. This book is intended to develop an awareness and understanding of the main themes, perspectives, frameworks, concepts, and issues pertaining to corporate governance and business ethics from historical, global, institutional, commercial, best practices, and regulatory perspectives.

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Part One Private Enterprise and Public Trust 1

Chapter 1. The Free Market System and Business 3

Chapter 2. Corporate Governance 28

Chapter 3. Introduction to Business Ethics 60

Part Two Roles and Responsibilities of Corporate Governance Participants 87

Chapter 4. Board of Directors’ Roles and Responsibilities 89

Chapter 5. Board Committee Roles and Responsibilities 117

Chapter 6. Roles and Responsibilities of Management 152

Chapter 7. Regulatory Bodies, Standard Setters, and Best Practices 191

Chapter 8. Internal Auditors’ Roles and Responsibilities 227

Chapter 9. External Auditors’ Roles and Responsibilities 252

Chapter 10. Stakeholders’ Roles and Responsibilities 288

Chapter 11. Roles and Responsibilities of Other Corporate Governance Participants 307

Part Three Contemporary Issues in Business Ethics and Corporate Governance 321

Chapter 12. Technology and Corporate Governance 323

Chapter 13. Corporate Governance in Private and Not-for-Profit Organizations 340

Chapter 14. Corporate Governance in Transition 361

Chapter 15. Emerging Issues in Corporate Governance 395

Chapter pedagogy: each chapter contains Chapter objectives, summaries, essential terms, objective questions, discussion questions, essays, and cases.