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Corporate Governance [Paperback]

Christine A. Mallin
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15 Jan 2004
Corporate governance is an area that has grown rapidly in the last few years fuelled by high profile corporate collapses such as Enron. This is a brand new student-focused text that takes an international aproach to the subject. Well-written and easy to engage with, and building on a sound theoretical base, the book encompasses the latest developments. Much of the material is cenetred on the UK; however, there are separate chapters covering developments in continental European countries, central and eastern European countries, South East Asia and various other countries giving it truly international appeal. The text helps students understand the context in which corporate governance develops by highlighting the legal structure and capital market characteristics each chapter. Suitable for both undergraduate and postgraduate students taking a module in corporate governance, the book stimulates student interest by drawing from a range of empirical practitioner and academic research. The text contains excellent pedagogical features including topical case studies, thought provoking questions and excercises, useful chapter summaries and introductions and helpful web links. This is the only European textbook in the field of corporate governance and so it is the key text for all students of the subject.

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  • Paperback: 236 pages
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford (15 Jan 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199261318
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199261314
  • Product Dimensions: 24.4 x 0.8 x 18.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,215,100 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'I commend Corporate Governance to everyone who wishes to understand the international importance and nature of corporate governance. Professor Mallin's analysis of the origins and development of corporate governance is lucid, comprehensive and a pleasure to read' (Sir Adrian Cadbury)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars a fair supplementary text 7 Sep 2010
Format:Paperback
A very nicely produced book - but with some substantial flaws.

The text is often rather dull and plodding - description with too little evaluation, and there is too little connection of CG with the major trends and principles, after the summary of theory in Ch 2. Mallin seems to approve of CG in all its forms, too little criticism.

This is a fair attempt at description, but this should be more critical and more analytical. There is little attempt to compare or evaluate the international systems, for example. The USA is not covered separately, which is strange considering that it is the strongest current influence on the UK, but in some respects is quite different from the British tradition.

Again, lots of sources and codes are mentioned, but next to no evauation is made of them. Mallin seems to think that CG is pretty good and is steadlily getting better. A very optimistic view.

Also, a separate chapter on finanical instituitions might be wise, given that their regulation has become quite different. Also, including some of the thinking from managerial economics would be beneficial.

Mallin should probably take on a co-author for the 4th edition.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Solid but unimaginative 5 May 2004
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A straight "up-and-down" and reasonably comprehensive account of most of the current major issues in coprorate governance.In particular, I find it very hard to understand how any discussion of corporate governance can neglect to discuss the company secretary's role or fail to include a reference to "company secretary" in the index! A passably good first introduction (good on international comparisons) but lacks discussion of some of the arguments that are developing -- and the writing is often very clunky -- so it requires supplementing with other texts.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not very academic 29 Dec 2011
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The book is very UK centric and not very academic. The author thinks that the UK perspective on corporate governance is the only way forward. The book ignores (most of) the existing academic literature in the area and virtually all of the references are codes of best practice and publications authored by practitioners. The book suffers from a lack of critical analysis of the existing regulation and approaches to corporate governance.

This would be an OK first introduction to corporate governance, but it would need to be supplemented by a more academic and more advanced text. However, there is the danger that using this text may give students the wrong impression that corporate governance is just limited to compliance and is a fairly tedious and dry subject area. Corporate governance is much more complex (and also much more exciting) than that!
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