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.