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Corporate Governance [Paperback]

Robert A. G. Monks , Nell Minow
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8 July 2011
In the wake of the recent global financial collapse the timely new edition of this successful text provides students and business professionals with a welcome update of the key issues facing managers, boards of directors, investors, and shareholders. In addition to its authoritative overview of the history, the myth and the reality of corporate governance, this new edition has been updated to include: analysis of the financial crisis; the reasons for the global scale of the recession the failure of international risk management An overview of corporate governance guidelines and codes of practice; new cases. Once again in the new edition of their textbook, Robert A. G. Monks and Nell Minow show clearly the role of corporate governance in making sure the right questions are asked and the necessary checks and balances in place to protect the long–term, sustainable value of the enterprise. Features 18 case studies of institutions and corporations in crisis, and analyses the reasons for their fall (Cases include Lehman Brothers, General Motors, American Express, Time Warner, IBM and Premier Oil.)

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  • Paperback: 542 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 5th Edition edition (8 July 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470972599
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470972595
  • Product Dimensions: 24.4 x 18.4 x 2.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 348,790 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"In addition to being an authoritative text on the basic principles of corporate governance, this book is packed with brilliant case studies that describe the biggest corporate meltdowns and implosions of the past decade and beyond." -- Greg Farrell, USA Today

"The new edition of Monks and Minow is even more comprehensive and thought-provoking than before. It is essential reading for corporate governance scholars and practitioners alike." -- Simon Deakin, Judge Institute, Cambridge University

"Written and kept up to date by leading governance thinkers, this classic work remains an invaluable resource for anyone interested in corporate governance."
-- Lucian Bebchuk, Harvard Law School --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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In a business environment that is increasingly volatile, it is essential for business students to understand the relationships between managers, boards of directors, shareholders, and investors. The new edition of this acclaimed text offers an indispensable guide to the key concepts of corporate governance every student and business professional should know. It includes more exercises and student questions, penetrating analysis of the latest examples of corporate failure and controversy, and the lively "cases in point" which have characterized previous editions. The fully revised, web–based Instructor Manual is available to adopters, together with a web link to The Corporate Library, the leading independent research firm in the field. “Monks and Minow have produced a trove that defines a field. Their fifth edition of Corporate Governance unpacks and exposes the intricacies, conflicts and misalignments that too often characterize today’s global capital market. And they do it in a readable format that is bound to remain the essential, encyclopedic resource for anyone probing the way public companies really work.” — Stephen Davis, Executive Director, Millstein Center for Corporate Governance–& Performance Yale School of Management “Robert Monks and Nell Minow have been key contributors to corporate governance debates and developments for many years. This widely used textbook, now in its fifth edition, provides readers with the benefit of the insights and wisdom they have accumulated in the process.” — Professor Lucian A. Bebchuk, Harvard Law School “Monks & Minow has become the authoritative teaching text book in corporate governance.  There is no real rival.  It has long been a must read for any serious student of corporate governance and has been a required purchase in my corporate governance seminar since it first appeared in 1995.  No corporate governance library would be complete without a copy.” — Charles M. Elson , John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance, Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics, University of Delaware “Monks and Minow are acknowledged pioneers in the corporate governance movement; articulate, honest, and constructive activists, of which we need more.  They will make managers, boards, shareholders and regulators, and all of us, "think" hard about personal values and objectives, let alone those of the corporation. No one else has undertaken this task as comprehensively, using text and case examples.” — Ira Millstein, Senior Partner, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP., Theodore Nierenberg Adjunct Professor of Corporate Governance at the Yale School of Management “The fifth edition of Monks and Minow′s classic adds to their already rich study of corporate governance a timely reflection on the challenges presented by the recent financial crisis. From this important book, students, academics, practitioners, politicians and the general public will receive a wealth of insight and analysis derived from the vast knowledge and experience of the book′s distinguished authors.” — Professor Andrew T. Williams, Co–Author of The Rise of Fiduciary Capitalism Associate, The Elfenworks Center for the Study of Fiduciary Capitalism, Saint Mary’s College of California. “Corporate governance defines the system of checks and balances required to keep corporations vital, focused and poised to take advantage of change. In this book, Monks and Minow lucidly describe the structures and processes of governance and illuminate their text with relevant and up–to–date case studies. This is the one volume you need in order to understand the fundamental issues currently facing the corporate world and those it serves; I cannot commend it too highly.” — Adrian Cadbury “In the 5 th edition of ‘Corporate Governance’, Bob Monks and Nell Minow provide an interesting, exciting and thought–provoking exposition of the state of corporate governance across the world today.  Key areas of particular interest are discussed with a deep and discerning insight whilst a rich tapestry of case studies provides the reader with real world illustrations of the issues which may arise.  The book is comprehensive in its coverage and with its extensive use of topical examples is a ‘must buy’ for everyone with an interest in corporate governance.” — Chris Mallin, Professor of Corporate Governance and Finance, Director Centre for Corporate Governance Research, Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham, UK

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3.0 out of 5 stars OK with some Very Good aspects 1 May 2009
This book sits uncomfortably between the 'everything you need to know quickly' guides and the specialist regulatory and practice guides. It is full of excellent guidance and example, yet not fully cohesive or necessarily easy to find the key issue that you seek. At its best, this volume represents 'the professor in discussion with advanced students who are widely reading elsewhere too' - and valuable for that. I am glad to have read it. It provoked thought and some discussion with colleagues - but I found it ultimately not as useful as the blurb might indicate, nor as useful as I had hoped as a resource to have to hand for reference.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Practitioner-oriented textbook 29 Dec 2011
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This book focuses on the USA. It has a more thorough and better coverage than Christine Mallin's 'Corporate Governance' and Jill Solomon's 'Corporate Governance and Accountability', but it is aimed mainly at practitioners. The book's main advantage is the extensive list of case studies. Its main disadvantage is the lack of thorough academic grounding.
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5.0 out of 5 stars MM 1 Jun 2011
i bought this to support my study (ACCA paper P1), it was a good help. this book does provide some insights to corporate failure.
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