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on 8 October 2014
I completely regret buying this book.

The author does not use references at all, meaning his writing might as well be based-off opinion and hearsay. Tricker often uses phrases like 'majority of' or 'particularly' but never provides sources to back up his statements. He jumps between various jurisdictions, but doesn't provide any detail on any of them.

What's worse is that, for what is essentially a legal textbook, the reference to substantive law and specific Codes of practice is nil. For example, Tricker writes:

"Many articles of association put upper and lower limits on board size. Some company law jurisdictions also have rules on board size, particularly the minimum number of directors; some prohibiting single director boards."

Now, you would expect a footnote detailing the model articles and relevant sections of the Companies Act 2006 (this is after all a legal textbook for English students). But there is nothing. Does Tricker assume that we know the law already? If so, why bother telling it to us again?

Essentially, this has no more credibility than a novel. Law students are encouraged in all their work to cite sources and give legal authority. This does the exact opposite.

As such, I would strongly recommend that you do not buy this book and look for something a bit more academic. Either way, you'll need a second book to find the actual law.
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on 11 March 2014
Not a great book for a law student studying UK corporate governance. Not enough reference to UK law at all.
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on 15 May 2012
Very good book! All relevant themes from Corporate Governance are present and detailed. From the principal agent problem, to the relationships with stakeholders as well as the models for organizational structure.
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on 12 January 2013
To say the least, this book focuses on boards of directors. There are 18 chapters in the book and seven (7!) contain the words "directors" or "boards" in their title. Most other chapters focus on regulation or practice. Other important topics have been completely omitted from the book. This focus on boards of directors may not please every reader, lecturer and student of corporate governance. However for those who are of the view that corporate governance is all about boards of directors and not much else will be more than pleased with this book.

The other shortcoming of this book is that the suggested readings at the end of each chapter consist mainly of books, regulatory documents and fairly old articles in academic journals. Most of the (more) recent (academic) literature has been omitted.
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on 25 March 2016
Good
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on 11 May 2014
Book is comprehensive coverage of the current governance issues. The writing style makes it easy for the student to digest the information and absorb the facts.
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on 11 July 2014
Comprehensive rigorous book - excellent base text for those seeking to understand corporate governance.
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on 3 November 2014
Deliver on time .. Excellent
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on 5 February 2014
Bob Tricker's book is a good companion to that of Jo Solomon. Good value for money and recommended for anyone involved in Corporate Governance and Risk Management..
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on 24 November 2014
Great as listed
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