Articles on Corporate Governance

Corporate Governance is a disclosure organizations financial situation, performance, ownership and governance, relationship with shareholders and commitment to business ethics and values.

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A corporation can be defined as a structure where different parties come together and each provides capital, labor or expertise to maximize profits for all of them.

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Corporate Governance has been in the news for the last decade or so following a spate of scandals that engulfed companies like Enron which led to their collapse because of mismanagement. Lets understand what is good corporate governance.

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The role of the government in regulating the corporates has gained more importance in these changing economic times. Lets discuss the role of government in corporate governance in detail.

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It is hard to establish the accountability and responsibility of corporate decisions. It is important that the corporate decisions should be moral with social goals along with the business goals.

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The corporate behavior tends to have a direct or an indirect impact on the economic state of the country they operate in. Lets understand the significance and impact of corporate behavior in detail.

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The financial crisis across the globe have highlighted the behavior that can be described as mismanagement and not keeping in accordance with good corporate governance.

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Nowadays, there has been an increasing emphasis on governing corporations according to social and environmental norms and ensuring that the negative externalities associated with them are minimized.

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This article discusses the need for a Uniform International Corporate Governance Code to deal with the challenges of globalization wherein transnational corporations operated in multiple continents and varied regions. The discussion in this article examines the various arguments for and against such a code from multiple perspectives.

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When the Board of Direcors and the Management coexist together in a harmonious manner then only there be true progress of the organization. Lets understand in detail about the relationship between the board and the management.

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The expectations from the management can be of many types. The article discusses in detail about relationship between the corporate governance and the expectations from the management.

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Any public limited or private limited company has shareholders who contribute capital towards the setting up of the company. The article discusses some of the key responsibilities of shareholders.

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The article looks at the various ways in corporate governance is practiced in the developed economies of the West and in the developing economies in the rest of the world.

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This article is a primer on what auditing is, the purposes, the types, and the objectives of audits. In addition, the article explains what internal and external audits are and how they differ and the reasons why organizations are required by regulators to perform audits. Apart from this, this article also discusses the financial audits as well as the strategic and operational audits and goes into detail about the IT audits that are increasingly becoming popular. Finally, the article lists some issues that have arisen in recent years in the auditing profession.

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This article discusses the networks of relationships between corporates and auditors, certifiers, and consultants, and how the chances for collusion mean that unethical and poor corporate governance result. The key theme in this article is that changes in company law have made it tougher for such collusion in recent times, but the best way forward would be for self-regulation and professionalism.

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This article examines the arguments for and against Asian Firms adopting American Corporate Governance Frameworks. The key argument for such practices is the need to globalize, and the key argument against such blind adoption has to be viewed in the context of the serious misgivings that many around the world have about the double standards and the hypocrisy of the Western attempts to “impose” their dictates on the rest of the world.

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This article examines how effective corporate governance has to be practiced at all levels of the organization and not simply remain empty vision and meaningless mission statements. The discussion is around some recent scandals involving a diverse set of corporates worldwide with the central theme that the vision of the leaders has to be imbued at all levels and the mission implemented and practiced accordingly.

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