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Enterprise Governance

Driving Enterprise Performance Through Strategic Alignment

Vagadia, Bharat

2014, XXVII, 288 p. 34 illus.

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  • Practitioner focused advice and illustration on how to integrate corporate, strategic and operational governance
  • Practical actions for delivering strategic leadership from the Boardroom and the CEOs office
  • Use of illustrative case studies from a range of leading organisations
  • Key take away tips at the end of each chapter

This book is written for business leaders and those that govern organisations. All high performing organisations excel in achieving 7 organisational outcomes: Accountability, Awareness, Adaptability, Agility, Alignment, Action and Achievement. The enterprise governance framework must deliver on these 7 As through penetrating and integrating three organisational governance layers to drive high performance. These include: corporate governance, strategic governance and operational governance. The book unifies traditional corporate governance, leadership, and strategic management processes, whilst seeking to understand what actually happens on the ground to keep the organisation working and delivering ongoing value to its stakeholders. It synthesises these separate streams into a unified enterprise governance framework, posing some challenging questions whilst providing clear insight into how you implement enterprise governance: something that helps deliver on the 7 As and ultimately high performance.


“This book will be a great asset for various stakeholders, including business leaders, NGOs, not-for-profit entities or any other form of organisations that wishes to prosper over the longer term. … It is an easy read and includes a take-away at the end of key chapters. “
Dr Vijay Pereira, Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) and Leader in Knowledge Services (Organisational Studies and HRM), Portsmouth Business School, University of Portsmouth, UK


“Corporate governance has been in the spotlight as regulators grapple with the consequences of the financial crisis. Bharat Vagadia proposes a broader and more challenging model of governance for the modern firm. His work will stimulate new thinking and question many established ways of working. And rightly so.”

Alan Leaman, CEO, Management Consultancy


"I believe the theme of ethical leadership is more relevant now than ever and as such this book has a place within that body of literature. It presents both challenges to the reader and some practical guidance. Moreover good use is made of interviews the author has conducted with top level leaders from the business world and public service sector."
Dr Richard Hale, Professor in Management Development, International Management Centres Association


"We welcome this new addition to the world’s corporate governance library with a refreshing perspective on the importance of governance on the behaviour and performance of organisations over the long term. Bharat brings his concepts to life through case studies and international comparisons leading to an insightful read for any governance practitioner."
Kerrie Waring, Acting Head of Secretariat, International Corporate Governance Network


Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Enterprise governance - Participative governance - Performance management - Strategic alignment - Strategic governance

Related subjects » Business & Management for Professionals - Organization - Human Resource Management

Table of contents 

A New Approach and Model for Organisational Governance.- Delivering High Performance Organisations Through Enterprise-Wide Governance and Strategic Leadership.- Operational Governance.- Strategic Governance.- Corporate Governance.- Joint Governance.- Systematising Enteprise Governance.- Annex: A Summary of the Corporate Governance Requirements of Different Countries.- Further Reading.

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