Corporate Governance Codes for the 21st Century

International Perspectives and Critical Analyses

Editors: du Plessis, Jean J., Low, Chee Keong (Eds.)

  • Focus on responsible corporate behavior and how it is achieved
    Covers some of the most important debates in modern company law, for instance corporate social responsibility (CSR), sustainability reporting, integrated reporting, environmental impact of large corporations, business an human right enforcement through Corporate Governance Codes
    Discusses whether the use of "soft law" as term is not misleading and diceptive

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About this book

The book is the first comprehensive consideration, since the UK Cadbury Report recommended a voluntary Corporate Governance Code, of the question whether Corporate Governance Codes are the most effective way of ensuring adherence to good corporate governance principles. There is no doubt that the idea of voluntary compliance with good corporate governance practices, based on the principle of ‘comply or explain’, has captured the imagination of the world. It is probably one of the best and most comprehensive examples of ‘self-regulation’ ever seen in any area where the society could be affected significantly, for current purposes by corporations.However, is this the most effective way of ensuring that corporations act responsibly and adhere to good corporate governance principles? Have these Codes really improved corporate governance practices significantly? Is it time for a rethink and, at least in certain areas, start to rely more on ‘hard law’ and clearer expectations to ensure compliance? All these issues are addressed in the book.

About the authors

Jean Jacques du Plessis is Professor of Law at Deakin University, Australia.Chee Keong Low is Associate Professor in Corporate Law at Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Corporate Governance Codes Under the Spotlight

    du Plessis, Jean J. (et al.)

    Pages 3-20

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  • When the Solution Becomes the Problem: The Triple Failure of Corporate Governance Codes

    Sjåfjell, Beate

    Pages 23-55

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  • No Law?

    Greenfield, Kent

    Pages 57-76

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  • Self-regulation in International Corporate Governance Codes

    Veldman, Jeroen

    Pages 77-95

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  • Corporate Governance in India: The Transition from Code to Statute

    Varottil, Umakanth

    Pages 97-114

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eBook 118,99 €
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Hardcover 145,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-51867-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Corporate Governance Codes for the 21st Century
Book Subtitle
International Perspectives and Critical Analyses
Editors
  • Jean J. du Plessis
  • Chee Keong Low
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-51868-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-51868-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-51867-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 302
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 b/w illustrations
Topics