Corporate Governance

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-11-01
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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A perfect supplement for courses in Corporate Finance, Accounting, a variety of Management courses like Strategy, Ethics and/or Business and Society, and Business Law.

An overview of the corporate governance system in a flexible, modular format.

Today the term "corporate governance" is familiar to almost everyone however; this is mostly due to the emergence of so many shocking corporate scandals. The flexible, modular format of Corporate Governance sheds light on these scandals through a detailed explanation of our corporate governance mechanism, the various incentives within today's governance system, a thorough explanation of the recent problems and scandals, and offers students potential solutions in context.

The Third Edition of Corporate Governance includes up-to-date material on the economic crisis of 2008-2009 and offers current scholarly research in Recent Research boxes throughout the text.

The flexible, modular format of Corporate Governance, sheds light on recent scandals by proving a detailed explanation of the corporate governance mechanism, the various incentives within the governance system today, a thorough explanation of the recent problems and scandals, and puts potential solutions into context for readers.

Corporations and Corporate Governance; Executive Incentives; Accountants and Auditors; The Board of Directors; Investment Banks and Securities Analysts; Creditors and Credit Rating Agencies; Shareholders and Shareholder Activism; Corporate Takeovers: A Governance Mechanism'; The Securities and Exchange Commission and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act; Moral Hazard, Systemic Risk and Bailouts; Corporate Citizenship.

For readers interested in understanding corporate governance and how it applies to today's business world.

Author Biography

Kenneth A. Kim, Ph.D., is associate professor of finance at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo. Kim is coauthor of the CFA Institute’s “body of knowledge” material pertaining to corporate governance. During 1998 and 1999, he worked as a senior financial economist at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, DC, where he worked on a wide variety of corporate finance and governance issues, including mergers and acquisitions regulations. His primary research interests include corporate finance and corporate governance. His research has been highlighted in the financial press including The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, and BusinessWeek. He has been published in the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Business, the Journal of Corporate Finance, and the Journal of Banking and Finance, among other leading journals. He recently coauthored a review paper on international corporate governance for the journal Corporate Governance: An International Review. Kim is also coauthor of Infectious Greed and the textbook, Global Corporate Finance


John R. Nofsinger, Ph.D., is associate professor of finance at Washington State University and author of Investment Madness, The Psychology of Investing, Investment Blunders, and coauthor of Infectious Greed. Widely acknowledged as one of the world’s leading experts in investor psychology and behavioral finance, he is frequently quoted in financial media including The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, BusinessWeek, SmartMoney, Bloomberg, and CNBC, as well as other media from the Washington Post to Wired.com. Nofsinger has published more than 20 articles in leading scholarly and professional journals. His research has won awards at the Financial Management Association, Chicago Quantitative Alliance, and PACAP conferences. He has also done advanced research for private firms, the New York Stock Exchange and the CFA Institute. He posts on a blog called “Mind on My Money” at the Psychology Today blog site.


Derek J. Mohr, J.D., is visiting assistant professor of finance at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo where he co-developed the MBA course in ethics and corporate governance. Before SUNY Buffalo, he worked for six years as a corporate attorney advising clients on forming, buying and selling businesses, as well as securities and tax issues. He conducts research and provides consulting/legal advice on corporate governance and related legal matters.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Corporations and Corporate Governance
Chapter 2: Executive Incentives
Chapter 3: Accountants and Auditors
Chapter 4: The Board of Directors
Chapter 5: Investment Banks and Securities Analysts
Chapter 6: Creditors and Credit Rating Agencies
Chapter 7: Shareholders and Shareholder Activism
Chapter 8: Corporate Takeovers: A Governance Mechanism?
Chapter 9: The Securities and Exchange Commission and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act
Chapter 10: Moral Hazard, Systemic Risk and Bailouts
Chapter 11: Corporate Citizenship

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The textbook is an amazing book written for students and adults alike. It is made for the people that need or would like to know a thing or two about what actually goes on Wall Street. It gives you all the run downs on how fraud is done and where the mistakes by the accountants were. The book in general though, is very concise and sometimes a little research is required in order to fully understand what exactly is going on but otherwise it is a very good usefully shortly written textbook!
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