Corporate Governance

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Corporate Governance



Course Description

This course introduces students to corporate governance, outlining the legal and institutional context in which firms are governed and the development of international corporate governance codes. Specific governance issues are examined such as the role and contribution of financial reporting, governance structures, the role of institutional investors and the controversial topic of executive pay and reward. It makes reference to real cases to illustrate governmental problems.

The main objectives are:

• to study corporate governance in its economic, political and legal context;
• to analyse different intellectual positions about the ownership and control of corporations;
• to consider comparative international models of corporate governance;
• to introduce policy positions and debates about better governance.