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Corporate Governance and 
International Business 
David Crowther; Shahla Seifi 

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David Crowther & Shahla Seifi

Corporate Governance
and International Business

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Corporate Governance and International Business
© 2011 David Crowther, Shahla Seifi &Ventus Publishing ApS
ISBN 978-87-7681-737-4

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Contents

Corporate Governance and International Business

Contents
1

Introduction to Corporate Governance

10

1.1

Introduction

10

1.2

Governance

10

1.3

Corporate Governance

11

1.4

Governance systems and corporate social responsibility

12

1.5

Relating corporate governance and corporate social responsibility

13

1.6

References

15

1.7

Further reading

15

1.8

Self-test questions

16

2

Development of codes of governance and international comparisons

17

2.1

Introduction

17

2.2

Systems of governance

17

2.3

Developing a framework for corporate governance

20

2.4

Company management

21

2.5

References

23

2.6

Further reading

23

2.7

Self-test questions

24

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Contents

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Introduction

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3.2

The principles of governance

25

3.3

Good governance and corporate behaviour

28

3.4

Corporate Governance Principles

29

3.5

Good Governance and Sustainability

31

3.6

References

32

3.7

Further reading

32

3.8

Self-test questions

33

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Stakeholders & the social contract: a broader view of corporate governance

34

4.1

Introduction

34

4.2

The Social Contract

34

4.3

What is a stakeholder?

35

4.4

Multiple stakeholdings

36

4.5

The classification of stakeholders

36

4.6

Stakeholder Theory

37

4.7

Governance and stakeholders

41

4.8

Relating corporate governance and corporate social responsibility

42

4.9

Relating social responsibility with governance: the evidence

43

4.10

Conclusions

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References

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4.12

Further Reading

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4.13

Self-test Questions

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5

Issues concerning Sustainability

46

5.1

Introduction

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