Corporate Governance: Principles, Practices and Challenges


Edmund Klein (Editor)

Series: Business Issues, Competition and Entrepreneurship
BISAC: BUS104000

  • Corporate governance is the system that directs and controls the firm’s operations of its business model and strategy. Furthermore, corporate governance also includes the relationship among the stakeholders of a company, such as the board of directors, supervisory board, shareholders, financial providers, customers, suppliers, etc. It is evident that corporate governance requires professionalism of the company’s applied systems, processes, policies, decisions and operational activities. This book discusses the principles, practices and challenges of corporate governance in several different settings. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Board of Directors as a Corporate Governance Mechanism Principles, Practices, Proposals and New Challenges
Elena Merino and Montserrat Manzaneque (Contrated Lecturer /Full Professor, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Ciudad Real, Spain)

Chapter 2. Corporate Governance Practices and Performance of the Microfinance Sector
Sujani Thrikawala, Stuart Locke and Krishna Reddy (Department of Finance, Waikato Management School, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand)

Chapter 3. An Ethical and Virtues-Based Model of Leadership for a Good Governance Insights and Reflections between Theory and Practice
Del Baldo Mara (Department of Economics, Society and Politics, University of Urbino Carlo Bo, Urbino, Italy)

Chapter 4. Mechanisms for the Control and Alignment of Interests of Corporate Governance Participants in Transitional Economy
Mikhail V. Sinyutin, Alexander F. Borisov, Elena E. Tarando and Nikolay A. Pruel (Saint-Petersburg State University, Saint-Petersburg, Russia)

Chapter 5. Independent Directors and Policies Against Corruption: The Moderate Effects of Investor Protection
Isabel-María García-Sánchez, and Luis Rodríguez-Domínguez (Instituto Multidisciplinar de Empresa – IME, Universidad de Salamanca, Spain)

Chapter 6. Best Practice in Practice: The Case of the Corporate Governance Code at the Warsaw Stock Exchange
Maria Aluchna and Emilia Tomczyk (Warsaw School of Econonics, Warsaw, Poland)

Chapter 7. Unprofessionalism in Finance Leads to Destructive Effects on Corporate Governance
Richard Guserl (Honorarprofessor, Johannes Kepler University Linzl, Austria)

Chapter 8. What we can Learn about Corporate Governance from the Directors’ and Officers’ Liability Insurance
Yan Luo, Victoria Krivogorsky (San Diego State University, CA, USA)

Chapter 9. Bank Risk-taking and the Board of Directors Role: Evidence from Japan
Hideaki Sakawa, and Naoki Watanabel (Graduate School of Economics, Nagoya City University, Japan, and others)

Chapter 10. Corporate Governance in Central and Eastern Europe
Iulia Lupu (Centre for Financial and Monetary Research “Victor Slãvescu”, Romania)


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