eBook The Economist: Directors: An A-Z Guide, 1st Edition

  • Bob Tricker
  • Published By: Economist
  • ISBN-10: 1847651216
  • ISBN-13: 9781847651211
  • DDC: 658.42
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 320 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010
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Overview

This clear and lively guide to the role and responsibilities of directors is aimed not only at those on the board, but also at managers and stakeholders in every kind of organisation. Including case studies that illustrate poor standards of corporate governance in companies the A-Z entries cover such concepts and terms as: Agency theory, Audit Committee,Corporate veil, Deep pocket syndrome, Disclosure, Ethics, Games directors play, Helicopter vision, Keiretsu, Log rolling, Mentor, Non-executive director, Poison pill,Shareholder value, Stakeholder theory, Tokenism, Two hat dilemma, Unitary board,War room, Yakusa, and Zaibatsu.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Economist Books.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Preface.
Introduction.
Effective Directors and Successful Boards.
1: A&B Shares.
2: Accountability.
3: Accountancy and Actuarial Discipline Board.
4: Accountancy Foundation.
5: Accounting Standards Board.
6: Added-Value Chain.
7: Advisory Boards.
8: Age of Directors.
9: Agency Theory.
10: Agenda.
11: Alternate Director.
12: American Depositary Receipt.
13: Annual General Meeting.
14: Articles of Association.
15: Asian Values.
16: Associate Director.
17: Association of British Insurers.
18: Audit.
19: Audit Committee.
20: Auditing Practices Board.
21: Auditors.
22: Aufsichtsrat.
23: Big Four.
24: Board Assessment.
25: Board Corporate Governance Policies.
26: Board Development.
27: Board Meeting.
28: Board Performance.
29: Board Structures.
30: Board Styles.
31: Bullock Report.
32: Business Roundtable.
33: Cadbury Report.
34: CalPERS.
35: Catalyst.
36: Cecil King Clause.
37: CEO.
38: Chaebol.
39: Chairman.
40: Chairman's Casting Vote.
41: Chinese Corporate Governance.
42: Circuit Breaker.
43: Closely Held Company.
44: Codes of Best Practice.
45: Co-Determination.
46: Combined Code.
47: Commonwealth Principles for Corporate Governance.
48: Company Limited by Guarantee.
49: Company Secretary.
50: Confidante.
51: Conformance Roles.
52: Contact Person.
53: Contract for Difference.
54: Cooking the Books.
55: Core Competence.
56: Core Values.
57: Corporate Entity.
58: Corporate Governance.
59: Corporate Governance Policies.
60: Corporate Governance Ratings.
61: Corporate Monitoring.
62: Corporate Planning.
63: Corporate Senate.
64: Corporate Social Responsibility.
65: Corporate Veil.
66: Country-Club Board.
67: Crony Capitalism.
68: Cross-Holding.
69: Crown Jewels.
70: Deep-Pocket Syndrome.
71: Dematerialisation.
72: Descent from Heaven.
73: Dictum Meum Pactum.
74: Director.
75: Directors and Officers Insurance.
76: Directors' Contracts.
77: Directors' Duties.
78: Directors' Liability.
79: Directors' Remuneration.
80: Directors' Remuneration Report.
81: Directors' Report and Accounts.
82: Disclosure.
83: Disqualification of Directors.
84: Dominant Director.
85: Dual Listed Company.
86: Dual Voting Rights.
87: Duality.
88: Due Diligence.
89: Duty of Care.
90: Employee Retirement Income Security Act.
91: Employee Share Ownership.
92: Ethical Funds.
93: Ethics.
94: Ethics Codes.
95: European Company.
96: European Corporate Governance Institute.
97: Executive Chairman.
98: Executive Director.
99: Executive Supervision.
100: Family Company.
101: Family Council.
102: Fat Cat.
103: Fiduciary Duty.
104: Figurehead.
105: Financial Accounting Standards Board.
106: Financial Reporting Council.
107: Financial Reporting Review Panel.
108: Financial Services Authority.
109: Fund Management.
110: Games Directors Play.
111: Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
112: Generic Strategy.
113: German Corporate Governance.
114: Global Corporate Governance Forum.
115: Global Reporting Initiative.
116: Global Shares.
117: Golden Handcuffs.
118: Golden Handshake.
119: Golden Hello.
120: Golden Parachute.
121: Golden Share.
122: Governing Bodies.
123: Governing Director.
124: Green Mail.
125: Hampel Report.
126: Harmonisation of Company Law.
127: Hedge Fund.
128: Helicopter Vision.
129: Hermes Investment Management.
130: Higgs Report.
131: Hilmer Report.
132: Holding Company.
133: Incorporation.
134: Independent Director.
135: Induction Programme.
136: Industry Analysis.
137: Information.
138: Initial Public Offering.
139: Inside Information.
140: Insider Dealing.
141: Institutional Investor.
142: Interlocking Directorship.
143: International Accounting Standards Board.
144: International Corporate Governance Network.
145: International Financial Reporting Standards.
146: International Organisation of Securities Commissions.
147: Investment Analyst.
148: Japanese Corporate Governance.
149: Joint Stock Limited Liability Company.
150: Judge.
151: King Reports.
152: Lead Director.
153: Legal Duties.
154: Limited Liability.
155: Limited Liability Partnership.
156: Listed Company.
157: Listing Rules.
158: Litigation.
159: Long Range Planning.
160: Market for Control.
161: Meeting Manipulation.
162: Memorandum of Association.
163: Mentor.
164: Minutes.
165: Mission Statement.
166: Monitoring Management.
167: Myners Report.
168: National Association of Corporate Directors.
169: National Association of Pension Funds.
170: Nem. Con..
171: New York Stock Exchange Listing Rules.
172: Nominated Adviser.
173: Nomination Committee.
174: Nominee Director.
175: Non-Executive Director.
176: Non-Profit Entity.
177: Non-Voting Shares.
178: OECD Principles.
179: Outside Director.
180: Overseas Incorporation.
181: Ownership.
182: Ownership Chain.
183: Pensions Investment Research Consultants.
184: Performance Roles.
185: Peters Report.
186: Point of Order.
187: Poison Pill.
188: Policymaking.
189: Portfolio Analysis.
190: Pre-Emption Rights.
191: President.