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Vol 23 No 5 May/June 2018

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Practical Corporate Governance: For Smaller Quoted Companies and Private Companies 2nd ed

ISBN13: 9781846615504
Previous Edition ISBN: 9781846611261
Published: September 2013
Publisher: LexisNexis Butterworths
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback & CD-ROM
Price: £85.99

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The new edition will focus on the governance of Smaller Quoted Companies, including those aspiring to enter the FTSE-250. Where relevant the application of sound governance principles to private companies will also be explained.

In addition to updating the UK code of corporate governance, an expansion of relevant website domains and reference bibliography, there will be more case studies on the roles of chairmen, non-executive directors, company secretaries, and on relationships with shareholder.

This will be an invaluable book for all directors, company secretaries, investors, accountants and lawyers. It will also be of use to participants on university or business school executive post-graduate education programmes, as well as of interest to public policy makers and regulators.

Company Law
Chapter 1
UK Corporate Governance

The Code
Publication of the Code
Origins of the Code
Structure of the Code
The ‘comply-or-explain’ principle
The FRC Role and Responsibilities
An EU Perspective on corporate governance
Contents of the Code

Chapter 2
The Duties of Directors

The Companies Acts 1985 and 2006
General duties of directors
Induction of directors

Chapter 3
The Non-Executive Director

The unitary board and chairman’s role
Legal responsibilities and liability
Core elements of the role
Behaviours and personal attributes
Independent non-executive directors
Membership of board committees
Information for non-executive directors
Induction, professional development and performance evaluation
Relationships with shareholders
Recruitment and appointment
Case studies

Chapter 4
Boards and their effectiveness

The unitary board
The chairman’s role in corporate governance
The board’s role
The company secretary
Board effectiveness
Board committees
Case studies
- The role of chairman
- The role of company secretary
- Board performance evaluation

Chapter 5
Relationships with Shareholders

Corporate governance reporting
Engagement between company boards and institutional shareholders
The current status of engagement
Impediments to engagement
Practical recommendations and guidelines
Case studies on corporate governance reporting
Case studies on engagement
- The fund managers’ perspective
- The company’s perspective
- An engagement example

Appendices will include expanded website references and bibliography