Comparative Corporate Governance

The class aims to develop the leadership and management acumen of students by providing a thorough understanding of the key aspects of corporate governance in different economic, political and culture environments across the world. At its very basis is the recognition that one model of corporate governance does not fit all cultures and political systems, and so a detailed understanding of corporate governance and ethics in Western society versus Asian, Middle Eastern and African societies is necessary for any international executive.

Indicative Content:

  1. An Overview of Corporate Governance
  2. Corporate Governance Around the World
  3. Corporate Governance: Principles and Models
  4. Principle 1: Ensuring the basis for an effective corporate governance framework
  5. Principle 2: The rights and equitable treatment of shareholders and key ownership functions
  6. Principle 3: Institutional investors, stock markets, and other intermediaries
  7. Principle 4: The role of stakeholders in corporate governance
  8. Principle 5: Disclosure and transparency
  9. Principle 6: The responsibilities of the board