Corporate Governance : How to Add Value to Your Company - A Practical Implementation Guide.

By: Knell, AlexPublisher: Oxford : Elsevier Science & Technology, 2006Copyright date: ©2006Description: 1 online resource (337 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780080476889Subject(s): Corporate governanceGenre/Form: Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Corporate Governance : How to Add Value to Your Company - A Practical Implementation GuideDDC classification: 658.4 LOC classification: HD2741.K49 2006Online resources: Click to View
Contents:
Front cover -- Title page -- Copyright -- Table of contents -- Front matter -- Preface -- An Overview of the Book -- Acknowledgements -- Body -- Section 1 - Tell Me What I Need to Know about Corporate Governance (CG)... -- 1 Enhancing Value -- Objective -- What exactly is Corporate Governance (CG)? -- How to make things change -- Layout -- Results of compliance -- 2 No CG Recognition - The Company You Keep -- Proving a negative -- Recent history fuels anxiety -- Solution - keeping businesses honest -- 3 Why No CG? -- 4 Basic Concepts -- A code of ethics -- Conflicts of interests in business -- 5 Applied Concepts -- Independence -- Responsibility -- Accountability -- Fairness -- Reputation -- 6 Director's Duties - A Reminder -- Statutory duties -- Fiduciary duties -- Duties of skill and care -- Other and emerging legal obligations -- Executive and Non-Executive Directors (NEDs) -- Company Secretary -- 7 Who are the Other Stakeholders? -- Company workforce -- Banks and lenders -- Customers -- Suppliers -- Government -- Local community -- Other -- Summary -- 8 The Key Areas Addressed by CG -- Decision-making powers -- Risk-taking -- Directors' remuneration -- Financial reporting and auditing -- Communications between directors and shareholders -- 9 The ACCEPTS™ Method -- What is the ACCEPTS™ Method? -- Scoring Chart - ACCEPTS™ Method Instructions -- Excel® spreadsheet -- 10 Basic Steps -- Positioning principle -- In plain English? -- What needs to be done? -- Checklists -- Section 2 - Detailed Implementation ... -- 11 The Board -- What is the principle? -- Supporting principles -- In plain English? -- What needs to be done? -- Components in this section: -- Summary checklists -- Score Chart -- Excel® spreadsheet -- 12 The Chairman and Chief Executive -- What is the principle? -- Supporting principle -- In plain English? -- What needs to be done?.
Components in this section: -- Summary checklists -- Score Chart -- Excel® spreadsheet -- 13 Board Balance -- What is the principle? -- Supporting principles -- In plain English? -- What needs to be done? -- Components in this section: -- Summary checklists -- Score Chart -- Excel® spreadsheet -- 14 Board Appointments -- What is the principle? -- Supporting principles -- In plain English? -- What needs to be done? -- Components in this section: -- Summary checklists -- Score Chart -- Excel® spreadsheet -- 15 Board Information -- What is the principle? -- Supporting principles -- In plain English? -- What needs to be done? -- Components in this section: -- Summary checklists -- Score Chart -- Excel® spreadsheet -- 16 Board Performance Evaluation -- What is the principle? -- Supporting principles -- In plain English? -- What needs to be done? -- Components in this section: -- Summary checklists -- Score Chart -- Excel® spreadsheet -- 17 Board Re-election -- What is the principle? -- Supporting principles -- In plain English? -- What needs to be done? -- Components in this section: -- Summary checklists -- Score Chart -- Excel® spreadsheet -- 18 Board - Rewards (a) Level and Make-Up -- What is the principle? -- Supporting principle -- In plain English? -- What needs to be done? -- Components in this section: -- Summary checklists -- Score Chart -- Excel® spreadsheet -- 19 Board - Rewards (b) Procedure -- What is the principle? -- Supporting principles -- In plain English? -- What needs to be done? -- Components in this section: -- Summary checklists -- Score Chart -- Excel® spreadsheet -- 20 Accountability (a) Financial Reporting -- What is the principle? -- Supporting principle -- In plain English? -- What needs to be done? -- Components in this section: -- Summary checklists -- Score Chart -- Excel® spreadsheet.
21 Accountability (b) Internal Control -- What is the principle? -- In plain English? -- What needs to be done? -- Components in this section: -- Summary checklists -- Score Chart -- Excel® spreadsheet -- 22 Accountability (c) Audit Committee and Auditors -- What is the principle? -- In plain English? -- What needs to be done? -- Components in this section: -- Summary checklists -- Score Chart -- Excel® spreadsheet -- 23 Relations with Shareholders - Dialogue -- What is the principle? -- Supporting principles -- In plain English? -- What needs to be done? -- Components in this section: -- Summary checklists -- Score Chart -- Excel® spreadsheet -- 24 Relations with Shareholders - Constructive Use of the AGM -- What is the principle? -- Supporting principles -- In plain English? -- What needs to be done? -- Components in this section: -- Summary checklists -- Score Chart -- Excel® spreadsheet -- 25 How Did You Do? -- Review where you are -- What do my results mean? -- A word of encouragement -- 26 What to Do Now? -- Initial review -- An essential requirement -- Map of Code CG Requirements -- Plan of attack - preparation -- Plan of attack - the Board itself -- Plan of attack - the Board Committees -- Plan of attack - the shareholders -- Plan of attack the financial reporting and auditors -- Back matter -- Appendix1 Annual Report - CG Disclosures -- Annual report section: Directors, officers and advisors -- Annual report section: Corporate Governance -- The Board -- Board Committees -- Appendix 2 Matters Reserved for the Board ICSA Guidance Note -- Appendix 3 The Role of the Chairman -- Appendix 4 The Role of the Chief Executive -- Appendix 5 Guidance on the Role of the Non-Executive Director -- Appendix 6 Sample Letter of Non-Executive Director Appointment -- Appointment -- Time commitment -- Role -- Fees -- Outside interests -- Confidentiality.
Induction -- Review process -- Insurance -- Independent professional advice -- Committees -- Appendix 7 Chairman of the Nomination Committee Job Description -- Appendix 8 Chairman of the Remuneration Committee Job Description -- Appendix 9 Chairman of the Audit Committee Job Description -- Appendix 10 Performance Evaluation Guidance -- Performance evaluation of the Board -- Performance evaluation of the Non-Executive Director -- Appendix 11 The Whistle-blowing Procedure -- Appendix 12 Nomination Committee Terms of Reference -- Appendix 13 Remuneration Committee Terms of Reference ICSA Guidance Notes -- Appendix 14 Audit Committee Terms of Reference ICSA Guidance Notes -- Appendix 15 CG Role of the Company Secretary ICSA Guidance Notes -- Index.
Summary: Shows how to maximize the sale value of SMEs by adopting Corporate Governance procedures.
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Front cover -- Title page -- Copyright -- Table of contents -- Front matter -- Preface -- An Overview of the Book -- Acknowledgements -- Body -- Section 1 - Tell Me What I Need to Know about Corporate Governance (CG)... -- 1 Enhancing Value -- Objective -- What exactly is Corporate Governance (CG)? -- How to make things change -- Layout -- Results of compliance -- 2 No CG Recognition - The Company You Keep -- Proving a negative -- Recent history fuels anxiety -- Solution - keeping businesses honest -- 3 Why No CG? -- 4 Basic Concepts -- A code of ethics -- Conflicts of interests in business -- 5 Applied Concepts -- Independence -- Responsibility -- Accountability -- Fairness -- Reputation -- 6 Director's Duties - A Reminder -- Statutory duties -- Fiduciary duties -- Duties of skill and care -- Other and emerging legal obligations -- Executive and Non-Executive Directors (NEDs) -- Company Secretary -- 7 Who are the Other Stakeholders? -- Company workforce -- Banks and lenders -- Customers -- Suppliers -- Government -- Local community -- Other -- Summary -- 8 The Key Areas Addressed by CG -- Decision-making powers -- Risk-taking -- Directors' remuneration -- Financial reporting and auditing -- Communications between directors and shareholders -- 9 The ACCEPTS™ Method -- What is the ACCEPTS™ Method? -- Scoring Chart - ACCEPTS™ Method Instructions -- Excel® spreadsheet -- 10 Basic Steps -- Positioning principle -- In plain English? -- What needs to be done? -- Checklists -- Section 2 - Detailed Implementation ... -- 11 The Board -- What is the principle? -- Supporting principles -- In plain English? -- What needs to be done? -- Components in this section: -- Summary checklists -- Score Chart -- Excel® spreadsheet -- 12 The Chairman and Chief Executive -- What is the principle? -- Supporting principle -- In plain English? -- What needs to be done?.

Components in this section: -- Summary checklists -- Score Chart -- Excel® spreadsheet -- 13 Board Balance -- What is the principle? -- Supporting principles -- In plain English? -- What needs to be done? -- Components in this section: -- Summary checklists -- Score Chart -- Excel® spreadsheet -- 14 Board Appointments -- What is the principle? -- Supporting principles -- In plain English? -- What needs to be done? -- Components in this section: -- Summary checklists -- Score Chart -- Excel® spreadsheet -- 15 Board Information -- What is the principle? -- Supporting principles -- In plain English? -- What needs to be done? -- Components in this section: -- Summary checklists -- Score Chart -- Excel® spreadsheet -- 16 Board Performance Evaluation -- What is the principle? -- Supporting principles -- In plain English? -- What needs to be done? -- Components in this section: -- Summary checklists -- Score Chart -- Excel® spreadsheet -- 17 Board Re-election -- What is the principle? -- Supporting principles -- In plain English? -- What needs to be done? -- Components in this section: -- Summary checklists -- Score Chart -- Excel® spreadsheet -- 18 Board - Rewards (a) Level and Make-Up -- What is the principle? -- Supporting principle -- In plain English? -- What needs to be done? -- Components in this section: -- Summary checklists -- Score Chart -- Excel® spreadsheet -- 19 Board - Rewards (b) Procedure -- What is the principle? -- Supporting principles -- In plain English? -- What needs to be done? -- Components in this section: -- Summary checklists -- Score Chart -- Excel® spreadsheet -- 20 Accountability (a) Financial Reporting -- What is the principle? -- Supporting principle -- In plain English? -- What needs to be done? -- Components in this section: -- Summary checklists -- Score Chart -- Excel® spreadsheet.

21 Accountability (b) Internal Control -- What is the principle? -- In plain English? -- What needs to be done? -- Components in this section: -- Summary checklists -- Score Chart -- Excel® spreadsheet -- 22 Accountability (c) Audit Committee and Auditors -- What is the principle? -- In plain English? -- What needs to be done? -- Components in this section: -- Summary checklists -- Score Chart -- Excel® spreadsheet -- 23 Relations with Shareholders - Dialogue -- What is the principle? -- Supporting principles -- In plain English? -- What needs to be done? -- Components in this section: -- Summary checklists -- Score Chart -- Excel® spreadsheet -- 24 Relations with Shareholders - Constructive Use of the AGM -- What is the principle? -- Supporting principles -- In plain English? -- What needs to be done? -- Components in this section: -- Summary checklists -- Score Chart -- Excel® spreadsheet -- 25 How Did You Do? -- Review where you are -- What do my results mean? -- A word of encouragement -- 26 What to Do Now? -- Initial review -- An essential requirement -- Map of Code CG Requirements -- Plan of attack - preparation -- Plan of attack - the Board itself -- Plan of attack - the Board Committees -- Plan of attack - the shareholders -- Plan of attack the financial reporting and auditors -- Back matter -- Appendix1 Annual Report - CG Disclosures -- Annual report section: Directors, officers and advisors -- Annual report section: Corporate Governance -- The Board -- Board Committees -- Appendix 2 Matters Reserved for the Board ICSA Guidance Note -- Appendix 3 The Role of the Chairman -- Appendix 4 The Role of the Chief Executive -- Appendix 5 Guidance on the Role of the Non-Executive Director -- Appendix 6 Sample Letter of Non-Executive Director Appointment -- Appointment -- Time commitment -- Role -- Fees -- Outside interests -- Confidentiality.

Induction -- Review process -- Insurance -- Independent professional advice -- Committees -- Appendix 7 Chairman of the Nomination Committee Job Description -- Appendix 8 Chairman of the Remuneration Committee Job Description -- Appendix 9 Chairman of the Audit Committee Job Description -- Appendix 10 Performance Evaluation Guidance -- Performance evaluation of the Board -- Performance evaluation of the Non-Executive Director -- Appendix 11 The Whistle-blowing Procedure -- Appendix 12 Nomination Committee Terms of Reference -- Appendix 13 Remuneration Committee Terms of Reference ICSA Guidance Notes -- Appendix 14 Audit Committee Terms of Reference ICSA Guidance Notes -- Appendix 15 CG Role of the Company Secretary ICSA Guidance Notes -- Index.

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