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Corporate Governance (Three Day)
This course is module 1 of Corporate Governance Training Week (Modular Course)
Corporate governance can be understood, essentially, as the system of rules and processes by which an organisation is influenced and controlled. In that regard, it can be seen as a system for balancing the interests of an institution’s many stakeholders, such as its shareholders, employees, customers, business partners, government, civil society organisations, local communities, and society at large.
In Module One, the relationships of these many stakeholders of an organisation will be considered as well as the strengths and weaknesses of the decision-making processes that influence behaviour. Attention will be given to the developing governance practices in Industrialised Countries as well as in Emerging Markets. Special attention will be given, in case studies, to the business difficulties that result from inadequate corporate governance.
Part 1: Introduction to Corporate Governance
- The Importance of Corporate Governance
- The Definition of ‘Corporate Governance’
- A Brief Overview of the Business Case
- Corporate Governance Scandals
- The Principal Issues of Corporate Governance
- Corporate Governance as a Dimension of the Broader Picture of Responsible Business Practices
- Governance Lessons: The Enron Collapse
- The Business Case for Corporate Governance
- Opinion-Based Research
- Focus List Research
- Governance-Ranking Research
- The World Bank Group
Part 2: Influencing Executive Management Thinking
- The Distinct Roles of the Board of Directors
- The Board as Monitor of Risk
- The Board as Strategist
- The Board as Advisor
- Case Studies: Troubles at WorldCom and at Olympus
Influencing Executive Management Thinking (continued)
- Board Dynamics
- The Role of the Chairman
- Executive vs. Independent Non-Executive Directors
- Qualities to Look for in Independent Non-Executive Directors
- Board Diversity
- The Significance of the Role of the Company Secretary
- Group Decision Making
- Board Practices and Procedures
- Group Polarisation: Does Discussion Strengthen the Dominant Inclination of Boards?
- Group Problem-Solving and Brainstorming: Are Many Heads Really Better than One?
- Groupthink on Boards
- Symptoms of Groupthink
- Preventing Groupthink
- The Influence of the Minority Thinker: When, and How, Do Individuals Influence Groups?
- The Influence of the Unconscious Mind in Decision Making: How Does this Apply to Boards of Directors and Executive Management?
- Shareholders ‘Own’ the Company in an Unusual Way
- Ownership vs. Control: The Difficulty of the Agency Relationship
- Contemporary Institutional Share Ownership
- Shareholder Governance Strategies
- Looking towards the Future: Shareholder Activism
- Case Studies: The Problems of Cross Shareholding and Related Party Transactions in Emergent Market Companies
- The Wider Community of Stakeholders
- Identifying a Company’s Stakeholders: Understanding the Contextual Problem
- Case Studies: Toyota: the Recall; Nestlé: the Controversy with Greenpeace over Palm Oil; the BP Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico; Financial Services and the ‘Occupy’ Movement – The Issue of Inequality Remains a Challenge
- The Future: Developing Partnerships with Stakeholders
- The Special Situation of Family Firms
- Family Firms and as the Dominant Form of Business
- The Advantages of Family Firms
- Governance Challenges for Family Firms in Emerging Markets
- Developing Appropriate Governance Structures
Part 3: International Dimensions of Corporate Governance
- An Overview of Corporate Governance Systems in the Industrialised World
- The Perspective on Trends in the Industrialised World
- Board Independence
- Diversity of Experience
- Transparency and Disclosure
- Board Evaluation
- Corporate Governance Systems in Leading Emerging Markets
- Making Sense of Governance in Emerging Markets
- Corporate Governance in the Middle East
- Corporate Governance in Africa
- Corporate Governance in Asia: China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, and Thailand. Is Singapore different?
Part 4: What Governance Lessons Has the Financial Crisis Revealed?
- Governance Lessons from the Financial Crisis
- Lessons concerning Poor Risk Management
- Lessons concerning Defective Compensation Systems
- Lessons concerning Poor Regulation
- Case Studies: Lehman Brothers; Bear Stearns; Royal Bank of Scotland
Part 5: Implementing Best Practices
- Assessing Corporate Governance in Your Company
- The Good Governance Matrix of the International Finance Corporation
- The Company’s Commitment to Good Governance
- The Structure and Functioning of the Board of Directors
- Internal Controls over Corporate Accounts
- Transparency and Disclosure
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BiographyDennis Driscoll is an international lawyer. He is the former Dean of the Law School at the National University of Ireland (Galway).At Galway, he was the Chairman of an annual workshop, designed for in-house legal counsel, on the legal problems of multinational companies. He has also been a Visiting Professor at Harvard University and Peking University Law School. For the past decade, he has giventraining programmes on CSR/Corporate Governance to more than 500 companies in Europe and in Emerging Markets, especially in China. He is the author of the forthcoming study International and Comparative Corporate Governance.