Challenges in Implementing Corporate Governance: Whose Business is it Anyway?

India Infoline News Service | Mumbai |

Compelling, instructive and practical, this book is a must-read for any board representative serious about their “license to operate”.

Title: Challenges in Implementing Corporate Governance: Whose Business is it Anyway?
Author: John Zinkin
Pages: 260, Hardback
Price: US $ 34.95
Published: April 23, 2010
Published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

The global financial crisis of 2007-08 demonstrated the devastating impact of poor governance on financial markets and its participants. It was a costly reminder of how good corporate governance is essential to all companies wanting to create and manage wealth in a sustainable manner for its shareholders and other stakeholders. Going forward, more rigorous corporate governance will be needed in Asia as a growing number of regional firms step up to take their place on the world stage.

Published by John Wiley & Sons (Asia) Pte Ltd, Challenges in Implementing Corporate Governance: Whose Business is it Anyway? aims to help board members of public-listed companies focus on what really matters. Author and acclaimed expert, John Zinkin, has committed the last three decades of his career to promoting and implementing good corporate governance in Asia. Treating governance issues with the Asian practitioner in mind, Zinkin distills his many years of experience and best of insights into this single, authoritative volume.

Challenges in Implementing Corporate Governance deftly tackles the two main challenges facing board members and senior management in Asian firms – cross-cultural differences when adopting Western codes of corporate governance, and the difficulty in translating conformance or compliance (as necessitated by regulators) into good performance (as demanded by shareholders). It then shows how to make corporate governance operational, using extensive Asian examples as well as familiar Western case studies to illustrate. Other germane topics addressed in the book include the four key factors that will help organizations move from good governance to good results, as well as effective and practical risk management strategies for companies.

Compelling, instructive and practical, this book is a must-read for any board representative serious about their “license to operate”.

About the Author:
John Zinkin has 39 years of working experience, of which 24 have been in Asia. His experience as a consultant for McKinsey and as Chairman of Burson-Marsteller's change management practice in Asia; as Associate Professor of Strategy and Marketing at Nottingham University Business School, Malaysia Campus; as Executive Coach of Foresight's Global Coaching Partnership; and as Deputy Chairman of the Institute of Corporate Responsibility Malaysia—all of which gives him a unique insight into the issues of implementing good governance in an Asian context. As the CEO of the Securities Industry Development Corporation (SIDC), the training and development arm of the Securities Commission Malaysia, he is engaged in running regular workshops for senior directors of Malaysian public-listed companies on implementing good corporate governance.

About Wiley:
Founded in 1807, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. has been a valued source of information and understanding for over 200 years, helping people around the world meet their needs and fulfill their aspirations. Since 1901, Wiley and its acquired companies have published the works of more than 400 Nobel laureates in all categories: Literature, Economics, Physiology/Medicine, Chemistry, Physics and Peace.

Our core businesses include scientific, technical, medical and scholarly journals, encyclopedias, books, and online products and services; professional/trade books, subscription products, training materials, and online applications and websites; and educational materials for undergraduate and graduate students and lifelong learners. Wiley's global headquarters are located in Hoboken, New Jersey, with operations in the U.S., Europe, Asia, Canada and Australia. The Company's website can be accessed at http://www.wiley.com. The Company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbols JWa and JWb.
 

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