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Investor Management

Roderick Martin, Peter D. Casson, and Tahir M. Nisar

in Investor Engagement: Investors and Management Practice under Shareholder Value

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199202607
eISBN:
9780191707896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202607.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

Managers seek to manage their relations with investors, as with other stakeholders. This chapter outlines three elements in managerial handling of investors. The first is the role of the board of ... More


The Institutional Role of the Board

Philip Stiles and Bernard Taylor

in Boards at Work: How Directors View their Roles and Responsibilities

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199258161
eISBN:
9780191718342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258161.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

There is a strong theoretical tradition concerning the role of the board of directors in helping to acquire critical resources and serving as a legitimating function for organisations. The major ... More


Conclusions

Philip Stiles and Bernard Taylor

in Boards at Work: How Directors View their Roles and Responsibilities

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199258161
eISBN:
9780191718342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258161.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

In the United Kingdom, the boards of directors of large public companies inhabit a rarefied world of power, influence, and responsibility. Directors enjoy the privileges of status and reputation and ... More


The Changing Expectations of Boards of Directors

Philip Stiles and Bernard Taylor

in Boards at Work: How Directors View their Roles and Responsibilities

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199258161
eISBN:
9780191718342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258161.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

Whereas the popular media and corporate governance experts have characterised boards largely as rubber stamps for management, a number of high-profile cases have shown that non-executive directors ... More


The Dynamics of Board Process

Philip Stiles and Bernard Taylor

in Boards at Work: How Directors View their Roles and Responsibilities

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199258161
eISBN:
9780191718342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258161.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

The degree of involvement of the boards of directors in the process of corporate strategy, corporate control, and the institutional function is subject to considerable variation, with some boards ... More


Boards at Work: How Directors View their Roles and Responsibilities

Philip Stiles and Bernard Taylor

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199258161
eISBN:
9780191718342
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258161.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

Boards of directors are coming under increasing scrutiny in terms of their contribution in monitoring and controlling management, particularly in the wake of high-profile corporate frauds and ... More


The Trust Board

Paul Williams OBE

in An Introduction to Clinical Governance and Patient Safety

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199558612
eISBN:
9780191595011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558612.003.0016
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

NHS Trusts are legally constituted, publicly funded bodies, responsible for providing safe and sustainable services within the resources made available to them. These responsibilities are discharged ... More


Researching Boards of Directors

Philip Stiles and Bernard Taylor

in Boards at Work: How Directors View their Roles and Responsibilities

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199258161
eISBN:
9780191718342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258161.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

This chapter outlines the methodological approach for the research on boards of directors, focusing on interviews with individual directors over a broad sample of companies, investors, and ... More


From the Draft to the Final Report

Laura F. Spira and Judy Slinn

in The Cadbury Committee: A History

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199592197
eISBN:
9780191764998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592197.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, Business History

In this chapter the responses to the draft report are described, based on media reports of the reactions of significant figures in the business and accounting worlds and public comment, as well as ... More


The Turnaround of 1997: Changes in Japanese Corporate Law and Governance

Zenichi Shishido

in Corporate Governance in Japan: Institutional Change and Organizational Diversity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199284511
eISBN:
9780191713705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284511.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter examines the impact on the scope of behaviour of top management of legal reforms in Japan since 1997. Demand-pull measures were promoted by business associations to facilitate the ... More


Launching the Final Report: The Devil is in the Detail

Laura F. Spira and Judy Slinn

in The Cadbury Committee: A History

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199592197
eISBN:
9780191764998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592197.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, Business History

The final report and Code of Best Practice were published on 1 December 1992. This chapter maps the initial reaction to this, drawing on contemporary commentary in the media and professional press ... More


The Cadbury Committee: A History

Laura F. Spira and Judy Slinn

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199592197
eISBN:
9780191764998
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592197.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, Business History

The Committee on the Financial Aspects of Corporate Governance, better known as the Cadbury Committee, was set up in May 1991 to address the concerns increasingly voiced at that time about how UK ... More


‘Labouring in a Vineyard’

Laura F. Spira and Judy Slinn

in The Cadbury Committee: A History

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199592197
eISBN:
9780191764998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592197.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, Business History

This chapter examines the workings of the Committee in 1991 and 1992, through its monthly meetings and the extensive records of the submissions made verbally and in writing. It documents the many ... More


The Performance Effects and Determinants of Corporate Governance Reform 1

Hideaki Miyajima

in Corporate Governance in Japan: Institutional Change and Organizational Diversity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199284511
eISBN:
9780191713705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284511.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter addresses the introduction of the executive officer system as an alternative to the traditional insider board structure. As a result, since 1997 board sizes have decreased and a greater ... More


What Happened Next

Laura F. Spira and Judy Slinn

in The Cadbury Committee: A History

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199592197
eISBN:
9780191764998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592197.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, Business History

This chapter describes the events of the period following the disbanding of the Committee, including the publication of the report of the Greenbury Study Group on directors’ remuneration and the ... More


Duty To Promote The Success of The Company

Mark Arnold and Marcus Haywood

in Company Directors: Duties, Liabilities, and Remedies

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780198754398
eISBN:
9780191927669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198754398.003.0015
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

Where to the extent that the purposes of the company consist of or include purposes other than the benefit of its members, subsection (1) has effect as if the reference to promoting the success of ... More


The Work of Risk Oversight

Maria Zhivitskaya and Michael Power

in Riskwork: Essays on the Organizational Life of Risk Management

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198753223
eISBN:
9780191814877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198753223.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter analyses the way members of board risk committees in the UK financial services operationalize their risk oversight responsibilities in the post-financial crisis environment. Based on ... More


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