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

  • 4h 20m
  • John Zinkin
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2010

Challenges in Implementing Corporate Governance aims to help board members of public-listed companies focus on what really matters. It is targeted primarily at independent non-executive directors in Asia-Pacific who are having difficulty translating what the codes of Corporate Governance demand of them into behavior that delivers long-term value to their stakeholders and shareholders. It also contains essential advice for senior management of multinationals who are working in Asia-Pacific.

Key issues in the book include:

  • cross-cultural issues in corporate governance;
  • the role of the primary stakeholders and their claims on the company;
  • how to make good corporate governance operational;
  • the structure and composition of an effective board;
  • the four key factors to ensure good results; and
  • effective and practical risk management strategies.

The author has used extensive Asian examples and case studies, wherever possible, or else well-known western examples so that readers can make the connections easily between the examples and their personal circumstances.

The book consists of nine chapters which are designed to be easy to read and thought-provoking at the same time. Each chapter ends with a set of simple takeaways to remind the busy directors of their core responsibilities.

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—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.

In this Book

  • Challenges in Implementing Corporate Governance—Whose Business is it Anyway?
  • Foreword
  • Do Western Codes of Corporate Governance Apply in Asia?
  • What is the Business of Business?
  • The Role of the Board
  • The Role of Board Members
  • Why Boards Fail and How to Avoid Failure
  • From Good Governance to Good Results
  • Managing Risk
  • What we Measure and Reward
  • Saving Capitalism From The Capitalists