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Corporate Governance Ethics and CSR by John R Taylor, Justine Simpson

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04

Principles of corporate governance

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

The material in this chapter covers:

  • the history and background of corporate governance;
  • the link between corporate governance and ethics;
  • the definition of corporate governance;
  • the reports produced in relation to corporate governance issues;
  • key concepts;
  • the framework versus regulatory approach to corporate governance;
  • the role of the audit function.

Introduction

The previous chapter introduced the subject of ethical behaviour and its implications for a business. The subject of ethics is a key one in terms of the development of corporate governance principles and the success of a business in achieving them. Therefore the previous chapter provided underpinning knowledge of where ...

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