Corporate Governance

Principles, Policies, and Practices

Fourth Edition

Bob Tricker

Corporate Governance

Principles, Policies, and Practices

Fourth Edition

Bob Tricker






20 Jun 2019




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$113.99 NZD

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From the 'father of corporate governance' comes the new edition of this bestselling text, designed to equip students with a sound understanding of the frameworks that govern organisations. Corporate Governance, fourth edition, offers a comprehensive coverage of key principles combined with a strong practical focus through a clear, three-part structure.

This book provides a new focus for understanding corporate governance that goes far beyond the regulations, rules, and voluntary codes: it has a new emphasis throughout on culture. For the first time, a distinction is drawn between Western and Eastern perceptions of corporate governance, and new cases from China (including Huawei) further support this new approach.


  • Fully updated in light of the UK Corporate Governance Code (2018) and the World Economic Forum risk survey (2018)
  • New coverage of non-listed entities—not-for-profits, cooperatives, and charities—to reflect the growing diversity of organisations
  • Discussions of additional non-Western models such as the Keiretsu and Chaebol models used in Japan and South Korea, respectively
  • New case studies including organisations such as Huawei, the NHS, and Unilever
  • Increased coverage of board diversity, culture, corporate transparency, sustainability and business ethics, cyber risk, and digitisation.

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1. Corporate governance: A frontier subject
2. Governance and management
3. Theories, philosophies, and concepts of corporate governance
4. The governance partnership: Investors, companies, and directors
5. The regulatory framework
6. Models of corporate governance

7. Functions of the board
8. The governance of corporate risk
9. The board and business ethics
10. The governance of listed companies
11. The governance of non-listed corporate entities
12. Corporate governance around the world

13. Board membership: Directors' appointment, roles, and remuneration
14. Board leadership: The reality of the boardroom
15. Board activities: Corporate governance in practice
16. Board effectiveness: Building better boards
17. Board evaluation: Reviewing directors and boards
18. Corporate governance: The next thirty years


Bob Tricker - former Professor of Finance at the University of Hong Kong and Honorary Professor at Hong Kong Baptist University and Hong Kong Open University. His previous books include Corporate Governance (Gower Press, 1984), the first book with that title.

Student Resources

Corporate Governance is supported by an extensive range of online resources for students, including:

  • Additional information on cases
  • Suggested further reading and research tips
  • Corporate Governance Blog
  • Web links
  • Corporate Governance codes around the world
    Answers to self-test questions

Teacher Resources

The following resources will be available for lecturers who prescribe Corporate Governance, fourth edition, to their course:

  • PowerPoint slides
  • Additional case studies
  • Group exercises
  • Teaching notes for the case studies in the book
  • Teaching notes for the projects in the book.