A Real Look at Real World Corporate Governance

Book cover of A Real Look at Real World Corporate Governance

A Real Look at Real World Corporate Governance

By David F. Larcker, Brian Tayan
Larcker and Tayan, August 29, 2013

A Real Look at Real World Corporate Governance takes a practical look at issues involving the board of directors, CEO succession planning, executive compensation, and accounting and internal controls. Written in a clear and accessible style by two leading experts, this book is a must-read for executives, directors, shareholders, and anyone else interested in how companies are run and how to make them better.

Each chapter examines a current and important issue, bringing together compelling research and relevant examples to understand which practices are necessary to improve corporate performance.

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Their concise book is designed to help current and future business leaders, shareholders, and government regulators navigate critical issues relating to the board of directors function, accounting and internal controls, CEO succession planning, and executive compensation. For each, the authors dissect the underlying forces at play, provide case studies that show how and why governance can break down, and invite discussion about the many judgment calls that corporate leaders and boards must make.
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