15 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: This module introduces students to the study of corporate governance. The module covers the subject both from a theoretical and practical perspective. The early part of the module discusses the theories underlying the study of governance, recent governance failures, and policy initiatives designed to improve governance quality and accountability. The module proceeds to explore the main mechanisms of the governance environment for shareholder-owned companies, specifically investigating whether governance characteristics influence corporate performance. The module also includes a detailed discussion of governance in an international context as well as a discussion of governance in non-profit organisations.

Restrictions on availability: Management School students only.

Staff Contact: KHALID SHARIF M
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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