Business Governance Handbook: Principles and Practice, Volume 1

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Juta and Company Ltd, 2003 - Business & Economics - 412 pages
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The controversial issues of director liability and auditor independence are addressed with pragmatic solutions in this helpful guide to running a business. Vital strategies aimed at aligning the interests of shareholders, directors, and managers in the best interest of the company are included with tips for optimizing business earnings and cash flow to increase shareholder value. Nine universal governance principles drawn together from international codes of conduct such as the King II Code, the GRI sustainable reporting recommendations, and the Myburgh report demonstrate how to optimize shareholder value without compromising positive corporate and governance practice.
 

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Contents

Business Framework
17
Business and Failure
40
Business Opportunities
47
Business Stakeholders
61
Business Misconduct and Malpractice
75
Principles of Governance
97
The Ethics of Business
143
The Appointment of Directors
151
Internal Auditors
259
Board Committees
288
SMEs Governance and Reporting
296
Performance and Conformance
306
Selected Bibliography
337
B King II Specimen Code of Business Conduct
356
Directors Legal Duties in terms of the Companies Act and Banks Act
373
E Criminal and Civil Liabilities of Directors and Officers under
390

Directors Performance and Rewards 1 92
192
Accounting Standards and Reporting
215
Shareholder and Stakeholder Relations
234
F Governance Legislation Regulators and Institutes
403
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Dr. John W. Hendrikse is the CEO of Genesis Corporate Services CC and CAPTAX CC, which specializes in corporate performance and turnaround strategies, business valuations, business broking, governance, consulting and management training. Leigh Hendrikse is an executive member of Genesis Corporate Services CC and CAPTAX CC and specializes in intellectual property valuations and corporate governance consulting. They are coauthors of The Valuations Handbook.

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