from The Open University
Alternatively you can skip the navigation by pressing 'Enter'.
OU on the BBC- Wanted: A Very Personal Assistant: Episode TwoSaturday, 1st August 2015 03:00 - BBC ThreePushed further out of their comfort zones, how will our new carers cope? Read more: OU on the BBC- Wanted: A Very Personal Assistant: Episode Two
Life In Cold Blood: The Cold-Blooded TruthMonday, 3rd August 2015 09:00 - Eden
A History of Ideas: How can I know anything at all?Monday, 3rd August 2015 12:04 - BBC Radio 4
Life In Cold Blood: The Cold-Blooded TruthMonday, 3rd August 2015 15:00 - Eden
OU on the BBC- Wanted: A Very Personal Assistant: Episode TwoAvailable until Thursday, 3rd September 2015 02:55Pushed further out of their comfort zones, how will our new carers cope? Read more: OU on the BBC- Wanted: A Very Personal Assistant: Episode Two
A History of Ideas: Writer Lisa Appignanesi on the Love of ChildrenAvailable for over a year
The Met: Policing London: Episode FiveAvailable until Friday, 7th August 2015 01:50
A History of Ideas: Psychotherapist Mark Vernon on FreudAvailable for over a year
Do animals have sex for fun?How was it for Fido? Do animals approach sex in more than a - well, animalistic - way? Read more: Do animals have sex for fun?
Take the photographic memory testCan you capture scenes just by looking at them? Find out with our photographic memory test. Launch now: Take the photographic memory test
Beginners’ Italian: food and drinkThis free course, Beginners’ Italian: food and drink, focuses on buying drinks and snacks in an... Try: Beginners’ Italian: food and drink now
English: skills for learningThis course is for anybody who is thinking of studying for a university degree and would like to... Try: English: skills for learning now
Influences on corporate governance
Corporate governance and shareholder activism have gained in importance over recent...
Corporate governance and shareholder activism have gained in importance over recent years. This unit will enable you to consider the issues addressed by corporate governance. You will examine some of the recent scandals and the regulatory reactions to them, before looking at the elements that continue to drive this area.
On successful completion of this unit, you should be able to:
- provide a range of definitions of corporate governance;
- identify issues usually addressed by corporate governance structures;
- summarise recent scandals and abuses and the regulatory reaction;
- identify the other drivers of corporate governance, such as capital markets, shareholders and rating agencies.
- Current section: Introduction
- Learning outcomes
- 1 What is corporate governance?
- 2 The drivers of corporate governance rules
Study this free course
Enrol to access the full course, get recognition for the skills you learn and track your progress. Make your learning visible!
Influences on corporate governance
The topic of ‘governance’ is one that has gained popularity, and the term is now used to embrace a range of concepts. This unit establishes some basic principles that will form the basis of your study. You will have the opportunity to consider how well these principles match up with your own observations of corporate organisations and behaviour
This material is from our archive and is an adapted extract from Issues in international financial reporting (B853) which is no longer taught by The Open University. If you want to study formally with us, you may wish to explore other courses we offer in this.
This is an extract from an Open University course which is no longer available to new students. If you found this interesting you could explore more free Business Studies courses or view the range of currently available OU Business Studies courses.
Copyright & revisions
Originally published: Tuesday, 12th July 2011
- Creative-Commons: The Open University is proud to release this free course under a Creative Commons licence. However, any third-party materials featured within it are used with permission and are not ours to give away. These materials are not subject to the Creative Commons licence. See terms and conditions. Full details can be found in the Acknowledgements section.
- This site has Copy Reuse Tracking enabled - see our FAQs for more information.
If you enjoyed this, why not follow a feed to find out when we have new things like it? Choose an RSS feed from the list below. (Don't know what to do with RSS feeds?)
Remember, you can also make your own, personal feed by combining tags from around OpenLearn.