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Influences on corporate governance

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Corporate governance and shareholder activism have gained in importance over recent years. This free course, Influences on corporate governance, 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.

After studying this course, 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.

By: The Open University

  • Duration 6 hours
  • Updated Thursday 11th February 2016
  • Advanced level
  • Posted under Business Studies
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Influences on corporate governance


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The topic of ‘governance’ is one that has gained popularity, and the term is now used to embrace a range of concepts. This course 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

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