corporate governance

corporate governance
Order Description
Conduct a review of the governance of your organisation (or one with which you are
familiar) and write a report with your findings. Use the concepts, tools and techniques
learned in this subject to review the structure, process and effectiveness of the governance
of the organisation, and to make recommendations for appropriate improvements. These
focus questions could guide you in writing your report:
• In which aspects of corporate governance has your organisation been reasonably
successful? Discuss what has led to the success and how it could be sustained.
• In which aspects of corporate governance has your organisation failed or been less
successful? Discuss the reasons for this and what can be done to address them.
I want this assignment conducted on Delta SBD, an Aus based mining company.

I need one of the references to include ‘Corporate governance’ by Bob Tricker

The course content that the assignment needs to be based on is as follows. The content must be based around this content.


1. Governance and management
• Significance of constitutions for corporate entities
• Memorandum and articles of association
• Distinction between governance and management
• Performance and conformance aspects of governance

2. The governance partnership: investors, companies and directors
• Shareholder rights
• Different types of ‘director’ appointments
• Chairman and chief executive roles
• Board structures
• Board committees

3. The regulatory framework
• Sarbanes-Oxley Act: United States
• Cadbury to the combined code: United Kingdom
• Governance debate
• Corporate governance codes around the world

4. Theories and philosophies of corporate governance
• Agency theory
• Stewardship theory
• Systems theory

5. Functions of the board
• Functions of the board
• Corporate transparency
• Delegation of board functions to management
• Balance between the board’s performance and conformance roles

6. The reality of the boardroom
• How people, power, and politics affect practice
• Sources of governance power
• Board styles
• Corporate codes of ethics and their enforcement

7. Director’s capabilities and responsibilities
• Desirable attributes in a director
• Core competencies a director needs
• Roles directors play
• Legal duties of a director

8. Board activities: corporate governance in practice
• Managing of board committees
• The importance of the external auditor
• The role of the company secretary
• The influence of the audit committee

9. Assessment of directors, boards, and companies
• Reviewing individual directors’ performance
• Reviewing board performance
• Corporate governance rating systems for companies
• Corporate governance assessment systems for countries

10. Corporate risk assessment
• Levels and types of risk
• Risk analysis
• Risk evaluation
• Risk transfer

11. Corporate social responsibility and sustainability
• Corporate social responsibility: strategies and policies
• Corporate social responsibility reporting
• Sustainability reporting
• Balancing corporate responsibilities

12. Corporate governance and the future: the next thirty years
• Today’s frontiers of corporate governance
• Beyond the frontiers of corporate gov
The course text book is Corporate governance by Bob Tricker

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