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Driven to the Brink : Why Corporate Governance, Board Leadership and Culture Matter / by Alicia Micklethwait, Patricia Dimond

By: Contributor(s): Resource type: Ressourcentyp: Buch (Online)Book (Online)Language: English Series: SpringerLink Bücher | Springer eBook Collection Business and ManagementPublisher: London : Palgrave Macmillan, 2017Description: Online-Ressource (XVIII, 244 p, online resource)ISBN:
  • 9781137590534
Subject(s): Additional physical formats: 9781137590510 | Druckausg.: 978-1-137-59051-0 | Printed edition: 9781137590510 | Erscheint auch als: Driven to the brink. Druck-Ausgabe London, United Kingdom : Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. xviii, 244 SeitenLOC classification:
  • HD2741-HD2749
DOI: DOI: 10.1057/978-1-137-59053-4Online resources: Summary: Driven to the Brink is a collection of short stories about corporate disasters and how inadequate governance and flawed culture caused a massive destruction of shareholder value. Look at any major corporate meltdown and two factors emerge: a failure of corporate governance and a culture where short-termism and greed are rewarded and risk is encouraged to flourish unchecked. Two years before the latest crash, Alicia Micklethwait co-wrote the best-selling Greed and Corporate Failure which examined some of the high profile corporate disasters of the early years of the 21st century. Sadly those lessons were forgotten. Companies have continued to be Driven to the Brink of disaster. Now, with co-author Patty Dimond, they examine what we must learn this time around. Drawing on in-depth case studies of the Libor scandal, Olympus, Co-op, Kids Company and others, Dimond and Micklethwait ask what have we learned and more importantly, what can we do to prevent these disasters from happening again? They also examine the large, emerging and less widely understood world of Corporate China with detailed discussion of the Lixel and Glaxo frauds. On a positive note, staying with China, they look at the story of Alibaba and ask is an ethical culture enough to protect shareholder rights?Summary: Foreword -- 1. Introduction -- 2.Enron: creation to boom and bust: (b)1985 - (d)2001 -- 3. The Banking Crisis: born of dreams fueled with bad behaviours -- 4.Global Banking: will the scandals ever end? -- 5.Olympus: ‘management was corrupt at its core’ -- 6. The Co-operative: CEO resigns amid turmoil and calls for reform -- 7. Kids Company: passion overruled reason -- 8. China: land of opportunity but beware of landmines -- 9.Alibaba: largest e-tailer on the globe, a mere 15 years on -- 10.ConclusionPPN: PPN: 1657616444Package identifier: Produktsigel: ZDB-2-BUM | ZDB-2-SEB | ZDB-2-SXBM
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