- Paperback: 584 pages
- Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 3 edition (December 19, 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1405116986
- ISBN-13: 978-1405116985
- Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 1.6 x 9.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,518,133 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"The most comprehensive examination and commentary on corporate governance that I have yet seen ... If I had to choose one book among the dozens available to explain and illuminate the complexities of corporate governance, this definitive treatise would be it." Hugh Parker <!--end-->
"Corporate Governance is a lucid and comprehensive introduction to a subject that is of critical importance to anyone interested in business. Everyone, from student, to scholar, to corporate employee, officer, director, or shareholder, will find it valuable." Donald Jacobs, Dean, Kellogg School of Business, Northwestern University
"This is what we've needed - a solid text on corporate governance written by two of the real stars in the field." D. Jeanne Patterson, former Associate Professor of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University
"A fresh, thoughtful, and timely look at the problem of corporate governance... a little gem." Joseph A. Grundfest, Stanford Law School
"Exactly what's needed for MBA students and management professionals." Gordon Clark, Dean, Faculty of Arts, Monash University
"The MBA student seeking real world examples will be well satisfied with this material ... a major strength of the book is the practitioner perspective that the authors bring to the area." Stuart L. Gillan, The University of Texas at Austin
"... authoritative and informative, with some fascinating case vignettes ... A monumental work." Bob Tricker, Editor, Corporate Governance
"… carefully blends economic and legal aspects of corporate governance. Highly recommended for use in seminars on board practices, MBA programs, and corporate governance forums." Cornelis A. de Kluyver, former Dean, School of Business Administration, George Mason University
"Highly useful ... illuminates the current issues facing managers, boards of directors, and shareholders, as well as explaining their respective roles in the corporation." Ira M. Millstein, Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Lester Crown Visiting Faculty Fellow, Yale School of Management
"Provides a strong theoretical framework for the subject. It gives meaning to the important public policy issues by numerous examples, case studies, and policy statements." Professor J. Fred Weston, UCLA
(Praise for the first edition.)
"Corporate Governance is truly a remarkable achievement - it combines a global perspective and a finely balanced account of regulatory policy with illuminating case studies of how governance works inside companies. It remains the key point of reference in its field.' Simon Deakin, Judge Institute, University of Cambridge
In the wake of the recent dramatic series of corporate meltdowns: Enron; Tyco; Adelphia; WorldCom; the timely new edition of this successful text provides students and business professionals with a welcome update of the key issues facing managers, boards of directors, investors, and shareholders.In addition to its authoritative overview of the history, the myth and the reality of corporate governance, this new edition has been updated to include:analysis of the latest cases of corporate disaster;An overview of corporate governance guidelines and codes of practice in developing and emerging marketsnew cases: Adelphia; Arthur Andersen; Tyco Laboratories; Worldcom; Gerstner's pay packet at IBMOnce again in the new edition of their textbook, Robert A. G. Monks and Nell Minow show clearly the role of corporate governance in making sure the right questions are asked and the necessary checks and balances in place to protect the long-term, sustainable value of the enterprise.A CD-ROM containing a comprehensive case study of the Enron collapse, complete with senate hearings and video footage, accompanies the text. Further lecturer resources and links are available at www.blackwellpublishing.com/monks
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1. It lacks structure. The book flows in all direction at the same time, desperately looking for a purpose.
2. The clutter is overwhelming and the 400+ pages fail to reveal the purpose of the book. I see two alternatives - a review of corporate governance directed to non-academic use or an academic textbook in corporate governance directed to advanced undergraduate and graduate students. No book can accomplish both without failing in one of the two. I believe this book is a poor, but the only, choice as a textbook in US corporate governance. Mallin's corporate governance book is in many ways superior to Monks and Minow. Blair's book explains the same problems as Monks and Minow does in 60 pages.
3. The book does not figure out the main issues in corporate governance and structure the book around them. The three ideas, ownership - monitoring - performance, the book uses are too artificial and overly simplistic and this simplicity is completely lost in the book. Actually, these three ideas are the only clear areas in the book. I would suggest the following "great themes". Ownership, management, control, performance, and stakeholders is probably a better way to look at the main areas in corporate governance that the existant.
5. The ideas of corporate governance are either "best practice" or what is "a failure". You cannot economize explanations, but the book has scores of marginal areas that seem to overwhelm and confuse the readers without belonging to "best practices" or " failures". These marginal cases, references, thoughts, and ideas make it almost impossible to understand what is the purporse of the discussion. Case in point: dealing with greenmail under the board of directors?
6. The book is long.
7. Either add more cases to the book, or offer the cases separately. Make sure that the cases are even. Having a 20 page case on GM is excellent.
8. As a trained lawayer, I have not had any problems following the book. As a finance PhD doing research in corporate governance, I have no problems following the book. But any non-lawyer or layman, is likely to find the material frustrating, overwhelming and muddy. The material is not accessible, barely understandable, and hardly beneficial to the average reader (who is very unlikely a JD with a finance PhD).