Corporate Governance (The Book)- Synopsis
The thought of writing this book crystallized in late 2011, with the desire to take a practical approach, based on interviewing respected practitioners and completion of a questionnaire by some of such persons. This book responds to the growing dynamism of corporate governance, with a focus on emerging economies and in particular practices in Nigeria.
Among others, it discusses the development of corporate governance practice in the Nigerian business environment and situates this within the broad perspective of emerging economies.Using recent codes, it demonstrates the depth of theory but draws attention to the yearning gap in practice.
Discussion of the roles of boards, board committees, Shareholders and key governance personnel is stimulating. With copious illustrations from the Oil and Gas industry, dimensions such as risk management, ethics and the place of leadership in good corporate governance practice are discussed. It examines and depreciates the un-abating corruption in corporate and national life in this clime and proffers suggestions on how to stem impunity, the bane of good corporate governance. It also provides good reading for advanced management and Business studies students reading for the MBA and other postgraduate courses; it is a reference material for directors, practitioners and others involved with governance roles.