The leadership crisis experienced at the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa reveals deep seated corporate governance failures in the management of the country's state owned enterprises.
A weak pound is likely to lure more international bidders to UK shores. Time then to make sure we have our defences in place.
Shareholders are left in the dark if CEOs overstate their firms’ prospects or conceal negative information.
There's a common theme in the rise of class actions against companies: CEOs have not been straight with investors, issuing falsely optimistic information or concealing negative information.
Research reveals a business case for corporate philanthropy.
You may think it's hard to justify corporate giving, but if done well it can be a win-win-win for the company, community and shareholders.
President-elect Trump’s twitter account has the power to devastate companies’ share prices.
Tweet-shaming from politicians isn't the best way to regulate companies – it hurts investments, shareholders and ultimately the economy.
CEOs who are more confident are less likely to sell their own stock in a company.
If a company is led by an overconfident CEO, the firm is less likely to invest in corporate social responsibility measures like workforce diversity.
Shareholder activism is growing worldwide.
Australia's rules on how investors engage with companies, coupled with the clout of superannuation investor groups, means there's potential for more shareholder activism.
Commonwealth Bank is just one of a few Australian businesses that have faced shareholder votes against executive pay.
Two experts debate whether or not Australian executive pay should be benchmarked against that of US companies.
Hart and Holmström changed the way we think about corporate governance.
Australian banks improved their efficiency after the introduction in 2003 of the ASX Principles of Good Corporate Governance, which aimed for improved governance mechanisms and thus better control over bank management.
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Good corporate governance is good for efficiency and profit in banks. But having independent board members and the number of board meetings don't play a role, research shows.
Mannequins for sale in the Crawley branch of BHS.
The pursuit of shareholder value destroys jobs, investment and the long term health of the economy, but as long it is legal Philip Green’s behaviour is just business as usual.
Talking tough against privilege.
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May's plans to transform business are more radical than they first appear.
Feel-good fudges designed to boost staff morale are giving way to tangible projects which can be reported to shareholders.
Did big business encourage this?
The way that UK businesses are run goes a long way towards explaining Brexit. It's time for reform.
Research shows independent directors required by the ASX are not acting in shareholders best interest.
Research shows that having experienced shareholders that use swing trading on boards is better for business, than the independent directors required by the ASX.
Ringmaster. CEOs are playing to the crowd.
A cheerful assessment of the profit potential from a merger is an easy sell to eager investors.
How to stop bank CEOs rolling the dice.
Behind all the hand-wringing over financial executive pay is a desire to moderate risk-taking. Financial markets may already have the answer to hand.
Shareholders deserve a greater say in who sits in these seats.
Common mythology holds that shareholders of public corporations choose who sits on the board of directors. Nothing could be further from the truth. Under the laws of most states, directors are automatically…
Ello has become the fastest-growing social network mainly because of its promise to keep itself free of advertising.
Ello is enjoying its moment of fame – in part thanks to its use of the latest fad in corporate legal structures. The eight-month-old social network is still in beta, and has nothing like the brand recognition…
Activists have a range of options available to them to voice their anger at a company’s decisions.
As part of its program to cut red tape and bureaucracy, the Australian government is set to repeal the 100-member rule. The rule contained in the Corporations Act forces a company to hold a general meeting…