Chambers' Corporate Governance Handbook – A Book Review
by Brian Risman, Publisher and Founder, The Law Journal UK
The Chambers' Corporate Governance Handbook (Directors Handbook Series) is an excellent guide for those of legal and other backgrounds who are involved in issues of Corporate Governance.
The Chambers' Corporate Governance Handbook (Directors Handbook Series) is a highly detailed guide dealing with a complex, difficult challenge facing companies, and indeed society, nowadays. Namely, implementing effective Corporate Governance measures and monitoring facilities. Too many firms have seemingly implemented Corporate Governance, yet have fallen into collapse and scandal involving their operations. What has gone wrong? Instead of ignoring these challenges, this book ably tackles these issues, placing blame where appropriate, and recommending possible solutions to these problems. Many works in this area have failed to address these growing issues. Not this work, which is one of the most realistic analyses I have seen.
This work is also readable at many levels, from the specialist practitioner to the management dealing with Governance, all the way to the student dealing with this topic. Some advice is appropriate in approaching this work. The first sections involve Checklists for implementing and maintaining Corporate Governance, as well as guest articles. The second group of sections gives a detailed background on the various Committees and Regulations, plus a general history of the evolution of Corporate Governance. The third group of sections involved discusses the realities of Corporate Governance in practice, whilst the final group of sections deals with issues facing Corporate Governance. Whilst this organisation is very suitable to those with a good understanding of the topic, I would recommend that a relative neophyte start with the second group of sections giving background and a history of the topic. In that way, you would have a clear picture of the topic, allowing you to fully utilise this book to the greatest value.
Another important advantage of this book is that the author gives authoritative opinions on the problems facing Corporate Governance. The author is clearly willing to face the challenges, allowing the reader to deal with the issues in a realistic manner.
At the same time, the book is quite readable, even for those lacking any background in the topic. It comes highly recommended to all potential readers.
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