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Course Details in 2019/20 Session

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Module Title LH International Corporate Governance
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Birmingham Business School
Module Code 07 14949
Module Lead Jing-Ming Kuo (Thomas)
Level Honours Level
Credits 10
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Guided independent study-78 hours
Lecture-22 hours
Total: 100 hours
Description The module will cover the following topics: evolution of corporate governance including international developments in corporate governance; roles of institutional investors, individual investors and stakeholders; shareholder activism; board structures and remuneration; regulatory aspects of corporate governance; practice and effectiveness of corporate governance in selected countries
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module the student should be able to: Discuss the current developments in corporate governance laws, institutions and regulations in selected countries; Evaluate the practice and implementation of corporate governance in business organisations in selected countries; Critically review the debate on the role and effectiveness of corporate governance within an international context; Evaluate the role of institutional investors in promoting standards of good corporate governance within an international context.
Assessment 14949-01 : Component 1 : Exam (Centrally Timetabled) - Written Unseen (75%)
14949-02 : Assignment : Coursework (25%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions 2 hr unseen written examination
Reading List R Monks & N Minow, Corporate Governance, Blackwell Publishers
Weston, J F, Siu, J A & Johnson, B A. 2001. Takeovers, Restructuring and Corporate Governance. Prentice Hall International.
Gugler, K (ed). 2001. Corporate Governance and Economic Performance. Oxford University Press.
Barca, F & Becht, M (eds). 2001. The Control of Corporate Europe. Oxford University Press.