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Principles of Contemporary Corporate Governance
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Part I. Basic Concepts, Board Structures and Company Officers: 1. The concepts of 'corporate governance' and 'essential' principles of corporate governance; 2. Stakeholders in corporate governance and corporate social responsibility; 3. Board functions and structures; 4. Types of company directors and officers; Part II. Corporate Governance in Australia: 5. Regulation of corporate governance; 6. The role of the regulators: ASIC and the ASX; 7. Accounting governance; 8. Auditors and audits; 9. Directors' duties and liability; 10. Enforcement of directors' duties; Part III. Corporate Governance in International and Global Contexts: 11. Corporate governance in the United States, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Canada, South Africa and India; 12. Corporate governance in the EU, the G20/OECD principles of corporate governance, and corporate governance in Germany, Japan, China and Indonesia; Part IV. Shareholder Activism and Business Ethics: 13. Shareholder activism; 14. Business ethics and corporate governance.

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Jean Jacques du Plessis is a Professor (Corporate Law) in the Deakin Law School, Deakin University. Jean publishes actively in the area of corporate governance, with more than 100 articles published in Australian and international refereed journals. He is co-author of 10 books, published in Australia, Germany and South Africa. He is an Alexander von Humboldt Scholar and received the Anneliese Maier Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundations for a 5-year period (2013-18). He was Head of the Deakin Law School (2000-02), President of the Corporate Law Teachers Association (CLTA) (2008-09) and became a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) in October 2011. Jean teaches in the areas of corporate governance, corporate law and business law. He was co-editor of the Deakin Law Review in 2012 and currently serves on the editorial Board of the European Journal of Economics and Management. Anil Hargovan is an Associate Professor in the School of Taxation and Business Law at the University of New South Wales (UNSW). His research interests are in the area of corporate and insolvency law, a discipline in which he has presented many conference papers and published widely in refereed Australian and international law journals. His academic work, with over 110 publications, has been cited by the Corporations and Markets Advisory Committee and the judiciary. He has been a guest editor of the Australian Journal of Corporate Law and currently serves on the editorial board of the Insolvency Law Bulletin. Anil has authored and co-authored several books, including Australian Corporate Law (2016). Anil was President of the Corporate Law Teachers Association (CLTA) in 2011-12 and is currently a member of the Executive Committee of the CLTA. Anil currently serves on the Corporate Governance Subject Advisory Committee and on the Applied Corporate Law Subject Advisory Committee at the Governance Institute of Australia. Anil has conducted the Corporate Governance course in the MBA program at the Australian Graduate School of Management at UNSW. Jason Harris is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), where he teaches corporate law, insolvency and commercial law. Jason is the President of the Australian Corporate Law Teachers' Association for 2017. Jason's research interests are primarily in the area of directors' duties, corporate groups and disclosure obligations. Jason has written extensively on these areas. He has published 12 books and over 90 articles in scholarly and professional journals. Jason's research has been cited in the Federal Court of Australia and the Supreme Courts of NSW, South Australia and Western Australia, and by the Corporations and Markets Advisory Committee. Jason is a Fellow of Governance Institute of Australia (and is the Chair of its National Education Committee), a member of the Corporations and Insolvency Committees of the Law Council of Australia and the academic executive committee of the Banking and Financial Services Law Association and an academic member of the Australian Restructuring, Insolvency and Turnaround Association.

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