Manifest-I presents a summary of recently released academic papers on international corporate governance and corporate social responsibility issues. The Special Interest Race to CEO Primacy and the End of Corporate Governance Law Steven Ramirez, professor of law, Loyola University of Chicago School of Law This paper argues that recent fears US corporate governance has moved […]

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Manifest-I presents a summary of recently released academic papers on international corporate governance and corporate social responsibility issues. Law and the Market: The Impact of Enforcement John Coffee, Columbia Law School. Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 304. The US is unique in both its expenditure on securities regulation enforcement and the amount and […]

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Manifest-I presents a summary of recently released academic papers on international corporate governance and corporate social responsibility issues. Superstar CEOs Ulrike Malmendier, University of California – Berkeley; and Geoffrey Tate, UCLA. The firms of US chief executives who win high-profile awards from the business press or other organisations suffer declining performance, while the chief executives […]

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Most institutional investors believe there should be a stronger link between executive pay and performance at US companies, with 90% believing the current system has overpaid board members and 85% stating that it has damaged the image of corporate America, reported a survey by Watson Wyatt, the human capital consulting firm. Watson Wyatt surveyed 55 […]

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A European Group of Auditors’ Oversight Bodies has been set up by the European Commission. The group will ensure effective coordination of new public oversight systems of statutory auditors and audit firms within the European Union and may also provide technical input to the preparation of the Commission implement the 8th company law directive covering […]

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There were 43 Australian listed companies that failed to notify shareholders about the remuneration report vote that was introduced as part of other company law changes and applied to most firms for the first time in the 2005 AGM season, according to the Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC). Jeremy Cooper, ASIC’s deputy chairman, said […]

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A survey of 75 fund managers has revealed that this year’s adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) has already begun to affect investment decisions according to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).  The results show that 47% said information reported under IFRS had direct influence on decisions, 29% that it had influenced their decisions to move their investment […]

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The UK’s Auditing Practices Board (APB) has decided to defer its revision of the International Standard on Auditing (UK and Ireland) 700 (ISA 700) on the auditor’s report on financial statements, which it published for consultation in December 2004. It believes that forthcoming changes to UK company law, the revision of the EU’s 8th directive […]

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European internal commissioner Charlie McCreevy recognised that the current early stages of adoption of International Financial Reporting standards (IFRS) raised challenges in application and interpretation speaking at a recent European Federation of Accountants’ seminar on IFRS. In particular, he said there needed to be broader arrangements for consistent application at company level, and McCreevy mooted […]

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