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Gatekeepers : The Professions and Corporate Governance (Hardcover)

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Much of the debate and investigation of corporate collapse and failure has focused on boards and directors. Not so much attention has been given to the role of those who inform and advise them: the gatekeeping professions who play a vital and influential role in modern business.
In the book, John Coffee, world-renowned Professor of Corporate Law, explains how the professions have evolved, performed and changed their behavior over the last century. Coffee argues that all boards of directors are prisoners of their gatekeepers and only if the board''s agents properly advise and warn it, can the board function efficiently.
This well-informed, accessible and challenging account will be vital reading to all who wish to understand the contemporary business landscape and ''why the dogs didn''t bark'' for Enron and WorldCom.

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Publisher Oxford Univ Pr on Demand
Mfg Part# 9780199288090
SKU 202284471
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0199288097
Release Date 4/10/2007
Product Attributes
Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0389
Publisher Oxford University Press
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