A001426633 Corporate Governance Assignment

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Student name:
Mellisa Layne

Course name:
MBA Generic

Subject name:
Corporate Governance

Subject facilitator:
Kamla Rampersad de Silva

Teaching Centre:

Nations University

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Responsibility 8: Corporate Social Responsibility 12
4. Recommendations 12
5. Conclusion 14
6. References 15

1. Introduction
Corporate entities of all types need a governing body. In the case of a company, this is its board of directors. Corporate entities governed by a board of directors face the central challenge of the agency issue. Whenever a principal has to rely on agents to handle his or her business, governance issues arise. (Tricker 2012)
Presently, corporate governance is an evolving concept as such there is no fixed definition. However, corporate governance has been defined as, “the system by which companies are directed and controlled.” (The Report of the Cadbury Committee on The Financial Aspects of Corporate Governance: The Code of Best Practice 1993)
Recent high-profile corporate failures, scandals and, in some cases, executive corruption, have focused international regulatory and public attention on the need for having appropriate corporate governance standards and practices. (Leblanc 2005) As such, much emphasis is being placed on board evaluation.
The ‘principles-based’ model of corporate governance is applied in Commonwealth countries. Under this model companies are required to report that they have followed the governance principles laid down in the codes or to explain why they have not. (Tricker 2012)
Guyana being a Commonwealth country is subject to this self-regulatory framework of corporate governance. This paper used the
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