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This article addresses strategies used by creditors to take control of businesses in bankruptcy. The creditors are able to convert their debt to equity ownership by acquiring a significant amount of the companies’ outstanding debt and then controlling the bankruptcy process. The article...
In the 1990s various committees (Cadbury, Greenbury, Hempel) reported on governance issues, including the role played by non‐executive directors in promoting “best practice”. Following public concern at cases of “excessive” pay awards to executive directors and financial irregularities...
The intent of this article is to explore the resultant conundrum that arises when the role of the chief executive officer (CEO) and the role of the chairman of the corporate board are merged into one person. There is a resultant loss in checks and balances and this can result in a decrease in...
Professional football clubs in England face serious financial and operational difficulties and challenges. Our survey reveals that less than a quarter of football clubs responding had an internal audit committee. Even where clubs had an audit committee, almost one third of those clubs report...
Modern day business is beset with changing operating paradigms. Economies with efficient economic policies and stable political systems are a big draw among the investors. Countries that have opened themselves to world markets and that have good legal systems in place, providing protection to...
The topic of this paper focuses on proactive versus reactive business ethics performance in the marketplace. The internal perception of a corporation and the external perception of the same corporation are used as generic determinants of business ethics performance. In turn, they are underpinned...
High profile disasters such as those experienced at Barings in 1995 and more recently at Enron and AIB Group, have resulted in increasing attention being focused on the internal control procedures of companies, in particular on the control mechanisms and processes in place in treasury...
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