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The Essential Book of Corporate Governance

The Essential Book of Corporate Governance

First Edition
  • G. N. Bajpai - Former Chairman, Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)
Critical Acclaim

October 2016 | 364 pages | SAGE Response

This book helps organizations to maximize wealth creation, build enduring relationships with stakeholders and be a net contributor to the economies of operated geographies. Based on extensive research, CXO interviews and case studies, the book assists companies to develop their own governance best practices.


Author’s Note
Prologue: Tyranny of Corporate Governance
Stakeholders of Joint Stock Companies
Raison D'etre of Joint Stock Companies
Greed, Hubris and Delinquencies: Barriers to Good Corporate Governance
Fruition: Concept of Corporate Governance
Pillars of Corporate Governance
Boardroom Practices
Accounting and Financial Reporting Standards
Related Party Transactions
Risk Management
Building Ethos: Ecosystem
Building Enablers of Good Corporate Governance
Monitoring Pyramid
Evaluation of Quality of Corporate Governance
Conclusion: Corporate Governance—Triumph of the Enterprise
Annexure 1: Case Studies
Annexure 2: Board Allocation of Role between Board and the Management
Annexure 3: Board and Its Sub-committees Meeting Protocols
Annexure 4: Policies
Annexure 5: Charters

…. challenges the reader to appreciate why…Corporate Governance rules actually add great value to companies.

Hal S. Scott
Nomura Professor and Director, International Financial Systems (PIFS), Harvard Law School

[…] the book carries a detailed account of its [Corporate Governance] key dimensions as it is practiced today

Sunil Bharti Mittal
Founder and Chairman, Bharti Enterprise

A must in the shelf of everyone involved in the economic development of India ….

U K Sinha
Chairman, SEBI

Mr. G N Bajpai has successfully utilized his ocean of experience to write a highly readable book.

Sanjiv Goenka
Chairman, RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group

An outstanding analysis of the ramifications and ambit of Corporate Governance.

S K Roy
Chairman, LIC of India

“An outstanding analysis of the ramifications and ambit of Corporate Governance.” 

S K Roy,
Chairman, LIC of India

“[The book] couldn’t have come at a better time in the history of Corporate India…. The book provides the trajectory and finer nuances of corporate governance in India…. A handy tool for all corner office denizens.”

Business Line, January 16, 2017

The Essential Book of Corporate Governance has an extraordinary sweep of history, philosophy, pedagogy, and simple applied common sense…if this book is interwoven into the fabric of governance, a new dawn will emerge, taking India to the very top of the world in terms of quality of governance.

Business Today,
26 February 2017

The book will surely be of use to all those who have anything to do with the corporate, in particular where ordinary investors are engaged. Charts and diagrams make the reading of the book interesting.

Millennium Post,
26 February 2017

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ISBN: 9789385985218