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Seminarium specjalizacyjne - Corporate Governance: Facts and Myths

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Kod przedmiotu: 2200-1SKPH02 Kod Erasmus / ISCED: (brak danych) / (brak danych)
Nazwa przedmiotu: Seminarium specjalizacyjne - Corporate Governance: Facts and Myths
Jednostka: Wydział Prawa i Administracji
Grupy: Seminaria specjalizacyjne dla studiów prawniczych (nowy program)
Punkty ECTS i inne: 2.00
Język prowadzenia: angielski
Tryb prowadzenia:

w sali

Pełny opis:

Long before Enron’s scandalous collapse, the corporation, a fledgling institution, was

engulfed in corruption and fraud. Businessmen and politicians had been suspicious of the

corporation from the time it first emerged in the late sixteenth century. Unlike the prevailing

partnership form, in which relatively small group of men, bonded together by personal

loyalties and mutual trust, pooled their resources to set up businesses they ran as well as

owned, the corporation separated ownership from management – one group of people,

directors and managers, ran the firm, while another group, shareholders, owned it. That

unique designed was believed by many to be a recipe for corruption and scandal. Adam

Smith warned in the Wealth of Nations that because managers could not be trusted to

steward “Other people’s money”, “negligence and profusion” would inevitably result when

businesses organized as corporations. Indeed, by the time Adam Smith wrote those words in

1776, the corporation had been banned in England for more than fifty years. In 1720, the

English Parliament, fed up with the epidemic of corporate high jinks plaguing Exchange Alley,

had outlawed the corporation with some exception. Recent financial crises and notorious

corporate malpractice still prompt many questions about how companies are run – and

whether this tallies with how they should be run. The aim of seminar is to systematically

explore the factors that shape corporate governance, and discuss both corporate

governance practices implemented by companies and those imposed by regulators. The aim

of seminar is also to try to determine how sound corporate governance can help companies

to create value for their shareholders. To illustrate that some practices are global while

others are appropriate only in certain settings, case studies of individual companies from

Europe, Asia, North and South America will be discussed. The seminar is designed to equip

the students with a sound understanding of the structures and procedures of boards and

other governing bodies. The international perspective will enable students to evaluate

attitudes to governance around the world, in diverse regions such as Europe, Asia, and the

Middle East. This approach ensures students have a deep understanding how corporate

governence works in action (not just in books) and its essential role in real-world business



Bob Tricker, Corporate governance. Principles, Policies and Practices, Oxford University

Press, 2015, Third Edition

Zajęcia w cyklu "Semestr letni 2020/21" (jeszcze nie rozpoczęty)

Okres: 2021-02-22 - 2021-06-13
Wybrany podział planu:

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Typ zajęć: Seminarium specjalizacyjne, 30 godzin więcej informacji
Koordynatorzy: Michał Romanowski
Prowadzący grup: Michał Romanowski
Lista studentów: (nie masz dostępu)
Zaliczenie: Zaliczenie na ocenę
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Właścicielem praw autorskich jest Uniwersytet Warszawski.