Modern history persuasively demonstrates the inexorable link that binds comprehensive regulation to the global economy. This important book, rather than simply recount a litany of corporate governance failures, persuasively explains why, despite policymakers' best intentions, regulation has failed in the modern era. An objective study intended for a diverse readership, Corporate Governance Regulation unveils the underlying, root causes of regulatory failure. The result: A compelling and original analysis, broadly suited for a global audience of all backgrounds.
Drawing from an eclectic, analytic framework, governance experts Nicholas Vakkur and Zulma Herrera offer both the professional and global citizen alike a multi-dimensional understanding of issues critical to global economic health. Nuanced and persuasively argued, Corporate Governance Regulation represents a formidable catalyst in the elusive, ongoing quest for global economic stability.
NICHOLAS V. VAKKUR is the founder of Vakkur.org, a non-partisan think tank that helps corporations manage risk while positively influencing corporate governance policy. Widely published in leading U.S. and international scholarly journals, Mr. Vakkur has been cited before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Senate, the U.S. Department of Justice, and various foreign entities; has been covered frequently in the news media; and has been invited to speak to Wall Street CEOs. He is an assistant professor of accounting at Trident University and has served as the CFO of a global nonprofit organization. Mr. Vakkur graduated summa cum laude from the University of Notre Dame and has a master's degree in public policy.
ZULMA J. HERRERA, while with Goldman Sachs, participated at a senior level in various mergers of global corporations. Ms. Herrera has worked in-house with the executive teams of two global corporations and has served in a variety of senior roles within the technology industry. A noted corporate governance scholar, Ms. Herrera serves as the CEO of Vakkur.org, which enables corporate clients to manage risk effectively. Ms. Herrera graduated with honors from the University of Notre Dame and is acquiring an MBA.
"This timely book will interest those wanting to improve corporate governance and risk management. It should also appeal to anyone curious about what caused banks to fail in a number of markets in recent times, and the values which led to this failure. In considering principles which are essential to good governance, ACCA recognizes that corporate governance evolves and improves over time. We accept that organizations in different sectors and across the world operate in diverse environments in terms of culture, regulation, legislation and enforcement. What is appropriate, in terms of governance, for one type of organization will not be appropriate to all organizations. John Zinkin’s book seeks to address this challenge, analyzing the essential cultural and behavioral issues which sit at the heart of the challenges."
—Paul Moxey, Head of Risk Management and Corporate Governance, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
"A scholarly combination of practical guidelines and strategic vision."
—Lady Sylvia Jay CBE, Vice-Chairman, L'Oreal UK; Independent Director, Alcatel-Lucent, Compagnie de Saint Gobain, Lazard Limited and Carrefour
"This is a highly topical and timely publication. Globally, the crisis that has gripped the financial services sector following the failure of well known global banks in recent years has focused attention on corporate governance. To restore confidence in the financial services sector is a long-term goal and effective corporate governance, together with the closely associated topic of risk management, has gripped not only governments and banks, but the public too. In this book, John Zinkin clearly asserts that financial institutions need to exert their responsibilities beyond their shareholders and far more into the wider group of stakeholders, including employees and wider society. In considering issues globally, John provides a book that is not only thought-provoking but pragmatic and useful at a time when stakeholders in our banks need to see real change in transparent, practical ways from those charged with governing our banks."
—Ruth Martin, Managing Director, The Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment