School of Law

Professor Keay publishes new book on ‘Board Accountability in Corporate Governance’

19 June 2015 | Peter Edwards

Professor Andrew Keay has recently released a book entitled Board Accountability in Corporate Governance, published by Routledge.

Drawing on political science, public administration, accounting, and ethics literature, Board Accountability in Corporate Governance examines the concept of accountability and its meaning in the corporate governance context. It examines the rationale for making boards accountable, and outlines the obstacles and drawbacks involved in providing for accountability.

The book examines how current mechanisms for ensuring accountability are assessed in terms of fairness, justice, transparency, practicality, effectiveness and efficiency, and discusses the ways that accountability might be improved. Professor Keay argues that enhanced accountability can provide better corporate governance, helping to reduce the frequency and severity of financial crises, and improve confidence in company practice.

As an in depth study of a key element within the exercise of authority and management in corporate entities, this book will be of great use and interest to researchers and students of corporate governance, business and management, and corporate social responsibility.

Andrew Keay is Professor of Corporate and Commercial Law at the School of Law, University of Leeds. He specialises in corporate governance issues particularly corporate governance theory, directors' duties and shareholder rights and remedies.

He is currently the principal investigator for a (LINK) European Commission contracted Study on Substantive Insolvency Law.

More information on the book is available here.


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