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    CGV B898F
    Issues in Corporate Governance
    CGV B898F
    Issues in Corporate Governance

    Course Coordinator: To be announced

    Advisory prerequisite(s)
    You are advised to have already studied LAW B868F.

    Aims
    This course aims to provide learners with a comprehensive understanding of the rationale for adopting governance standards, the nature and purpose of those standards, the modes of implementing good corporate governance practices, the most important contemporary corporate governance issues globally and, in particular, those that relate to Hong Kong and China. Additionally, the reform and likely future development of corporate governance standards, including the growth of awareness and the importance of corporate social responsibility concepts will also be analysed to better inform learners of issues that they will need to be aware of in their future professional career.

    Contents
    The course covers the following topics:

    • Defining corporate governance and its contemporary importance

    • Global standards of corporate governance

    • Adoption of corporate governance in Asia

    • Corporate governance in China

    • The Hong Kong regulatory framework and the role of company officers in corporate governance

    • Implementation and governance controls

    • Corporate growth and sustainability

    • The role of corporate governance codes

    • Governance and the voluntary sector and non-governmental organizations

    • Managing corporate risk and ensuring corporate sustainability

    Contact hours
    Normally three hours per week.

    Assessment
    The continuous assessment portion of the course accounts for 40% of the total course score, while the final examination accounts for the remaining 60% of the total course score. Students are required to submit assignments via the Online Learning Environment (OLE).

    Set book(s)
    There are no set books for this course.

    Remarks
    This is a two-term course starting in the Spring term with teaching activities in the Summer term. The course will end in the Summer term.

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