Corporate Governance for E&BE

Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde
Jaar 2017/18
Vakcode EBB089A05
Vaknaam Corporate Governance for E&BE
Niveau(s) bachelor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I b
ECTS 5

Uitgebreide vaknaam Corporate Governance for E&BE
Leerdoelen Upon completion of this course the student is able to:
1. Explain agency theory and resource dependency theory
2. Assess academic articles, both in written form and in an oral presentation, and connect the content of these articles to the theory and practice of corporate governance cases and problems
3. Explain the role of shareholders in companies
4. Explain the role of boards and committees in companies
5. Explain the content of executive remuneration plans
6. Explain why codes of corporate governance are used and link their content to theory
7. Describe different corporate governance systems around the world
Omschrijving This course offers an introduction to the theory and practice of corporate governance. It focuses on corporate governance mechanisms such as shareholders and voting rights, boards, committees, and remuneration, as well as on comparing corporate governance systems used in different country settings, including the differences in corporate governance codes established in different countries. The discussion of these mechanisms and systems starts from agency theory and resource dependency theory.
Uren per week 4
Onderwijsvorm hoorcolleges, werkcolleges
(and guest lecture(s))
Toetsvorm opdracht(en), presentatie(s), schriftelijk tentamen met open vragen
Vaksoort bachelor
Coördinator prof. dr. C.L.M. Hermes
Docent(en) prof. dr. C.L.M. Hermes
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Corporate Governance: Mechanisms and Systems, April 2012, McGraw-Hill Education Thomsen, S., M. Conyon 9780077132590 ca. €  55,00
Scientific articles (4 to 6 articles), t.b.a. Various
Entreevoorwaarden No specific prior knowledge is required
Opmerkingen Secretary: Ellie Jelsema, phone +31 (0)50 3633685, e-mail e.t.jelsema@rug.nl, room 5411.0836
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
BSc Economics and Business Economics/E&BE  (minor E&BE) 3 semester I b keuze
Courses open to Exchange Students (BSc)  ( Courses open to Exchange Students (BSc) without limited access) 3 semester I b keuze