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The paper reviews existing literature vis-a-vis corporate governance, with a focus on corporate governance in Egypt, to highlight the compelling need for corporations to be more responsible and accountable. The paper considers the value of this research, the methodology to be used and the ethical consideration involved.
Corporate Governance in Egypt
Corporate Governance in Egypt
From the Paper:"A search for "new solutions" in terms of financing of social services in the European Union - partly due to an increasingly "limited role for the state" (Midttun, 2005) - has led the movement for CSR, according to an article in Corporate Governance. The pivotal reasons for emphasis on CSR, Midttun writes (p. 160), are: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) guidelines; the global compact of the UN; recent social and environmental legislation; socially responsible investment; and human rights campaigns launched by NGOs (non-governmental organizations).
"Because governments assets are shrinking during the current economic downturn, and the media is more influential then ever before - presenting human struggles, needs and desires through live television feeds, on the Internet, and elsewhere - those urgent needs that people have in many countries are being met in part by corporate governance (Korner, 2005, p. 151). There are over 37,000 multinational corporations (that employ "over 70 million worldwide") Korner writes in Corporate Governance, and NGOs - that urge companies to show social responsibility - have "developed into a real force often closely linked to the media" (p. 152). These facts help explain the present dynamics of CSR worldwide.
"The Wharton School of Business (University of Pennsylvania) emphasizes that corporate governance is very different in varying places around the world. "...Globalization seems to encourage countries and firms to be different, to look for a distinctive way to make a dent in international competition rather than converge on a best model" (http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu)."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Abdel-Hamid, Doha. (2006). Recipe for Success. Al-Ahram Weekly. Retrieved August 6,2009 from http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/print/2006/793/ec3.htm.
- Abreu, Rute, David, Fatima, and Crowther, David. (2005). Corporate SocialResponsibility in Portugal: Empirical Evidence of Corporate Behaviour. CorporateGovernance, 5(5), 3-18.
- Arab Republic of Egypt / Ministry of Investment. (2006). The Code of CorporateGovernance for the Public Enterprise Sector. European Corporate Governance Institute. Retrieved August 6, 2009, fromhttp://www.ecgi.org/codes/code.php?Code_id=238.
- Blowfield, Michael E. (2005). Operations and Supply Chain Management Going Global:How to Identify and Manage Societal Expectations in Supply Chains (and theConsequences of Failure). Corporate Governance, 5(3), 119-128.
- Colas, Herve. (2005). In Search of New Organizational Values: The Irruption of BeautyIn an Entrepreneurial Creation. Corporate Governance, 5(2), 78-88.
Cite this Research Proposal:
Research on Corporate Governance (2012, January 03) Retrieved September 22, 2020, from https://www.academon.com/research-proposal/research-on-corporate-governance-149840/
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