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Instructions and Help about Will Form 2220 Governing

Music Corporate Governance broadly refers to the mechanisms processes as relations by which corporations are controlled and directed governance structures and principles identifies a distribution of rights and responsibilities among different participants in the corporation such as a board of directors managers shareholders creditors auditors regulators and other stakeholders and includes the rules and procedures for making decisions in corporate affairs corporate governance includes the processes through which corporations objectives are set and pursued in the context of the social regulatory and market environment governance mechanisms include monitoring the actions policies practices and decisions of corporations their agents and affected stakeholders corporate governance practices are affected by attempts to align the interests of stakeholders interest in the corporate governance practices of modern corporations particularly in relation to accountability increased following the high-profile collapses of a number of large corporations during 2001 to 2002 most of which involved accounting fraud and then again after the recent financial crisis in 2008 corporate scandals of various forms has maintained public and political interest in the regulation of corporate governance in the US these include Enron and MCI incorporated formerly WorldCom their demise led to the enactment of the sarbanes-oxley Act in 2002 a US federal law intended to restore public confidence in corporate governance comparable failures in Australia hye-won tell are associated with the eventual passage of the globe nine reforms similar corporate failures in other countries stimulate increased regulatory interest for example Parma lab in Italy in contemporary business corporations the main external stakeholder groups are shareholders debt holders trade creditors and suppliers customers and communities affected by the corporations activities internal stakeholders are the board of directors executives and other employees much of the contemporary interest in corporate governance is concerned with litigation of the conflicts of interests between stakeholders in large firms where there is a separation of ownership and management and no controlling shareholder the principal agent issue arises between upper management the agent which may have very different interests and by definition considerably more information than shareholders the principals the danger arises that rather than overseeing management on behalf of shareholders the Board of Directors may become insulated from shareholders and beholden to management this aspect is particularly present in contemporary public debates and developments and regulatory policy ways of litigating or preventing these conflicts of interests include the processes customs policies laws and institutions which affect the way a company is controlled an important theme of governance is the nature and extent of corporate accountability a related discussion at the macro level focuses on the effect of a corporate governance system on economic efficiency with a strong emphasis on shareholders welfare this has resulted in a literature focused on economic analysis corporate governance has also been more narrowly defined as a system of law and sound approaches by which corporations are directed and controlled focusing on the internal and external corporate structures with the intention of monitoring the actions of management and directors and thereby mitigating agency risks which may stem from the misdeeds of corporate officers one source defines corporate governance as a set of conditions that shapes the xposed bargaining over the quasi rents generated by a firm the firm itself is modeled as a governance structure acting through the mechanisms of contract here corporate governance may include its relation to corporate finance corporations are created as legal persons by the laws and regulations of a particular jurisdiction these may vary in many respects between countries but a corporation's legal person status is fundamental to all jurisdictions and is conferred by statute this allows the entity to hold property in its own right without reference to any particular real person it also results in the perpetual existence that characterizes the modern corporation the statutory granting of corporate existence may arise from general-purpose legislation which is the general case or from a statute to create a specific corporation which was the only method prior to the 19th century in addition to the statutory laws of the relevant jurisdiction corporations are subject to common law in some countries and various laws and regulations affecting business practices in most jurisdictions corporations also have a constitution that provides individual rules that govern the corporation and authorize or constrain its decision-makers this constitution is identified by a variety of terms in english-speaking jurisdictions it is usually known as the corporate charter RZ and articles of association the capacity of shareholders to modify the constitution of their corporation can vary substantially the u.s. passed the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in 1977 with subsequent modifications this law made it illegal to bribe government officials and require corporations to maintain adequate accounting controls it is enforced by the US Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission SEC substantial civil and criminal penalties have been levied on corporations and executives convicted of bribery the UK past the bribery Act in 2010 this law made it illegal to bribe either government or private citizens or make Susilo getting payments that is payment to a government official to perform their routine duties more quickly it also required corporations to establish controls to prevent bribery