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Corporate Governance

Code 13980
Year 1
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 7,5
Workload TP(30H)
Scientific area Management
Entry requirements not applicable
Mode of delivery The classes of this UC are theoretical and practical.
Learning outcomes Corporate Governance (CG) is crucial in the aftermath of the current ?nancial and economic crisis, and how important it is for building trust in today’s capital markets. Furthermore, CG is a relevant vehicle to promote an ef?cient market for capital allocation. Thus, this course seeks to develop the following skills:
- Discuss the economic, legal, and managerial foundations of CG to understand how shareholders’ and other stakeholders’ rights are protected from managerial discretion.
- Identify the main theories that sustain CG;
- Identify the main theories for control taking in accounting the different ownership structures;
- Understand the dynamic for corporate control in context of family firms;
- Understand the role of mechanism for control: Supervision Board, directors, auditing committees and creditors;
- Identify the models of CG in Portugal and around the World;
- Systematize the best practice in CG;
- Stress the role of CG in serve society through a Corporate Social Responsibility.
Syllabus 1. Fundamentals of Corporate Governance
2. Ownership Structures and Control
3. Mechanism of Control
4. Model of Corporate Governance
5. New Trends in Corporate Governance
Main Bibliography Berk, J. B. & DeMarzo, P. M. (2014). Corporate Finance. Pearson.

Brealey, R.A. Myers, S.C. & Allen, F. (2016). Principles of Corporate Finance. McGraw-Hill.

Clarke, T. (2017). International Corporate Governance: A Comparative Approach, Routledge, 2nd Edition.

GAMA, A.P.M. (2012) “Multiple large shareholders and firm value: An overview”, in Corporate Governance: Recent Developments and New Trends”. Editors: Boubaker, Sabri; Nguyen, Bang Dang; Nguyen, Duc Khuong (Eds.) Spring Verlag. ISBN 978-3-642-31579-4, XXIV, 432 p. 25 illus, pp.59-87.

Goergen, M. (2012). International Corporate Governance.

Mallin, C. (2016). Corporate Governance. Oxford University Press 5th Edition.

Ross, S., Jaffe, R. & Westerfield, R. W. (2013). Corporate Finance. McGraw-Hill Education.

Tricker, B. (2015). Corporate Governance: Principles, Policies, and Practices. Oxford University Press, 3rd Edition.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria Realization of six assignments referring to each topic of the program, with a weighting of 10% for the first two assignments and 20% for the remaining assignments.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2023-06-28

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