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Book chapter
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Reference no. BEP2043
Authors: John Thanopoulos
Chapter from: "Global Business and Corporate Governance: Environment, Structure, and Challenges"
Published by: Business Expert Press
Published in: 2014

Abstract

This chapter is excerpted from ‘Global Business and Corporate Governance: Environment, Structure, and Challenges'. This textbook presents, dear reader, a new era where the main force for social change, research, education, economic betterment, and even employee happiness is the global enterprise. From the outset it is assumed that today all business is global though often with conflicting priorities and potential civilization clashes. Also, it showcases that we operate in a practically borderless world seeking ideas and talents globally. Therefore, this book aims to brief you on business-related issues ranging from historical matters to the realities of the 21st century, from local cultures to global organizations and from political, legal, and economic topics to accounting, finance, marketing, and management perspectives. It also aims to direct your attention to critical business challenges as well as to the need of corporate governance at all levels. These issues relate to the environment and the structure of the corporation. However, these very issues may result in restating the organizational objectives since the corporate era parallels the roles and the responsibilities that countries had in the past. For that matter wise, prudent, knowledgeable, ethical, philosophically-oriented, and enlightened corporate leaders are needed. From a practical side the material presented is better suited for upper level undergraduate, graduate study, and executive education, and it provides a combination of how-to-do matters and philosophical perspectives of a new and challenging era.

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Abstract

This chapter is excerpted from ‘Global Business and Corporate Governance: Environment, Structure, and Challenges'. This textbook presents, dear reader, a new era where the main force for social change, research, education, economic betterment, and even employee happiness is the global enterprise. From the outset it is assumed that today all business is global though often with conflicting priorities and potential civilization clashes. Also, it showcases that we operate in a practically borderless world seeking ideas and talents globally. Therefore, this book aims to brief you on business-related issues ranging from historical matters to the realities of the 21st century, from local cultures to global organizations and from political, legal, and economic topics to accounting, finance, marketing, and management perspectives. It also aims to direct your attention to critical business challenges as well as to the need of corporate governance at all levels. These issues relate to the environment and the structure of the corporation. However, these very issues may result in restating the organizational objectives since the corporate era parallels the roles and the responsibilities that countries had in the past. For that matter wise, prudent, knowledgeable, ethical, philosophically-oriented, and enlightened corporate leaders are needed. From a practical side the material presented is better suited for upper level undergraduate, graduate study, and executive education, and it provides a combination of how-to-do matters and philosophical perspectives of a new and challenging era.

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