Corporate Governance – Myth to Reality

Corporate governance is the entire process by which corporations are managed, controlled within the system that necessitates the delivery of results. In an era where successful business are not built around the pursuit of profit making alone, the scope and significance of corporate governance assumes great importance. This book simplifies and studies in a lucid style the varying governance models of reputed companies such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, Infosys, Cadburys, Nike, Xerox, just to name a few.


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    The Chartered Accountant, November 2005
    This is one of the best books for CEOs, board members, investor relations staff and others concerned with ensuring the market fully reflects a Company’s value. Read more..

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    Financial Express, July 24, 2005
    India Inc has just gone through one of the most celebrated and complex business settlement ever, that of the Ambani empire. But even as Kokilaben, mother of Mukesh and Anil Ambani facilitated the division of assets between the two, the events leading to the deal exposed so many chinks in the Reliance’s definition of corporate governance.

    In this backdrop, Kaushik Dutta and Kshama Kaushik’s Corporate Governance: Myth to Reality can be seen as a perfect lexicon for monoliths as well as NewGen companies which have a shareholding comprising ordinary investors. Not only does it provide insight into the various ingredients that go into the making of a good corporate, but also illustrates how governance is central to enhance shareholder value. Read more

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    Business Standard, November 7, 2005
    This book, Corporate Governance: Myth to Reality, makes a strong case for good corporate governance. Kshama V Kaushik and Kaushik Dutta, both of whom are chartered accountants, have for long had an insider’s view of corporate governance and are, therefore, well suited to write on the subject. The husband and wife team has written a fine book which is a must read for anybody interested in corporate governance. The scope of their coverage is extensive and the depth of their knowledge is amazing. Read more..

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    Hindu Business Line, May 21, 2005
    “It has become so fashionable to talk about corporate governance that we tend to switch off whenever somebody launches on to this topic. Yet, a CA couple Kshama and Kaushik Dutta have put together a readable presentation in Corporate Governance: Myth to Reality, from LexisNexis ( Read more

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    International Corporate Governance Network, Washington DC, USA – ‘A highly recommended book. Very good example from India’



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It is clear that good corporate governance makes good sense. The name of the game for a company in the 21st Century will be conform while it performs.      

Mervyn King (Chairman: King Report)