Master level essay
(Module): contemporary corporate governance issues
Deadline: on or before 28 FEB 2011 (UK TIME)
Write an essay discussing the following topic:
"To what extent does a company exist only for the benefit of its shareholders? Discuss the place of agency theory and its alternatives, including the problems of putting these theories into practice.”
This essay should be around 2,500 words in length (+/- 10%). Students are also required to submit an electronic copy via Blackboard and Turnitin prior to the lecture. .
The approach to the essay
There are a number of ways in which this essay can be tackled. Students are expected to have covered the prescribed reading on these topics – textbook pages + articles in Module Reader + journal articles covered in class – and should demonstrate the breadth of their reading in their essays. Marks will be awarded for the clarity of argument and quality of presentation as well as technical content.
Lecture notes will be given. at least 15 references needed, Harvard referencing style