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Corporate Governance of Listed Companies in Thailand

Sakulrat Montreevat

Publication Year: 2006

This book provides an understanding of corporate governance in the context of Thailand. It explains the background and scope of corporate governance in Thailand before and after the Asian financial crisis, and details the roles of the relevant agencies and the key elements of corporate governance for listed companies. The author reviews the assessments made by both local and international organizations and concludes by looking at the challenges ahead and offering policy recommendations for raising the level of corporate governance in Thailand.

Published by: ISEAS–Yusof Ishak Institute

Title Page, Copyright

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pp. 2-5


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pp. 6-7

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1. Pre-crisis Corporate Governance Practices

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pp. 1-6

Corporate governance has become a major issue of concern in both developed and developing countries. Good corporate governance is widely accepted as a global business standard. It is an efficient tool for increasing operational efficiency and effectiveness, as it...

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2. National Corporate Governance Committee and Role of Relevant Agencies

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pp. 7-14

Since the 1997 financial crisis, the Thai Government has prioritized the improving of corporate governance. It started with streamlining institutional arrangements, enhancing the reliability of financial information and disclosure, improving corporate board of...

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3. Key Elements of Good Corporate Governance for Listed Companies

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pp. 15-27

Different companies have come up with different definitions of corporate governance due to differences in their aims and stages of growth. There has been no consensus on how corporate governance should be defined. According to the National...

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4. Best Practice Guidelines for Audit Committee

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pp. 29-48

In January 1998 the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) began to require that newly listed companies institute audit committees; those already listed were given until the end of 1999 to establish such committees. A few large companies and banks had the...

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5. Code of Best Practices for Directors of Listed Companies

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pp. 49-54

The Stock Exchange of Thailand’s (SET) Code of Best Practice for Directors of Listed Companies is not a legal requirement but should be used as a guideline for all board members concerning their behaviour while holding such appointments. SET believes that...

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6. Best Practice Guidelines for Shareholders

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pp. 55-59

One of the main principles underlying good corporate governance is to guarantee the rights and equality of each shareholder, especially in shareholders’ meetings. The ideal meeting should have simple and transparent procedures that encourage the practice...

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7. Corporate Governance Issues for Financial Institutions

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pp. 61-72

Due to the rapid changes and high volatility in the global economy, together with the complicated and harsh business competition, business operations, specifically in financial business, need to be continuously adjusted and developed. The key component in...

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8. Assessments and Challenges

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pp. 73-81

To evaluate, international and local organizations have conducted assessments of Thailand’s corporate governance principles and compliance based on international standards. The assessments are to help the country identify vulnerabilities as well as provide a...


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pp. 83-84

E-ISBN-13: 9789812306999
Print-ISBN-13: 9789812302663

Page Count: 84
Publication Year: 2006

Edition: 1