CONTENTS : MAY 2007, VOL 5, NO 1

COVER STORY Who drives the corporate conscience?
Running company has always been balancing act. Board and management juggle the sometimes conflicting demands of shareholders, customers, employees, suppliers and communities. Now it’s even more tricky. Companies are under increasing scrutiny, not only for their financial performance but also for the way they conduct themselves. By Cathy Sheehan

PEOPLE : Round Pegs – In round holes
How to match directors to organisations is perennial problem. new service has some answers. By Jens Mueller and Sandy Maier

FEATURE : Far From Acceptable – When audit committees don’t stack up
What’s wrong with practices surrounding audit committees in this country? Plenty, according to new research from the Auckland University of Technology’s Centre for Corporate Governance.
By Divesh Sharma

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY : Licence To Bill – Protecting company know-how
Directors are charged with effective governance to ensure freedom to operate and maximised asset value contribution. But when it comes to intellectual property, which factors influence freedom to operate? And how can directors deal with infringement risk? Frik de Beer provides the answers.

• EDITOR’S LETTER Best of breed
• TABLED Resolving the Icarus paradox
• TABLED Attaining information nirvana
• TABLED Valued added – How directors can rise to the challenges of private equity
• BOOKSHELF The New Capitalists

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