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12). The said stakeholders are similar to those of the first definition, as they include shareholders, management, and members of the board of directors, employees, customers, suppliers, creditors, and other interested parties. The definition given by the World Bank differs from the above two in that it includes the role of regulations and laws, as it defines corporate governance as a blend of law, regulation and appropriate voluntary, private sector practices enabling a corporation to attract financial and human capital, increase efficiency and fulfil its goals by generating long-term economic value for shareholders and respecting the interests of stakeholders and society (Maassen, 2002, p.