About the authors

Bob Tricker

Bob Tricker

Bob Tricker was the founder-editor of Corporate Governance: An International Review, and holds Honorary Professorships of The University of Hong Kong, where he served as Professor of Finance in the Business School from 1986 to 1996, the Open University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Baptist University.

After a few years as a financial controller in industry and study at Oxford and Harvard, he was the first professor of information systems at the University of Warwick, then Director of the Oxford Centre for Management Studies (now the Said Business School associated with Green Templeton College, Oxford) and a Research Fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford, where he undertook the research that led to the first book to use the title Corporate Governance (1984). His original research study on aspects of corporate governance was The Independent Director (1978). Subsequently, he wrote International Corporate Governance – text, cases and readings (1994) and many theoretical and practice related papers and cases.

He wrote the briefing paper on corporate governance around the world for the United Nations Development Programme project in South Korea and another for the development of corporate governance in Africa. He has been involved in developments of corporate governance in Hong Kong and China. He edited Corporate Governance (2000) in the Ashcroft series on the History of Management Thought. He is also the author of The Economist Pocket Director (1996, 1998, 2000 and in Russian, Bulgarian and Chinese; and the post Enron edition, published in 2003 as The Economist Essential Director). The fifth edition was published in 2009 as the Economist Director.

He contributed to the Russian/Canadian Corporate Governance Programme, for Russian business school academics, taught in Toronto, and for many years contributed to the Institute of Directors’ Diploma courses in London and to modules in the distant learning programmes of the Australian Institute of Company Directors’ and the Australian Company Directors’ Association. A retied Fellow of the Institutes of Chartered Accountants and Chartered Management Accountants, he has served on the Councils of both bodies.


Chris Mallin

Chris Mallin is a Professorial Fellow at Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia, UK, and Honorary Professor of The Open University of Hong Kong. Prior to this, Chris was Professor of Corporate Governance and Finance, and the Founder and Director of the Centre for Corporate Governance Research, at Birmingham Business School, the University of Birmingham, UK.

She served as the Rapporteur on the Independent Inquiry established by the NAPF on ‘UK Vote Execution’. During her time as a member of the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN), she was on two of the ICGN’s working parties established to draft guidelines on international corporate governance principles, and on global voting, and was a member of the ICGN Cross-Border Voting Practices Committee, and a member of the UK’s Shareholder Voting Working Group chaired by Paul Myners.

She has also served as a member of the Canada-Russia Corporate Governance Program Advisory Council; an Advisory Group Member of the Japan Corporate Governance Research Institute; a member of the Academic Advisory Board of the Centre for Research in Public & Private Governance, Universidad del Cema, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and a member of the International Advisory Board of the New Zealand Governance Centre.

She was a Director (2000-2006), and Chair of the Audit and Risk Management Committee (2004-2006), of the Aston Reinvestment Trust (chaired by Sir Adrian Cadbury) which was launched in 1997 as a pioneer of social investment and has become the leading local community finance initiative in the UK.

She was the Editor of Corporate Governance: An International Review from 2000-2007, and remains on the Editorial Advisory Board. She is also a member of the Editorial Board of several other journals including the European Journal of Finance. She has published widely on corporate governance issues in both academic and professional journals, and has been invited to present her research at many conferences in the UK and overseas, both academic and practitioner.

She is the Editor of several books published by Edward Elgar: Handbook on International Corporate Governance; International Corporate Governance: A Case Study Approach; and Corporate Social Responsibility: A Case Study Approach. The fifth edition of her book Corporate Governance was published by Oxford University Press in December 2015.


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