The Illusion Of Transparency In Corporate Governance: Does Transparency Help Or Hinder True Ethical Conduct? 3030357791, 9783030357795, 9783030357801

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Table of contents :
Contents......Page 5
1: Framing Transparency......Page 6
Transparency: A Neutral Concept?......Page 11
Reality and Transparency......Page 14
Modern Society: Sharing Information......Page 17
The Shift from Discipline to Control......Page 20
Control and the Neoliberal Society......Page 23
The Homogeneity of the Transparency Society......Page 26
References......Page 35
2: Transparency: A Moral Concept......Page 38
Transparency and the Cult of Capitalism......Page 39
Transparency as a Norm......Page 42
The Dilemma of Transparency as a Moral Motivator......Page 45
Moral Goodness and Truth......Page 47
Ethics: The Limit of What Is Known......Page 52
Transparency and Ethical Issues......Page 55
References......Page 60
3: Transparency Is (Full) Disclosure in Corporate Governance......Page 62
Transparency in Principles and Codes of “Good” Governance Practice......Page 63
Transparency Is Disclosure......Page 66
The “New” Transparency......Page 70
Information, Communication and Power......Page 73
Disclosure and Self-Judgment......Page 76
References......Page 84
4: Transparency a Paradoxical Proxy for Trust?......Page 88
Does Transparency Drive Trust?......Page 91
Transparency, Trust and Trustworthiness as a Legal Construct......Page 95
The Cost of Trust......Page 97
Transparency Is Control and Not Trust......Page 100
References......Page 110
5: Transparency: A False Solution to a Real Problem......Page 113
Digitalisation and Control......Page 114
Learning and Responsibility......Page 125
“Do We Know What We Are Doing?”......Page 130
Taking the Time for the Board to Ask the “Right” Questions......Page 133
Problematization for Learning and Unlearning......Page 137
In Conclusion......Page 139
References......Page 143
Bibliography......Page 147
Index......Page 156

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