Effective Corporate Governance: Theory and Best Practices

by Kirimi Barine , David Minja

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Corporate governance has attracted considerable attention worldwide, especially in light of the widely publicized, high-profile global corporate failures and scandals. Since Corporate Governance contributes to the success of any institution, it must therefore be prioritized.

In this very practical book, 'Effective Corporate Governance' explores the theories and models of corporate governance as well as the regulatory framework in which corporate governance operates. The authors have also talked about the pillars and best practices for good governance, including what a good board looks like and, at the same time, giving practical ideas on how to measure corporate governance health and what to do to get back on track. In addition, it includes case studies from the African context where the authors have extensively consulted with both for profit, not for profit and government institutions.

This book will keep you relevant and ahead of the game whether you are a leader or student of leadership in the public or private sector, a religious institution or even a small and medium enterprise.

About the Authors
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Section I: Theory
1. Introduction to Corporate Governance
2. Governance Relationships
3. Theories of Corporate Governance
4. Models of Corporate Governance

Section II: Inside the Boardroom
5. Board Fundamentals
6. Corporate Governance in Practice
7. E-Corporate Governance: A New Dimension
8. Effect of Corporate Governance on Organisational Performance
9. Corporate Governance Health Measurement
10. Governance in Different Sectors 1
11. Best Practices: Strategies for Public, Private and Not-For Profit Organisations


Dr. Barine is a leadership advisor, author, and speaker with over two decades of engaging in leadership training and development in Africa and other parts of the world. His experience gained through various leadership positions with different organisations gives him the aptitude to equip, challenge, and inspire leaders across multiple spheres of influence.

Dr. Barine serves as the Global Publishing Development Consultant at the United Bible Societies, a membership organisation with over 150 member nations serving over 240 countries and regions worldwide. He previously served as the Publisher and chief executive at Evangel Publishing House. In addition, he is the founding director of the Publishing Institute of Africa.

Dr. Barine is an accomplished author. His recent works include co-editor for the African Christian Leadership: Realities, Opportunities, and Impact book, the result of a multiyear study implemented by African scholars, offering insights on the support and training necessary to promote African Christianity and to foster the healthy development of Africa ( In addition, he has edited, authored and co-authored several books, among them The Resilient Christian Leader: Experiences, Strategies & Opportunities in Times of Crisis, Every Leader’s Battle: Experiences, Encouragement and Lessons from 10 Leaders, and Transformational Corporate Leadership, among others.

Dr. Barine enjoys training, coaching and building capacity for leaders, writers, and publishers and has been featured as a keynote speaker, workshop or breakout session facilitator at many conferences. He is a founding trustee for Media Associates International-Africa and a trainer with Media Associates International.

Dr. Barine holds a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Business Administration. His research focus was on leadership and corporate governance.

Prof. David Minja is a Full Professor of Strategy, Governance and Public Policy at Kenyatta University, a researcher, an author, a leadership, governance and public policy consultant and a thinker whose writings and seminars have contributed to the philosophical and practical dimensions of strategic leadership, governance and public policy in Africa and beyond.

David is the Chairman of the Department of Public Policy and Administration at Kenyatta University. He has also been a visiting professor at universities across Europe and Africa. He has previously held Board positions in public and private sector organisations. He holds a doctorate in Organization Development from Cebu Doctors University in the Philippines, MA, Leadership from Pan Africa Christian University in conjunction with Trinity Western University-Canada and BA in Economics from Kenyatta University. He has co-authored several books and over 70 articles in internationally peer-reviewed journals.

Governance Relationships, Models of Corporate Governance, Board of Directors, Organizational performance, e-corporate governance

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Book Title

Effective Corporate Governance: Theory and Best Practices





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Physical size

236mm x 160mm


12 B&W

Publication date

March 2023