The Low Down: tips for start-ups

This week: Corporate Governance

10th August, 2013
Patrick Sutton, managing partner, Kildare O'Kelly Sutton.

The chief executive of a rapidly-growing high-tech company recently asked me about the importance of corporate governance for SMEs. A company shareholder had highlighted certain weaknesses in this area to him, and he was a little taken aback. Here I address some issues the chief executive needs to consider.

The term corporate governance refers to the system or framework by which companies are directed and controlled. The board of directors is responsible for the governance...

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