Mismanagement at Tepco is a symptom of deeper governance progems in corporate Japan
– Article by Nicholas Benes, at http://on.wsj.com/is5TJd
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BDTI is doing an informal survey of opinions among Japanese persons on the topic of: who is responsible for Fukushima, and what structural factors caused it to happen (or aggravated it)?
(PDTI has received this apt comment from a viewer who prefers to remain anonymous)
In regards to Subsidiary (in the US) versus US Public Company responsses to JSOX/SOX deficiencies: US Company Execs seem quite accepting of having a handful of minor deficiencies found each quarter as long as there are no significant deficiencies or material weaknesses. They treat these minor deficiencies as a method of improvement to deal with […]
Although there were not enough foreign respondents to BDTI's survey on attitudes by them towards corporate governance to make the results statistically significant, we did get 72 respondents and a number of insights and interesting contrasts.
The full-fledged (prior) response results from Japanese participantsare summarized at bottom below.Below, are some ofthe intriguing highlightsandcontrasts from the survey of foreigners.
Here in Japan, the extreme importance of risk intelligence – taking on the right amount of risk andunderstanding, avoiding andmanaging the rest – has been made blazingly clear in recent months. These report make clear what are the practices that can be used to optimize risk intelligence, and what are the benefits.
Board Leadership (May 2011)
Fueling the Succession Pipeline(April 2011)
These two recent reports by Deloitte seem to fit together like hand and glove.
The first, Board Leadership: A Global Perspective, describes the emerging trends in various major markets around the world with respect to the roles of CEO, Chairman (split roles or same person? independent Chairman?) and lead directors, etc.
The British Chamber of Commerce in Japan's magazine, Acumen, published an interview with Representative Director Nicholas Benes about BDTI. Since we will be undertaking a fundraising drive soon, we hope this article willhelp us locate potential donorsand acquaint them with us.Pleasesend it around!