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IBU5GW Corporate Governance

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  • Course Code: IBU5GW
  • University: La Trobe University
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  • Country: Australia


  • Please read the attached case study and 2 media articles about Volkswagen and answer all of the questions below.
  • In answering each question introduce the question, discuss the question topic and give both sides of the argument, use the theories stipulated to support your arguments, and conclude.
  • Use the media article and any research you conduct on Volkswagen as evidence to illustrate your answers.
  • Please reference your sources using La Trobe Harvard Referencing -
  • Please include reading list articles available on LMS and the library, in your references to support your answers.
  • This exam is marked out of 30 and worth 30% of your total marks for the subject.
  • Word limit 1,500 words.
  • Please ensure you include your student name and student ID on the paper and file name.
  • Please use essay style and format in Times 12 point.
  • Please submit via LMS Turn It In.
  • No late submissions are accepted.


Volkswagen, Case Study 13, Clarke, T, 2017, International Corporate Governance: A Comparative Approach, Routledge

Rauwald, C., 2018, Herbert Diess becomes new Volkswagen CEO to build brand after dieselgate scandal, Financial Review, April 11 2018, date accessed 19/4/2018 

Hotten, R., 2015, Volkswagen: The scandal explained, BBC News, 10 December 2015, date accessed 19/4/2018 

  1. The Supervisory Board is ultimately accountable for the strategy and activities of the company, hence they are ultimately responsible for the scandal. The CEO has resigned but it should have been the Supervisory Board members.
  2. Discuss. Use relevant theory and corporate governance guidelines to support your answer (10 marks). 
  1. Investors and activist groups are increasingly exerting pressure on companies in regard to their activities especially in managing their environmental risks. What could these investors have done to help resolve the crisis? 

Discuss. Use relevant theory and corporate governance guidelines to support your answer (10 marks). 

  1. The Case 13 document refers to corporate governance issues at VW. Outline what you think they are and how should have they been resolved.

Discuss. Use relevant theory and corporate governance guidelines to support your answer (10 marks).

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