A Master Class in Leadership
- To succeed globally, “multilatinas” — and all aspiring international companies from developing nations — must make rapid strides in governance, transparency, and executive appointments.
- Although it’s commonly assumed that high-profile CEOs will provide valuable oversight to firms by sitting on their boards, companies shouldn’t expect them to improve firm performance.September 25, 2008
- What The Lucifer Effect, Philip Zimbardo’s landmark book on a prison experiment at Stanford University, tells us about the dangers of corporate conformity.September 23, 2008 by James O'Toole
- Compensation consultants, often hired by companies with deficient corporate governance, rarely prevent the boards of such companies from overpaying executives.August 21, 2008
- Executives must be aware of the ownership and governance structure of companies they are considering partnering with in foreign markets.May 15, 2008
- The more informed the outside directors, the better they are able to help improve company governance and performance.March 27, 2008
- Corporate governance expert Nell Minow explains the relationship between outlandish severance packages and the risky financial instruments linked to subprime mortgages.February 19, 2008 by William J. Holstein
- How the U.S. Army has transformed its approach to sharing knowledge, and what businesses can learn from it.
- The stakeholder system is better for almost everyone — employees, suppliers, and shareholders — but worse for consumers, who get stuck paying higher prices.January 10, 2008
- One share–one vote systems, by weakening insiders, make it more likely that value-increasing takeovers will occur. Often, insiders are the only shareholders who will resist such takeovers, and other investors are out of luck if they don’t have voting power.January 10, 2008
- When it comes time to cut costs again, look past the traditional structural approaches to the company’s DNA.
- Just when the need for excess cash has decreased, companies are hoarding capital instead of putting it to good use.February 28, 2007 by Justin Pettit
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- A Dutch model of corporate governance harnesses self-organization to provide agility and a voice to all participants.August 28, 2006 by Brian Robertson
- Capital spending can improve corporate performance — but only if projects are properly managed. The best way to do that? By managing capital costs as a supply chain challenge.
- Reform board structures or accept more value destruction, the corporate governance doyen warns.March 1, 2005 by Michael Schrage
- November 30, 2004
- Rather than survival of the fittest, a truly healthy approach to economic adaptation and wealth creation is for companies to become more resilient.June 1, 2004 by Liisa Välikangas
- October 10, 2002 by Ram Charan
- Twelve opinionated, acclaimed strategists, scholars, and writers identify and assess the most important business books in strategy, management, and their subcategories.October 1, 2001
"The Emperor's Nightingale: Restoring the Integrity of the Corporation in the Age of Shareholder Activism," by Robert A.G. MonksThe Emperor's Nightingale: Restoring the Integrity of the Corporation in the Age of Shareholder Activism by Robert A.G. Monks (283 pages, Addison-Wesley, 1998)July 1, 1999 by Deborah L. Jacobs
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