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Restoring trust in American business

Author: Jay William Lorsch; Leslie Berlowitz; Andy Zelleke; American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : American Academy of Arts and Sciences : MIT Press, ©2005.
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"This book examines the failure of "gatekeepers" - corporate directors, regulators, auditors, lawyers, investment bankers, and business journalists - to stand between corporate misconduct and the public interest. Prominent scholars and corporate leaders argue that market pressures have made gatekeepers too focused on financial self-interest at the expense of the public good. Stronger professional standards are  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jay William Lorsch; Leslie Berlowitz; Andy Zelleke; American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
ISBN: 0262240483 9780262240482 0262740273 9780262740272
OCLC Number: 56419464
Description: 184 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: The inevitable instability of American corporate governance / Mark J. Roe --
Values and corporate responsibility : a personal perspective / John S. Reed --
Management as a profession / Rakesh Khurana, Nitin Nohria, and Daniel Penrice --
The regulators and the financial scandals / Donald C. Langevoort --
The professionalization of corporate directors / Martin Lipton and Jay W. Lorsch --
Comment : Should directors be professionals? / Margaret M. Blair --
Comment : Professionalization does not mean power or accountability / Damon Silvers --
Comment : The limits of corporate law in promoting good corporate governance / Michael Klausner --
The auditor as gatekeeper : a perilous expectations gap / William R. Kinney, Jr. --
Comment : The audit and the auditor's central role / John H. Biggs --
Professional independence and the corporate lawyer / William T. Allen and Geoffrey Miller --
Comment : The dubious history and psychology of clubs as self-regulatory organizations / Richard W. Painter --
The financial scandals and the demise of the traditional investment banker / Felix G. Rohatyn --
Comment : Toward a higher standard of conduct in investment banking / Gerald Rosenfeld --
Journalists and the corporate scandals : what happened to the watchdog? / Geneva Overholser --
Report of the American Academy's Corporate Responsibility Steering Committee / Corporate Responsibility Steering Committee --
Steering Committee report and recommendations.
Other Titles: Report of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Responsibility: edited by Jay W. Lorsch, Leslie Berlowitz, and Andy Zelleke.

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Perspectives on the breakdown of values in corporate America and recommendations for enhancing the professionalism of corporate directors, auditors, lawyers, and other gatekeepers.  Read more...

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"These essays present clear, concise, and cogent analyses of why America lost trust in American business and what must be done in order to restore that trust." Donald Keough, Former President and Read more...

 
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