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Corporate governance

Author: Robert A G Monks; Nell Minow
Publisher: Malden, Mass. : Blackwell Publishers, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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The abuses and excesses of the takeover era and the exponential growth of the institutional investor have transformed the roles of the shareholders, managers and directors of publicly-held companies.  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert A G Monks; Nell Minow
ISBN: 0631222634 0631222642 9780631222637 9780631222644
OCLC Number: 123104799
Description: xvii, 462 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: What is a corporation? --
Definitions --
Evolution of the corporate structure --
The purpose of a corporation --
Human satisfaction --
Social structure --
Efficiency and efficacy --
Ubiquity and flexibility --
Identity --
The corporation as a "person" --
The corporation as a "moral person" --
The corporation in society --
The marketplace --
A proposal for change --
Corporate power and corporate performance --
Corporate crime : "within the limits of the law" --
Probation of corporations --
Corporations and government : co-opting the market --
Measuring performance --
Balancing interests --
Good and bad corporations? --
Equilibrium : the Cadbury Paradigm --
Measuring value enhancement --
GAAP --
Market value --
Franchise --
EVATM : economic value added --
Human capital : "It's not what you own but what you know" --
The value of cash --
Corporate "externalities" --
Non-economic considerations in corporate management --
Shareholders : ownership --
Definitions --
Early concepts of ownership --
Early concepts of the corporation --
A dual heritage : individual and corporate "rights" --
The re-invention of the corporation : Eastern Europe in the 1990s --
The evolution of the American corporation --
The essential elements of the corporate structure --
The separation of ownership and control, part 1: Berle and Means. Fractionated ownership --
The separation of ownership and control, part 2: The takeover era --
A framework for. participation --
Ownership and responsibility --
No innocent shareholder --
To sell or not to sell : the prisoner's dilemma --
Who the institutional investors are --
The biggest pool of money in the world --
Pension plans as investors --
Pension plans as owners --
Public pension funds --
Economically targeted investments --
Federal Employee Retirement System --
TIAA-CREF --
Private pension funds --
The sleeping giant awakens : shareholder proxy proposals on governance issues --
Focus on the board --
SEC's proxy reform --
Investing in activism --
New models and new paradigms --
The "ideal owner" --
Pension funds as "ideal owners" --
Is the "ideal owner" enough? --
Directors : monitoring --
Introduction --
A brief history of Anglo-American boards --
Today's typical board --
Board duties : the legal framework --
The board-management relationship --
Information flow --
The ceo-chairman --
Catch 22 : the ex-ceo as director --
Director nomination --
Director compensation.
Responsibility: Robert A.G. Monks, Nell Minow.

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