Corporate Governance

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Wiley, Jan 17, 1995 - Business & Economics - 576 pages
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This is the first comprehensive textbook to focus on corporate governance - the most important development in business over the last decade. 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 the directors of publicly held companies.
Including selected outside materials and extensive case studies on companies such as American Express, General Motors and Time Warner, this text illuminates and explains the complexities of corporate governance.
An indispensable resource for undergraduate and MBA students of business, law and public policy.

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About the author (1995)

Bob Monks and Nell Minow are respectively Founder and President of Institutional Shareholder Services, Washington DC.

Bob Monks particularly is one of the best known figures in corporate governance in the USA, having made his name through attacking the "corporate establishment". He has been director of a number of major US companies and in 1984 was selected by Ronald Reagan to Head up the Labor Department's pensions and welfare benefits office.

Together they are also heads of the Lens Fund which is designed to be a "vehicle of collective action." Its aim is to invest in large companies that have a defensive corporate culture of "management incompetence"- so far the Lens has targeted companies such as Sears, Chrysler, Chase Manhattan and American Express.

Monks and Minow have also collaborated on two other books - Power and Accountability (1991) and Watching the Watchers (1996).

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