Corporate Governance

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Wiley, Jan 17, 1995 - Business & Economics - 576 pages
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The previous edition of this book was the first to focus on the rise of corporate governance, one of the most important developments in business in recent years. The abuses and excesses of the takeover era and the exponential growth of the institutional investor have transformed the roles of shareholders, managers, and directors of publicly held companies. This timely new edition of Corporate Governance has been expanded to provide a more extensive investigation into how and why these developments occurred. It also considers the possible ramifications of corporate governance for the future. Including numerous case studies and selected outside materials, this book is an indispensable resource for business owners and managers.

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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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