Board Of Directors

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Learn the 25 keys to the role of the Board of Directors and the important points in helping to guide the Board's policy and strategy. The Board of Directors is part of The New York Times Pocket MBA Series, a reference series easily accessible to all businesspersons, from first-level managers to the executive suite. The 12-volume series is written by Ph.D.s who teach in the finest graduate business programs in the country, and edited by business editors from The New York Times. The structure of each volume ...
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Overview

Learn the 25 keys to the role of the Board of Directors and the important points in helping to guide the Board's policy and strategy. The Board of Directors is part of The New York Times Pocket MBA Series, a reference series easily accessible to all businesspersons, from first-level managers to the executive suite. The 12-volume series is written by Ph.D.s who teach in the finest graduate business programs in the country, and edited by business editors from The New York Times. The structure of each volume presents an unparalleled synopsis of crucial principles of specific areas of business expertise.

Author Bio: Marianne Jennings, J.D., is a Professor of Legal and Ethical Studies in the College of Business MBA Program at Arizona State University. She is the author of five textbooks and her writing has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Tribune, and Reader's Digest. She has served on four board of directors and has been a commentator on National Public Radio's All Things Considered.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781885408495
  • Publisher: Listen & Live Audio, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/28/2000
  • Series: The New York Times Pocket MBA Ser.
  • Format: Cassette
  • Edition description: Unabridged, 2 Cassettes
  • Product dimensions: 4.42 (w) x 7.02 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Table of Contents

Key 1 The corporation: a beast with unlimited potential and limited liability 9
Key 2 What is a board of directors and why do you need one? 12
Key 3 The board does a lot more than just collect a fee 16
Key 4 Who picks the board members and why do they pick them? 19
Key 5 Electing board members is still the shareholder's job 26
Key 6 Tenure for directors is not a good idea 30
Key 7 Compensation in theory and practice: do directors deserve what they earn? 33
Key 8 Pink slips for directors 36
Key 9 Directors' fiduciary duty: it's not their money 38
Key 10 Mistakes or errors of judgment? 41
Key 11 Carpe diem, but not the opportunity 44
Key 12 Conflicts, contracts and independent directors 46
Key 13 On being sued: directors' liability and insurance 49
Key 14 On being sued personally: directors without insurance 52
Key 15 Federal laws and criminal sanctions: the SEC and other things that can go bump in the boardroom 55
Key 16 Inside information: the law on juicy tidbits 58
Key 17 Who's in charge here? 61
Key 18 Board commitees: extra fees or real purpose? 65
Key 19 On the board's responsibility for preventing the books from being cooked 68
Key 20 Board meetings: art, science and requirements 72
Key 21 Shareholders versus stakeholders 74
Key 22 The irate shareholder: annual ruckus 78
Key 23 Board reform: rebels at the gate 81
Key 24 Good questions for good board members 85
Key 25 The best and worst in corporate boards 88
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