Investor Capitalism: How Money Managers Are Changing the Face of Corporate America

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A behind-the-scenes look at today's kingmakers: institutional investors. Out of the public eye, a small group of professionals--investment experts who handle other people's monies--are exerting ever-greater control over corporate managers, firing CEOs and pushing through 'restructurings' that cost thousands of jobs. Michael Useem's "Investor Capitalism" portrays the quiet, veiled nature of this dance of elephants, and portrays the enormous implications of its results. --John Rekenthaler, Publisher, Morningstar, ...
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Overview

A behind-the-scenes look at today's kingmakers: institutional investors. Out of the public eye, a small group of professionals--investment experts who handle other people's monies--are exerting ever-greater control over corporate managers, firing CEOs and pushing through 'restructurings' that cost thousands of jobs. Michael Useem's "Investor Capitalism" portrays the quiet, veiled nature of this dance of elephants, and portrays the enormous implications of its results. --John Rekenthaler, Publisher, Morningstar, Inc.
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A helpful guidebook to anyone (especially directors and senior executives) who must learn to deal with demanding stockholders.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780465050321
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • Publication date: 12/28/1996
  • Pages: 344
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 The New Rules of Investor Capitalism 15
2 When Investors Challenge Company Performance 38
3 Cultural Resistance to Shareholder Insistence 70
4 Vanquishing Opponents 107
5 Restructuring the Corporation 137
6 Managing the Shareholder 168
7 Engaging the Company Director 208
8 Transforming Company Leadership 233
9 The Expanding Universe 253
Notes 279
A Note on Sources 291
References 295
Acknowledgements 319
Index 323
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