Master the legal and risk management expertise needed for success in business management today with Bagley's MANAGERS AND THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT: STRATEGIES FOR THE 21ST CENTURY, 7E. Recognized for its cutting-edge coverage and strategic approach, this book offers one of today's most clearly written and understandable legal environment presentations. Whether readers have significant management experience or are studying business for the first time, this edition's in-depth coverage and proven management features illustrate how the law impacts daily management decisions and business strategies. Current or future business managers learn how to use principles of law to minimize risk and create value, attain core business objectives, identify and resolve legal issues, and effectively handle legal disputes.
New edition of a text that provides a broad and detailed understanding of how law impacts daily management decisions and business strategies. With an emphasis upon ethical considerations, Bagley (business administration, Harvard Business School) covers essential legal topics such as agency, contracts, torts, criminal law, antitrust, as well as employment law, intellectual property, lending transactions, securities regulation, and environmental law. He also addresses current concerns in business regulation such as consumer privacy and the Internet, the World Trade Organization, copyright law in cyberspace, mandatory arbitration of employment disputes, employer liability for sexual harassment, selective disclosure of inside information to securities analysts, and the creation, sale, and patentability of genetically modified organisms. Each of the 23 chapters contains three to nine examples of law in action, boxed discussion of how the laws apply to cyberspace, and economic, historical, and political perspectives. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
A well respected author, award-winning instructor, and popular professional presenter, Constance E. Bagley is a Professor in the Practice of Law and Management at the Yale School of Management. Before joining the Yale faculty, she was an Associate Professor at Harvard Business School, Senior Lecturer in Law and Management at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, and a corporate securities partner in the San Francisco office of Bingham McCutchen. Professor Bagley received Yale's Excellence in Teaching Award in 2009 and is a recipient of the Senior Faculty Award of Excellence from the Academy of Legal Studies in Business. She currently serves as Vice President of the Academy. The author of multiple published articles, Professor Bagley also wrote WINNING LEGALLY: HOW MANAGERS CAN USE THE LAW TO CREATE VALUE, MARSHAL RESOURCES, AND MANAGE RISK (Harvard Business School Press, 2005) and has contributed to numerous other books. Professor Bagley received her J.D. (magna cum laude) from the Harvard Law School and her A.B. (Honors and Distinction) from Stanford University.
UNIT I: FOUNDATIONS OF THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT. 1. Law, Value Creation, and Risk Management. 2. Ethics and the Law. 3. Courts, Sources of Law, and Dispute Resolution. 4. Constitutional Bases for Business Regulation. 5. Agency. 6. Administrative Law. UNIT II: THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT. 7. Contracts. 8. Sales, Licensing, and E-Commerce. 9. Torts and Privacy Protection. 10. Product Liability. 11. Intellectual Property. UNIT III: HUMAN RESOURCES IN THE LEGAL AND REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT. 12. The Employment Agreement. 13. Civil Rights and Employment Discrimination. UNIT IV: THE REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT. 14. Criminal Law. 15. Environmental Law. 16. Antitrust. 17. Consumer Protection. 18. Real Property and Land Use. UNIT V: CORPORATE GOVERNANCE, OWNERSHIP, AND CONTROL. 19. Forms of Business Organizations. 20. Directors, Officers, and Controlling Shareholders. UNIT VI: SECURITIES AND FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS. 21. Public and Private Offerings of Securities. 22. Securities Fraud and Insider Trading. 23. Debtor-Creditor Relations and Bankruptcy. UNIT VII: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS. 24. International Law and Transactions.