The text is designed as a "hands-on," transactional guide for future and current business managers, including entrepreneurs. It provides a broad and a detailed understanding of how law impacts daily management decisions and business strategies. No manager operating in he complex and ever-changing global environment of the late 1990s and the early 21st century can compete successfully without this knowledge. The topics covered in Managers and the Legal Environment demonstrate its focus on meeting the needs of business managers. The text covers not only such essential legal topics as agency, contracts, torts, criminal law, antitrust, and employment law, but also others of vital concern to business managers, such as intellectual property, lending transactions, and securities offerings, as well as international business transactions.
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)
Highly respected author, award-winning teacher, and popular professional presenter, Constance E. Bagley is Professor in the Practice of Law and Management at Yale University and a Senior Research Fellow at Yale Law School. Before joining the Yale faculty, she was an Associate Professor at Harvard Business School, a Senior Lecturer in Law and Management at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, and a corporate securities partner at Bingham McCutchen LLP. Professor Bagley received Yale's Excellence in Teaching Awards in 2009 and 2013. A past president of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business, she is a recipient of its Senior Faculty Award of Excellence. In addition to multiple published articles, Professor Bagley also authored WINNING LEGALLY: HOW MANAGERS CAN USE THE LAW TO CREATE VALUE, MARSHAL RESOURCES, AND MANAGE RISK (Harvard Business School Press, 2005), coauthored (with Craig E. Dauchy) THE ENTREPRENEUR'S GUIDE TO BUSINESS LAW, 4E (Cengage, 2012), and contributed to numerous other books. She received her JD (magna cum laude) from Harvard Law School and her AB (Honors and Distinction) from Stanford University. She received an honorary doctorate in economics from Lund University in Sweden.