Using the Law for Competitive Advantage

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The law has become an enabler that allows firms to expand globally, develop entrepreneurial ventures, establish a customer-focused company, and create corporate values. This book reveals the link between business objectives and legal objectives and explains how the law can help create competitive advantage for a company. Drawing on the latest research and numerous examples from business, the author shows how to manage legal resources to gain an edge in the marketplace in a cost-effective manner. He tells how to ...
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Overview

The law has become an enabler that allows firms to expand globally, develop entrepreneurial ventures, establish a customer-focused company, and create corporate values. This book reveals the link between business objectives and legal objectives and explains how the law can help create competitive advantage for a company. Drawing on the latest research and numerous examples from business, the author shows how to manage legal resources to gain an edge in the marketplace in a cost-effective manner. He tells how to reframe legal problems as business problems. And he explains how to use legal frameworks to create both value and values for the company. In addition, the book includes practical, hands-on tools that managers can use to deal with a variety of stakeholders and legal concerns.
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Siedel (business administration, U. of Michigan Business School) presents a four-step process ("The Manager's Legal Plan") that he believes can help managers not only defend against costly and wasteful litigation but also turn legal resources into competitive assets as they address legal concerns on a daily basis. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787956233
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/27/2002
  • Series: J-B-UMBS Series , #6
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 0.52 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Meet the Author

George J. Siedel is Williamson Family Professor of Business Administration at the University of Michigan Business School. He has received several research and teaching awards, including the Hoeber Award from the Academy of Legal Studies in Business, the International Case Writing Award from the Center for International Business Education, and the Thurnau Professorship from the University of Michigan.
He has served as a visiting professor at Harvard University, Stanford University, and Cambridge University, and in 2001 was named as Fulbright Distinguished Chair in the Humanities and Social Sciences.
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Table of Contents

Series Foreword.

Preface.

1 Seizing Competitive Advantage: A Legal Plan for Managers.

2 Meet Your Customer Needs: Moving from Product Liability to Product Innovation.

3 Create Competitive Advantage Through Your Employees: Workers' Compensation, Wrongful Discharge, and Sexual Harassment.

4 Use Regulation as a Source of Competitive Advantage: Transforming Environmental Regulation into Value Creation.

5 Resources, Tools, and Values.

Notes.

The Author.

Index.

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