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Leading the Executive Options Playing Field

Author: Desai, Mihir
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: Harvard Working Knowledge
Publication Year: 2007

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Harvard Business School professor Mihir A. Desai argues that investors and regulators are served poorly by the U.S. corporate financial reporting system, which allows companies to declare different profit figures to the IRS than they report to shareholders...

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Call for End to Quarterly Guidance

Author: Guerrera, Francesco
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: Financial Times
Publication Year: 2007

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Recent publication of the new set of corporate principles -– masterminded by the Aspen Institute, an influential not-for-profit group -– underlines corporate America's fear that the focus on quarterly results is hampering US companies' long-term prospects and the country's economic competitiveness...

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Shareholders Push Social and Environmental Issues to the Forefront

Author: Odell, Anne Moore
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: SocialFunds.com
Publication Year: 2007

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With weeks still left in the US proxy season, the 2007 season is on track to set new record highs for the number of social and environmental resolutions in front of shareholders. As of the end of May, there were 359 social and environmental resolutions proposed, reports the Social Investment Forum (SIF), the national association for the social investment industry. SIF used data supplied from Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS)...

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Office of Investment and Home Depot

Authors: Khurana, Rakesh; Weber, James
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2007

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The AFL-CIO Office of Investigation advocates for improved corporate governance at public companies, focusing on the problems of excessive chief executive compensation, improperly backdated stock options, insufficiently independent corporate board members, poor responsiveness to shareholders concerns, and a lack of transparency in the activities and decisions of boards. To advance its cause, the Office targeted Home Depot. This case illustrates how activist investors are affecting corporate boards by questioning the quality and practices of their governance practices.

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Perspectives on Corporate Governance: Executive Compensation

Part of our Case In Point series...

Author: Levine, David I.
Product Type: Essays and Concept Papers
Source: The Aspen Institute Business and Society Program
Publication Year: 2007

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There are many ways in which poorly designed incentives schemes reward executives for destroying long-term shareholder value...

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Critical Thoughts on the Exceptional U.S. Labor Market

Author: Freeman, Richard B.
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Russell Sage Foundation Publications
Publication Year: 2007

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The U.S. labor market is the most laissez faire of any developed nation, with a weak social safety net and little government regulation compared to Europe or Japan.

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Will The Real Chris Cox Please Stand Up?

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Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: Forbes.com
Publication Year: 2007

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On the Friday before Christmas, when not a creature was stirring, not even the press, Cox stepped back from his mission of making executive compensation disclosure more complete...

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Executive Compensation at Nabors Industries

Too Much, Too Little, or Just Right?

Authors: Larcker, David F.; Tayan, Brian
Product Type: Cases
Source: Stanford University
Publication Year: 2007

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Goes beyond the headline numbers reported in the press to discuss appropriate levels and structure of executive compensation, and put executive compensation in the context of a company's industry, position within the industry, and financial situation.

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Morgan Stanley, 2005

Authors: Campa, J.; Oleaga, M.
Product Type: Cases
Source: IESE Business School
Publication Year: 2007

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This case is designed in order to discuss if some practices of Morgan Stanley's Board of Directors followed the best interest of shareholders and whether or not they comply with the good practices of the Corporate Governance Code.

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The Simpletel Dilemma

Authors: Venkataraman, S.; Nair, P.; Narayanan, R.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Darden Business Publishing
Publication Year: 2007

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Several years back, SimpleTel's found itself in a situation where customers were migrating to smaller, local telecom providers to avoid the congestion on SimpleTel's network. That, along with debt obligations related to the massive investments in capacity, and lack of demand was threatening to push SimpleTel to the verge of bankruptcy.

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