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A Team Production Theory of Corporate Law

Authors: Blair, Margaret; Stout, Lynn A.
Product Type: Essays and Concept Papers; Journal Articles
Source: Virginia Law Review, Vol. 85, No. 2, pp. 248-328.
Publication Year: 1999

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Contemporary corporate scholarship generally assumes that the central economic problem addressed by corporation law is getting managers and directors to act as loyal agents for shareholders. We take issue with this approach and argue that the unique legal rules governing publicly-held corporations are instead designed primarily to address a different problem - the "team production" problem - that arises when a number of individuals must invest firm-specific resources to produce a nonseparable output...

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Financial Reporting Problems at Molex, Inc. (A, B, C)

Author: Healy, Paul M.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2006

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Following an accounting problem at Molex, the firm's auditors request changes in management.

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When Earnings Management Becomes Cooking the Books

Author: Millstein, Ira
Product Type: Essays and Concept Papers
Source: The Financial Times
Publication Year: 2005

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"Earnings management" includes both legitimate and less than legitimate efforts to smooth earnings over accounting periods or to achieve a forecasted result. The line between appropriate earnings management techniques and "cooking the books" can be a blurry one...

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The Path to Corporate Responsibility

Author: Zadek, Simon
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Harvard Business Review
Publication Year: 2004

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Nike's tagline, "Just do it," is an inspirational call to action for the millions who wear the company's athletic gear. But in terms of corporate responsibility, Nike didn't always follow its own advice...

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Unsavory Problems at Tasty's: A Role Play about Whistle-Blowing

Authors: Comer, Debra R.; Vega, Gina
Product Type: Cases; Exercises
Source: Journal Of Management Education
Publication Year: 2006

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This article presents a role-play exercise to make the topic of whistle-blowing personally salient to undergraduates. Students identify with the prospective whistle-blower, whose decision affects several stakeholders...

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Attention Shoppers: Executive Compensation at Kroger, Safeway, Costco, and Whole Foods

Authors: Larcker, David F.; Tayan, Brian
Product Type: Cases
Source: Stanford University
Publication Year: 2008

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This case helps students to understand in detail the components of executive compensation programs and to learn to evaluate which policies, structures and pay levels are appropriate, given company performance.

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Internal Control over Financial Reporting – Guidance for Small Companies, Volume I Executive Summary

Author: Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO)
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Publication Year: 2006

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Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) in 1992 issued Internal Control- Integrated Framework to help businesses and other entities assess and enhance their internal control systems...

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CGA: What Do We Know and What Do We Teach Future Business Leaders?

Author: Gentile, Mary C.
Product Type: Essays and Concept Papers; Speeches
Source: The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education's Corporate Governance and Accountability Project
Publication Year: 2003

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The Aspen Institute Business & Society Program reports on MBA education's approaches to governance issues, offering a rich picture of what is currently taught in MBA programs; the strengths and limitations of this material; the questions left unanswered or unasked; and some promising approaches for addressing these gaps.

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BP: Putting Profits Before Safety?

Authors: Fernando, R; Purkayastha, Debapratim
Product Type: Cases
Source: ICMR Center for Management Research
Publication Year: 2007

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This case is about the safety problems faced by BP, the third-largest oil and gas producer in the world. On 23 March 2005, an explosion at BP's Texas City refinery resulted in one of the most serious workplace accidents in the US...

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Restoring Trust at WorldCom

Authors: Lorsch, Jay W.; Robertson, Ashley C.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2004

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Examines the changes in corporate governance at WorldCom/MCI as proposed by the company's court-appointed corporate monitor, Richard Breeden...

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