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The Resource The activist director : lessons from the boardroom and the future of the corporation, Ira M. Millstein

The activist director : lessons from the boardroom and the future of the corporation, Ira M. Millstein

Label
The activist director : lessons from the boardroom and the future of the corporation
Title
The activist director
Title remainder
lessons from the boardroom and the future of the corporation
Statement of responsibility
Ira M. Millstein
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Some of the worst corporate meltdowns over the past sixty years can be traced to passive directors who favored operational shortcuts over quality growth strategies. Thinking primarily about placating institutional investors, selective stockholders, proxy advisors, and corporate management, these inattentive and deferential board members have relied on short-term share price increases to sustain their companies long term. Driven by a desire for prosperity, not posterity, these actions can doom any company. InThe Activist Director, attorney Ira M. Millstein looks back at fifty years of counseling companies, nonprofits, and governments to actively govern their corporations and constituencies. From the threat of bankruptcy and the ConEd blackout of 1970s New York City, to the meltdown of Drexel Burnham Lambert in the late 1980s, to the turnaround of General Motors in the mid-1990s, Millstein takes readers into the boardrooms of several of the greatest catastrophes and success stories of America's best-known corporations. His solution lies at the top: a new breed of activist directors who partner with management and reject short-term outlooks, plan a future based on growth and innovation, and take responsibility for corporate organization, strategy, and efficiency. What questions should we ask of potential board members and how do we know they'll be active? Millstein offers pragmatic suggestions for recruiting activist directors to the boardroom to secure the future of the corporation
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Cataloging source
YDX
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Millstein, Ira M
Dewey number
658.4/22
Index
no index present
LC call number
HD2745
LC item number
.M527 2017eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Columbia Business School publishing
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  • Boards of directors
  • Directors of corporations
  • Corporate governance
  • Corporations
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Boards of directors
  • Corporate governance
  • Corporations
  • Directors of corporations
  • United States
Label
The activist director : lessons from the boardroom and the future of the corporation, Ira M. Millstein
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A mess that can't be fixed? -- The board-centric imperative -- Revolt in the boardroom: the story of General Motors -- General Motors as catalyst -- Drexel: the most feared firm on Wall Street -- Dead broke: New York City's 1970s fiscal crisis -- Lights out: the Con-Ed blackout -- Shedding light on shadow government in New York State -- Planned Parenthood: a corporate governance success story -- Conclusion
Control code
965734771
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231543569
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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  • 22573/ctt1hj9tfx
  • 2c6dafbe-b571-47a4-9dc4-80d0f22c01ce
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)965734771
Label
The activist director : lessons from the boardroom and the future of the corporation, Ira M. Millstein
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A mess that can't be fixed? -- The board-centric imperative -- Revolt in the boardroom: the story of General Motors -- General Motors as catalyst -- Drexel: the most feared firm on Wall Street -- Dead broke: New York City's 1970s fiscal crisis -- Lights out: the Con-Ed blackout -- Shedding light on shadow government in New York State -- Planned Parenthood: a corporate governance success story -- Conclusion
Control code
965734771
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231543569
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt1hj9tfx
  • 2c6dafbe-b571-47a4-9dc4-80d0f22c01ce
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)965734771

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