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Board Of Directors

The Role of Board According to Jensen (1993), the board has the final responsibility for the function of the board. The job of the board is to hire, fire and compensate the CEO and to provide high level council. More precisely, the board has two major jobs: to monitoring the decision making of management as a representative of shareholders and to initiate and implement of decisions. The board of directors is a major mechanisms used to solve agency problem, which arises when the management and ownership...

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women representation on the boards of directors

men, why do you think women occupy so few seats on boards of directors? Woman participation and equality on work positions have been staying at all the time. Lately, this issue is concerned more than before and many countries tend to increase the woman representation especially on the boards of directors. There is a perception that its better the men should lead any organization and they could have better been staying in the boards on director position among the people. I think this perception...

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Effective Board of Directors

1. Topic: Effective Board of Directors 2. Six Steps to Building an Effective Board By:Bruce R. Evans 3. Summary: The author Bruce R. Evans is a managing partner in Summit Partners’ Boston office. He has also been a member of more than 25 boards, which include 10 public company boards. He claims that when a Board is working effectively it is a big part of the company’s success. However, an ineffective board can be distracting and cause liabilities for the company. Through his experiences...

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Apple Board of Directors

Board of Directors Apple’s Board of Directors (BOD) is composed of seven members. Out of the seven directors, six of them are males; Steve Jobs age 54, William Campbell age 69, Arthur Levinson Ph.D. age 60, Ronald Sugar age 61, Millard Drexler age 65, and former vice president Albert Gore Jr. age 62 and one is a female Andrea Jung age 51. The average age for the board is 60 years old. The members of the board bring into Apple a vast experience from retailing, governmental, engineering and technological...

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Kraft Foods Board of Directors

------------------------------------------------- Kraft Foods’ Board of Directors Name/Title | Current Board Membership | John T. Cahill, 56Executive Chairman | Legg Mason, Inc., Colgate-palmolive Co., Kraft Foods Group, Inc. | William Anthony Vernon, 57Chief Executive Officer & Director | Novocure Ltd., Philadelphia Youth Organization, Kraft Foods Group, Inc., Medivation, Inc. | Myra Maloney Hart, 72Independent Director | Kraft Foods Group, Inc., Nina Mclemore Llc, Babson College, Center...

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Board of Directors Staples

The Board of Directors at Staples is comprised of eleven members. “The eleven nominees include two directors who joined the Board within the last two years, four nominees that joined the Board within the last seven years and five nominees that have served on our Board at least 15 years” (Staples, Annual Report, 16). The eleven members are listed below. Next his or her name is how long they have been on the board. Under each name is a short biography of the member along with valuable contributions...

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Corporate Governance - Role of Board of Directors

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE - ROLE OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS People often question whether corporate boards matter because their day-today impact is difficult to observe. But, when things go wrong, they can become the center of attention. Certainly this was true of the Enron, Worldcom, and Parmalat scandals. The directors of Enron and Worldcom, in particular, were held liable for the fraud that occurred: Enron directors had to pay $168 million to investor plaintiffs, of which $13 million was out of pocket...

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Dual Board Of Directors Case Study

According to board structure, the difference of corporate governance among different countries is may be unitary or dual board on the country. In the UK and the USA, a unitary board of directors in the form of board structure, characterized by one single board comprising executive and non-executive directors. (Aguilera, 2003) It is responsible for all aspects of the activities of the corporation. A dual board of directors is including a supervisory board and executive board of management. Nevertheless...

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Board of Directors and Authentication Confidential Information

Title: Case 5 Hewlett- Packard’s Secret Surveillance of Directors and Journalist Martha E Richard Aiken Technical College Abstract Obtaining confidential information by posing as another person was unethical. There are other avenues that could have been assessed to get to the person who was responsible for the leakage in the cooperation to the media. Seeking a private investigation team was an extreme measure in my opinion. What is done in the darkness shall always reveal itself in...

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The Board Of Directors Should Be Strengthened By Appointing Independent Directors Case Study

“The Board of directors should be strengthened by appointing independent directors.” Efficient Corporate Governance has emerged to be an integral part of running a business in today’s scenario; hence it becomes pertinent to understand the nitty-gritties of the role played by the directors of a company to ensure the same. Over the course of time, and among important developments in corporate governance and company law reform corresponding to the same, have felt the need for independent directors owing...

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