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Effective top management: beyond the failure of corporate governance and shareholder value

Author: Malik, Fredmund Publisher: Wiley, 2006.Language: EnglishDescription: 287 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 3527501177Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Includes bibliographical references and index

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Effective TOP Management Beyond the Failure of Corporate Government and Shareholder Value Contents Introduction to the English Edition 9 Preface to the English Edition 13 Terminology Aspects 21 New Introduction to the Third Edition 23 1. Fundamental Reorientation 23 2. What is Corporate Governance? The Consequences of Asking the Wrong Question 25 3. Misconceptions and Their Consequences 28 4. Corporate Governance in the Service of the Company 31 5. Illusions 35 6. Entertainment Rather than Information 38 7. Appearances are Deceptive 40 Part 1 1. Should Corporate Governance Manage? 45 2. Functional Shortcomings of the Systems of Today 51 21 Corporate Governance: Fact or Fiction? 51 2.2 Is the Criticism Justified? 56 2.3 Classic but Avoidable Management Errors 58 3. Is the Management of the Future up to the Task? The Great Transformation 69 3.1 False Prophecies in the Nineties 69 3.2 (Almost) Everything will Change 74 3.3 Management: The Most Important Social Function 84 4. Corporate Governance 93 4.1 The Importance of Effective Corporate Governance 93 4.2 The Nature and Function of Profit 97 4.3 The Three Models of Corporate Governance -- And a Fourth 102 5. What is a Healthy Business? Variables for Assessing a Business 111 5.1 Market Position 113 5.2 Innovative Performance 115 5.3 Productivities 116 5.4 Attracting Good People 120 5.5 Liquidity and Cash Flow 122 5.6 Profitability 123 5.7 Precision of the Variables 124 5.8 Discussing the Right Matters 125 5.9 Biological Thinking in Management: A Red Herring? 126 Part 2 6. The Architecture of Top Management 131 7. The Structure of Corporate Governance 135 7.1 The Role of the Governing Body 136 7.2 The Size and Internal Organisation of the Governing Body 140 7.2.1 Size 140 7.2.2 Internal Organisation -- Committee and Subcommittees 143 7. 3 Personnel Composition 144 7.3.1 Technical Competence 144 73.2. Independence 145 7.3.3. Exclusion Criteria 146 7.3.4 Term of Office and Age Limit 151 7.3.5 Shareholders' Interests 153 7.4 Remuneration of the Governing Body 154 7.5 Managing the Governing Body 155 7.5.1 Number and Length of Meetings 155 7.5.2. Personal Attendance 158 7.5.3 Regularity 158 7.5.4 Followup and Followthrough 159 7.5.5 Drawing up the Agenda 160 7.5.6 Information Available to the Governing Body 160 7.6 Evaluation of the Governing Body 161 7.7 Internal Review -- Management Audit 162 7.8 The Chairman of the Corporate Governance 164 8. Creating the Executive Body 169 8.1 The Tasks of the Executive Body 170 8.2 Effectiveness of the Executive Body 176 8.2.1 Preventing Ineffective Time Management 176 8.2.2 Keeping a Hold on Reality 177 8.3 Term of Office 179 8.4 The Executive Body as a Team 182 9. Management or Leadership 187 9.1 Mistakes and Misconceptions 187 9.2 The Mystique of Leadership 191 9.3 From Manager to Leader 193 9.4 Charisma 200 10. Power, Responsibility, and Liability 203 11 . Personnel Selection and Appointment to Top Positions 209 II.I Principles 212 II.2 Methodology of Personnel Selection 214 II.3 Deciding on the Successor Right at the Top 219 II.4 Personnel Decisions below Executive Level 221 II.5 Internal or External Recruitment? 222 Postscript 225 Appendices 227 Appendix I: Appearance and Reality 229 Appendix 2: Reorientation: The Nonsense about the New Economy 239 Appendix 3: The Economic Situation in 2004: Part I 251 Appendix 4: The Economic Situation in 2004: Part 2 267 Bibliography 279 Index 281

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