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Ownership and Value Creation : Strategic Corporate Governance in the New Economy - Rolf H. Carlsson

Ownership and Value Creation

Strategic Corporate Governance in the New Economy

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Published: 8th February 2001
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"Who owns the modern company? And how should owners behave? Rolf H. Carlsson brings a fresh eye and historical depth to the issue of ownership, management and value creation that every firm and its owners must consider."<br> Frances Cairncross, Management Editor, The Economist<br> <br> "Rolf H. Carlsson gives a valuable historical review and illustrates with cases how active ownership has played an important role in company development...gives...interesting views on where corporate governance is heading and...advice on how to make it work well."<br> Percy Barnevik, Chairman of ABB, AstraZeneca, Investor, and Sandvik; Director (non-exec.) of GM<br> <br> "The nuanced and rich analysis of ownership competence which can be found in Rolf H. Carlsson's book goes far beyond the traditional debate and provides truly interesting and valuable insights for investors, industrialists, entrepreneurs, and owners both in the private and the public sectors."<br> Richard Normann, Professor, Chairman of SMG<br> <br> "Rolf H. Carlsson (analyses the) process...of (creating) long-term shareholder value...in which our model for corporate governance is key, and provides valuable insights into our approach to business."<br> Marcus Wallenberg, CEO, Investor AB<br> <br> "Rolf H. Carlsson's...book on ownership (has been) eagerly awaited by the governance community. Carlsson is uniquely able to illumine those areas in which Swedish corporate structuring has been ahead of the world. It is a book that we all look forward to reading."<br> Robert A. G. Monks, Principal, Lens Investment Management<br> <br> "Carlsson...outlines a powerful frame of reference and analytical tools to address issues of value creation and the role of active owners. This book is a significant contribution to the all-important issues of corporate governance. I was intrigued and pleased to read it."<br> Richard H. Koppes, Jones Day and Stanford Law School; former General Counsel, CalPERS<br> <br> "...adds new perspectives by highlighting the demanding challenges of globalisation. A remarkable new book on the crucial issues of ownership and corporate governance."<br> Dr R. Marsch-Barner, Senior Counsel, Deutsche Bank AG<br> <br> "This innovative book puts the spotlight on those who have the ultimate responsibility for corporate governance, the owners. It provides useful insight into the ways of effective ownership."<br> Professor Jay W. Lorsch, Harvard Business School

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&#8220;Leading Outside the Lines is a very important and useful book. Katzenbach and Khan make the argument that corporations today need leaders who understand how to harness the power of the informal organization to improve both execution and innovation. Through insightful storytelling and their years of experience, they provide strategic and tactical advice about how the informal organization can transform your organization, whether it grapples with radical changes in the competitive environment or the inevitable growing pains of moving from start-up to established global enterprise.&#8221;&#8212;Linda A. Hill, Wallace Brett Donham Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

&#8220;A must read for anyone struggling to adapt their organization to new realities. Filled with keen insight about the formal and informal life of organizations, Katzenbach and Khan offer practical advice on how to blend the two to bring out the best in your organization.&#8221;&#8212;Ronald A. Williams, Chairman and CEO, Aetna

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&#8220;Leading Outside the Lines is an incredible gift to leaders in all three sectors&#8212;public, private, and social&#8212;working to move beyond the old walls, build the new, flexible, fluid management systems, and develop leaders of the future determined to build the organization of the future. This management guidebook brings the best of formal and informal organizational theory and experience to leaders at every level, across the enterprise.&#8221;&#8212;Frances Hesselbein, Chairman and Founding President, Leader to Leader Institute, Formerly the Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management

&#8220;Katzenbach and Khan demonstrate that you don't have to choose between inspiring employees and getting amazing results&#8212;the best organizations do both. With novel perspectives, great stories, and practical advice they show leaders how to get the best of both in ways that can transform organizations. This book belongs in the hands of everyone who refuses to accept business as usual&#8221;&#8212;Chip Conley, CEO, Joie de Vivre and author,Peak

&#8220;Strategy and hierarchy drive how organizations operate, but so too do personal networks and intuitive judgments that define an equally powerful informal world within. Drawing on richly developed illustrations ranging from the Bushmen of southern Africa to eBay, Marine Corps, and Starbucks, Leading Outside the Lines provides a compelling account of how leaders can best capitalize on the hidden drivers of organizational life.&#8221;&#8212;Michael Useem, Professor of Management, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and author, The Leadership Moment

Endorsements.

Preface.

Acknowledgements.

Introduction.

ACTIVATING AND RENEWING OWNERSHIP: Emergence, Driving Forces, Current Agendas, and Future of Corporate Governance.

An Introduction to Corporate Governance.

The CalPERS Story: Pioneering and Establishing Corporate Governance in the USA.

US Corporate Governance since the mid 1990s and Current Agenda.

The Combined Code and Corporate Governance in the UK.

Germany - the Big Challenge.

France: Le Corporate Governance -
Now's the Time?

Japan -
A New Restoration in the Offing?

Convergence or Confusion? Summing Up Country Analyses.

Corporate Governance -
Where Will It Go?

OWNERSHIP MAKES A DIFFERENCE: A Case Study of the Wallenberg Sphere.

Ownership Makes a Difference.

The Wallenberg Sphere and the Future.

CONCEPTUALISATION AND PROFESSIONALISATION.

Ownership and Value Creation -
Towards a Conceptual Framework.

Strategic Corporate Governance -
How to Make It Work?

Appendix 1: Interview List.

Appendix 2: Frame of Reference.

Appendix 3: The Wallenberg Sphere. Facts, Critical Events, and Examples of Active Ownership. Appendix to Part II.

Notes.

References.

Index.

ISBN: 9780471632191
ISBN-10: 0471632198
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 8th February 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.15 x 15.95  x 2.42
Weight (kg): 0.61
Edition Number: 1