Restoring Trust in American Business by Jay W. Lorsch
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Restoring Trust in American Business
By Jay W. Lorsch

Restoring Trust in American Business

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Restoring Trust in American Business by Jay W. Lorsch

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Recent business scandals point to a disturbing breakdown of values in corporate America. This book responds to the crisis by examining the responsibilities of "gatekeepers" -- corporate directors, regulators, auditors, lawyers, investment bankers, and business journalists -- who stand between corporate misconduct and the public. The essays, by prominent scholars and practitioners, argue that market pressures have made gatekeepers too focused on financial self-interest and too heedless of the public good to live up to society's legitimate expectations. A key part of the book is a set of recommendations for enhancing gatekeeper professionalism. These range from specific steps for improving boards of directors to a call for the investment banking community to establish a uniform code of conduct and articulate its obligations to the investing public.This book grew out of the Corporate Responsibility Project undertaken by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The contributors come from institutions ranging from Wall Street and the nation's leading law and business schools to the AFL-CIO; they include such prominent figures as John S. Reed of the New York Stock Exchange, investment banker Felix Rohatyn, corporate lawyer Martin Lipton, and media commentator and professor of journalism Geneva Overholser.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780262740272
ISBN-10: 0262740273
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: MIT Press
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Publish Date: 8-Feb-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Back to the Drawing Board by Jay W. Lorsch Back to the Drawing Board, Hardback (November 2003)

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Argues that strategic success is achieved by building an organization of executive-level stars whose day-to-day performance reinforces and ultimately achieves the goals of the business. This book shows how to integrate strategy, organization, and the needs of individual stars.

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Author Biography - Jay W. Lorsch

Leslie Berlowitz is Executive Officer of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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