Executive Management, Board Of Directors

1336 Words Aug 22nd, 2015 6 Pages
In general, the corporations work towards meeting the end goal of adding value to its shareholders and/or stakeholders, but the way this ‘value is added and who is given priority while adding this value’ depends on the ‘perspectives’ (session1 slides) corporations choose to fulfill the objective of the given corporation. Corporation structures involve executive management, board of directors and its internal and external stakeholders. The executive management are at the helm of running the company, executing strategy and managing company operations, while corporate boards are supposed to keep an ‘careful watch’ and guide executive management activity. Boards are primarily performing ‘advisory and monitoring’ functions i) by acting independently in the interest of the corporation ii) guide management by taking ‘un-biased’ stand and at times taking opposing viewpoint than the company’s management iii) select, evaluate, and compensate Chief Executive Officer(CEO) and executive management oversee succession planning(session1)iv) review and monitor company performance while minimizing company costs v) risk identification, risk mitigation and risk avoidance guidance, governance and vi) guidance to CEO and senior management around strategic and operational direction of the organization. In the Morgan Stanley Dean Witter (MSDW) case, board and CEO seemed to fail to strike the balance to achieve ‘shareholder and stakeholder profitability’ by being responsible. In this case, on…
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