Governance - Compliance

Wal-Mart CEO’s Mexico Woes Show Importance of Managing Bribery Risk

To avoid falling foul of regulators, leaders should follow four key steps.

Uber’s Damage-Control Oddities Raise Same Old Questions about Entrepreneurial CEOs

After disrupting the traditional cab market, Uber now seems fixated on taking an unconventional approach to crisis management.

A New Way for Product Makers to Overcome Patent Roadblocks

Patent pools allow licensors to reach more customers with less intellectual property risk, and allow licensees to speed new products to market by giving them access to more patents without a lot of time-consuming, one-off negotiations.

States, Localities Join the Feds in the Fight Against Companies Dodging Taxes  

The Obama administration got tougher against mergers motivated by so-called corporate tax-inversion schemes, and now the states are doing something similar by mitigating tax-haven usage. Boards will have to deal with the state-government impulse just as they’re confronting more obstacles to combinations of American companies with overseas concerns.

The Gender Ratio of Board Members Leans More Male Than Female

The top 10 Fortune 500 companies have significantly more male executives and board members than female, according to a study by eCard Shack.

The Impact of Board Tenure on Company Performance

Increasing board tenure positively effects market-related value, up to and including 9 years. After that, the value of board tenure deteriorates, according to a new research by QMA. The detrimental effect is stronger for high-growth firms.

3 Ways Corporate Boards Can Have a Direct Impact on Company Culture

Regulators are increasingly focusing on culture as a critical driver for corporate compliance, and board members should take note of this trend.

10 Questions Dominating Boardroom Agendas for 2016

Boardrooms are facing great unpredictability and a breakdown of business models in their industries, which changes the role of directors today. We need directors who are synthesizers of information—who can see the smoke over the horizon and bring this insight into their companies.

A CEO’s Guide to Creating the Perfect Board of Directors

Entrepreneurs are often advised that they should have a board of directors; but due to their lack of familiarity with such groups, they don’t understand why they need one, what they’ll get from having one, and what it will cost to assemble it.

How to Find the Right General Counsel Candidate for Your Executive Team – Part...

If you are contemplating a GC hire—whether for the first time, your current GC is leaving, or you are a new CEO building out your team—considering the following points during the hiring process will help provide the best outcome.
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