According to Bloomberg, China’s securities regulator blacklisted six executives for their role in a $4.2 billion accounting scandal at Kangmei Pharmaceutical Co., one of the country’s biggest drugmakers. Questions: What did the executives do? What did the firm admit to that allowed the fraud to occur? What was the problem with the fine ordered for… Read more »
Posts Tagged: corporate governance
Who can you trust?
According to the New York Times, L Brands (the parent company for Victoria’s Secret and Bed, Bath & Beyond) has somehow avoided the messy board scrutiny of cronyism and time devoted to gender misconduct and sexual harassment training. Instead, the company has focused on the practice of retaliation against those alleging sexual harassment complaints. Questions:… Read more »
More Bad Uber Press
According to the New York Times, over the last several years, Uber has engaged in a worldwide program of deceit aimed at keeping authorities in the dark regarding markets where the low-cost ride-hailing service violated regulations or avoided laws. This has occurred through actually banning ridership for authorities. Questions: 1. How did they accomplish this… Read more »
Questions: 1. Explain why this is such an unusual labor action. 2. Based on John A. Davis’ blog, what could the board chairman do to help rebuild family unity and commitment to Market Basket? 3. At this point, Market Basket as a continuing entity is hemorrhaging financially. From a corporate governance standpoint, do you think… Read more »
Separation of Power
Netflix shareholders will vote on at the company’s annual meeting on Monday is a proposal by two public pension funds to separate the roles of chairman and chief executive. Both are held by Reed Hastings, Netflix’s co-founder. Questions: 1. Who are the backers of this corporate governance issue and why do you think they are… Read more »
Do Stockholders Really Have Rights?
In a recent article by James Stewart, it was noted that 41 directors of public companies lost their elections last year, but remained at their posts. How can this be, if this is a right of the stockholders? Stewart even found that directors who resign after losing votes don’t necessarily leave the board. Questions: 1…. Read more »
Martha Stewart- Wildcard, Visionary, but Not a CEO
There are very few corporate leaders whose interests are more closely aligned with their shareholders’ than the homemaking icon, Martha Stewart. She owns 26 million shares and controls nearly 90 percent of the voting rights of her company Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. While the company lost $50.7 million dollars in the most recent quarter, this… Read more »