Managers and the Legal Environment: Strategies for the 21st Century

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Thomson/West, 2006 - Business & Economics - 1002 pages
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Recognized and respected for both its inclusion of cutting edge material and for its strong strategic managerial approach, this is one of the most comprehensive and challenging, yet approachable and understandable legal environments texts on the market. It is equally suitable for students with substantial work experience as well as for those who are studying business for the first time. The text fully looks at the subject matter from the perspective of current and future business managers and leaders by providing an in-depth understanding of how law impacts daily management decisions and business strategies. Its integrated treatment of law and management presents a very strategic perspective, showing how the law provides ways for managers to minimize risk and create value, how to use the law to craft solutions to attain core business objectives, and how to spot legal issues before they become legal problems and effectively handle the inevitable legal disputes that arise in the course of doing business.

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Contents

The Ethical Tone Is Set at the Top
12
Historical Perspective Aquinas on
18
Social Responsibility
24
Copyright

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About the author (2006)

Constance E. Bagley, the author or co-author of over 75 books and publications, teaches in the Stanford Graduate School of Business MBA Program, the Stanford Executive Program, the Stanford Executive Program for Growing Companies, and the S t a n f o rd Marketing Management Program. Prior to joining the Stanford faculty, Bagley was a corporate securities partner in the San Francisco office of McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Enersen LLP.

Diane W. Savage is Lecturer on business law at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and is of counsel to Cooley Godward Kronish LLP, a large national law firm that represents companies across a wide variety of industries and in all major technology fields. A former partner and head of the firm's Technology Transactions group, Professor Savage also served as General Counsel of Adobe Systems Incorporated. Professor Savage currently serves on the editorial board of the Boalt Hall Law Review and the Board of Trustees of Emory University. She received her J.D. from the Georgetown International Law Center and her B.A. from Emory University.

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