Board Members and Management Consultants: Redefining the Boundaries of Consulting and Corporate Governance

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Pierre-Yves Gomez, Rickie A. Moore
IAP, 2009 - Business & Economics - 219 pages
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A volume in Research in Management Consulting Series Editor Anthony F. Buono, Bentley College Boards and Management Consultants, the eighth volume in the Research in Management Consulting series, explores the growing complexity associated with the growing demands on boards of directors and the challenges raised by evolving expectations of what constitutes "good" governance. As a way of better understanding the ramifications for management consulting, particular-and timely-emphasis is placed on the evolution of expectations and needs in relation to boards and their operation. The chapter authors, as noted above a truly international group of experts, more than succeed in raising the reader's awareness of the consequences that the evolving nature of corporate boards are having on the function of directors, how this function is being redefined by the players themselves-and what all of this change means for consultants and the realm of management consulting. Significant questions are raised and explored throughout the volume, from the extent to which these changes will lead to new social, moral, ethical, and professional challenges and opportunities, to how the relationships between consultants and their traditional clients-managers, administrators and employees-might evolve. As management consultants become more actively involved in governance issues, their role will clearly change, but will such changes enhance or constrain the role they have traditionally played in organizations?
 

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Contents

BEHIND THE BOARDROOM DOORS Changes Underway In US Corporate Governance Post SarbanesOxley
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THE INCREASING ROLE PROFESSIONAL SERVICE FIRMS PLAY IN THE REFORM OF SHAREHOLDERS MEETINGS
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WHY DONT MORE INVESTOR REPRESENTATIVES SIT ON THE BOARDS OF PUBLICLY TRADED COMPANIES?
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DEFINING THE BOUNDARIES OF THE NEW EXPERTISE
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HOW CAN CORPORATE DIRECTORS BETTER PROTECT THEMSELVES? Lessons From Litigation in the United States
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BOUNDING THE ROLE OF THE DIRECTOR
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EXPECTATIONS OF A CONSULTANT IN CORPOPRATE GOVERNANCE
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SUPER MANAGER OR SUPER CONSULTANT? THEORIZING THE ROLE OF THE DIRECTOR
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KNOWLEDGE AND ACCOUNTABILITY Outside Directors Contribution in the Corporate Value Chain
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THE QUESTION OF MOTIVATION OF NONEXECUTIVE DIRECTORS
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CROWDING OUT OF TRUST AND ITS IMPACT ON MANAGEMENT CONSULTING
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A NEW PROFESSION THE CONTRACT THE RESPONSIBILITIES AND THE FUTURE
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ENABLING OR FACILITATING DISCRIMINATORY BOARD PRACTICES IN BOARD APPOINTMENTS Where Are the Women?
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HOW SARBANESOXLEY IS TRANSFORMING CORPORATE BOARDS AND IMPACTING CONSULTING Intended Effects and Unintended Cons...
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ABOUT THE AUTHORS
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Pierre-Yves Gomez is Professor of Strategic Management at EM Lyon Business School (France) and director of the French Corporate Governance Institute. His research focuses on the political foundations of corporate governance, as well as collective utility functions and their application to strategy and governance. He has published several award-winning books in French and English.

Moore is a therapist and workshop leader. She has worked as a psychologist, practiced counseling and bioenergetic therapy, and conducted workshops in Germany, France, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, and the U.S.

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