Winning Legally: How To Use The Law To Create Value, Marshal Resources, And Manage Risk

Harvard Business Press
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The rash of corporate scandals in recent years underscores a fact too often ignored in the business world: flouting the law holds serious consequences. Indeed, all it takes is one rogue trader, one greedy executive, or one misinformed manager to place an entire organization at risk. But respected legal expert Constance E. Bagley argues that staying out of trouble is only part of the picture when it comes to legality in business.

In Winning Legally, Bagley shows how managers can proactively harness the power of the law to maximize corporate value, marshal human and financial resources, and manage risk. Through scores of classic and contemporary examples across the business landscape, this no-nonsense guide completely re-frames the relationship of law to business. Bagley explains how managers can use the law as a strategic tool to help select and work effectively with legal advisers, spot legal issues before they become problems, weigh the legal risks of specific opportunities, and more.

Ultimately, the responsibility for making tough business decisions lies with managers--not with lawyers. This timely book shows how managers can combine business audacity and vision with integrity and respect for the law to build truly great and enduring firms. Constance E. Bagley is an associate professor of business administration at Harvard Business School. She was formerly a partner of Bingham McCutchen LLP and co-author of The Entrepreneur's Guide to Business Law.
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Publisher
Harvard Business Press
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Published on
Nov 10, 2005
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Pages
282
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ISBN
9781422163597
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English
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Business & Economics / Management
Law / Business & Financial
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Integrating business law with ethics and effective management, Bagley's MANAGERS AND THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT: STRATEGIES FOR THE 21ST CENTURY, 8E equips future managers with the legal knowledge and risk management techniques essential for success in global business. Renowned for its cutting-edge coverage and strategic approach, this book offers one of the most comprehensive yet easy-to-understand presentations of today's global legal environment of business. Proven learning features such as Inside Story and Perspective boxes illustrate how the law impacts daily management decisions and business strategies, and A Manager's Dilemma feature challenges readers to consider such issues as whether to outsource labor to a country known for poor working conditions and the ethics of structuring a business to avoid domestic taxes. Fulfilling AACSB requirements, the eighth edition addresses the legal, political, regulatory, and ethical dimensions of business. Reflecting the latest developments and decisions, the text's up-to-date coverage includes the regulation of commercial speech, the disclosure of corporate political spending, the application of the Fourth Amendment to cell phone location data, the patentability of human genes, employees' use of social media, regulatory responses to climate change, the fiduciary duties of managers of limited liability companies, the FCC's proposed rules on net neutrality, the constitutionality of Obamacare, the use of race in college admissions, the Defense of Marriage Act, NSA surveillance programs, the right of college football players to unionize, and more.
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Integrating business law with ethics and effective management, Bagley's MANAGERS AND THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT: STRATEGIES FOR THE 21ST CENTURY, 8E equips future managers with the legal knowledge and risk management techniques essential for success in global business. Renowned for its cutting-edge coverage and strategic approach, this book offers one of the most comprehensive yet easy-to-understand presentations of today's global legal environment of business. Proven learning features such as Inside Story and Perspective boxes illustrate how the law impacts daily management decisions and business strategies, and A Manager's Dilemma feature challenges readers to consider such issues as whether to outsource labor to a country known for poor working conditions and the ethics of structuring a business to avoid domestic taxes. Fulfilling AACSB requirements, the eighth edition addresses the legal, political, regulatory, and ethical dimensions of business. Reflecting the latest developments and decisions, the text's up-to-date coverage includes the regulation of commercial speech, the disclosure of corporate political spending, the application of the Fourth Amendment to cell phone location data, the patentability of human genes, employees' use of social media, regulatory responses to climate change, the fiduciary duties of managers of limited liability companies, the FCC's proposed rules on net neutrality, the constitutionality of Obamacare, the use of race in college admissions, the Defense of Marriage Act, NSA surveillance programs, the right of college football players to unionize, and more.
Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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