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Managers and the Legal Environment: Strategies for the 21st Centuryby Constance E Bagley
Synopses & Reviews
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.
Comprehensive, timely, and accessible, MANAGERS AND THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT: STRATEGIES FOR THE 21st CENTURY, Sixth Edition, imparts the legal and risk management know-how essential to business managers today.
About the Author
A well respected author, award-winning instructor, and popular professional presenter, Constance E. Bagley is a Professor in the Practice of Law and Management at the Yale School of Management. Before joining the Yale faculty, she was an Associate Professor at Harvard Business School, Senior Lecturer in Law and Management at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, and a corporate securities partner in the San Francisco office of Bingham McCutchen. Professor Bagley received Yale's Excellence in Teaching Award in 2009 and is a recipient of the Senior Faculty Award of Excellence from the Academy of Legal Studies in Business. She currently serves as Vice President of the Academy. The author of multiple published articles, Professor Bagley also wrote WINNING LEGALLY: HOW MANAGERS CAN USE THE LAW TO CREATE VALUE, MARSHAL RESOURCES, AND MANAGE RISK (Harvard Business School Press, 2005) and has contributed to numerous other books. Professor Bagley received her J.D. (magna cum laude) from the Harvard Law School and her A.B. (Honors and Distinction) from Stanford University. 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.
Table of Contents
Unit I: FOUNDATIONS OF THE LEGAL AND REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT. 1. Law, Value Creation, and Risk Management. 2. Ethics and the Law. 3. Sources of Law, Courts, and Dispute Resolution. 4. Constitutional Bases for Business Regulation. 5. Agency. 6. Administrative Law. Unit II: THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT. 7. Contracts. 8. Sales, Licensing, and E-Commerce. 9. Torts. 10. Product Liability. 11. Intellectual Property. Unit III: HUMAN RESOURCES IN THE LEGAL AND REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT. 12. The Employment Agreement. 13. Civil Rights and Employment Discrimination. 14. Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits. Unit IV: THE REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT. 15. Criminal Law. 16. Environmental Law. 17. Antitrust. 18. Consumer Protection. 19. Real Property and Land Use. Unit V: OWNERSHIP, CONTROL, AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE. 20. Forms of Business Organizations. 21. Directors, Officers, and Controlling Shareholders. Unit VI: SECURITIES AND FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS. 22. Public and Private Offerings of Securities. 23. Securities Fraud and Insider Trading. 24. Debtor-Creditor Relations and Bankruptcy. Unit VII: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS. 25. International Law and Transactions. Appendices.
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