Final Exam. Due Thursday, May 15 at 6:45.
You may write this exam at the designated time from 7:45-9:45 on May 10 or you may print or type the answers ahead of time and turn them in before 6:45 on May 15. The final is an individual effort - no joint finals.
Readings for the Final Exam (most recent articles are last).
Articles for question 1 on INNOVATION
Companies and Innovation The Economist Apr 22, 2004 (A leader and an article)
Survey: The Company The Economist Jan. 19, 2006 (especially the section "The Tortoise and the Hare: The Search for Innovation" and the section immediately following "Thinking for a Living: Knowledge workers need a new kind of organization")
SPECIAL REPORT INNOVATION 10-2007 Something new under the sun Oct 11th 2007 From The Economist print edition Innovation, long the preserve of technocratic elites, is becoming more open. This will be good for the world, argues Vijay Vaitheeswaran
Articles for question 2 on SHAREHOLDER DEMOCRACY
Restoring Trust After The Bubble (pdf file) Business Economics July 2003
What we know and what we don't know about corporate governance by James Bicksler Business Economics 2003
Survey: The Company The Economist Jan. 19, 2006
Shareholder democracy Ownership matters Mar 9th 2006 From The Economist print edition But there are limits to shareholder power AND Shareholder democracy Battling for corporate America Mar 9th 2006 From The Economist print edition Who will come out on top in the renewed struggle between shareholders and managers?
The shareholders' revolt
15th 2006 | NEW YORK From The Economist
A turning point in
relations between company owners and bosses?
American corporate governance Hail, shareholder! May 31st 2007 | NEW YORK From The Economist print edition Activist shareholders are getting tough with boards and managers
Corporate governance Keeping shareholders in their place Oct 11th 2007 | BRUSSELS, FRANKFURT, NEW YORK AND TOKYO From The Economist print edition Bosses around the world celebrate a series of victories over shareholder activists
Corporate governance in America Shareholder rights and wrongs Nov 29th 2007 | NEW YORK From The Economist print edition Another victory for bosses over shareholders