Board of directors

  • Should more CEOs be fired?

    New research suggests that more CEOs would be shown the door if not for their personal ties with their boards, suggesting that it's time to rethink hiring and firing practices and the CEO's role at public companies.

    By Eleanor Bloxham, contributor

    Boards of directors are facing increasing pressure to fire CEOs rather than allow them to linger. But what about the pressure boards feel to keep their CEOs in place?

    A recently published MORE

    Feb 8, 2011 5:00 AM ET
  • Do disclosure rules actually work?

    Disclosure failed during the run up to the financial crisis. As a result, the SEC developed new disclosure requirements for U.S. companies this year. So how well have they worked?

    By Eleanor Bloxham, contributor

    Disclosure is the often sought remedy in regulation. Rather than specify what a company is required to do, disclosure itself is often used as the regulatory mechanism.

    The idea behind requiring disclosure from companies, rather than coming up with MORE

    Dec 30, 2010 1:09 PM ET
  • Who is minding the J.Crew store?

    At J.Crew, CEO and Chairman Millard Drexler waited seven weeks to inform the board of his discussions to sell the company, exposing the often-overlooked issue that many corporate boards do not enforce internal transparency.

    By Eleanor Bloxham, contributor

    If you run a division, how long do you think you could wait to tell your bosses you were in talks to sell your division to another company and still hold your job?  Would MORE

    Dec 21, 2010 9:08 AM ET
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