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Stockholders & Corporate Governance - Chapter Summary
If you need to review fundamental business topics related to corporate governance and stockholders, check out this series of bite-sized and engaging business lessons. As you progress through the chapter, you'll outline the roles of stockholders, officers, owners, stakeholders and officers. You'll also analyze a number of executive compensation trends. Work through the chapter at your own pace, and be sure to take the lesson quizzes and chapter exam. You can also print lesson transcripts and submit questions to our instructors online. When you're finished with the chapter, you should be able to:
- Evaluate stockholder powers and rights
- Explain how stockholders go about promoting social and economic objectives
- Describe the role of shareholders, officers and board of directors
- Understand how owner, stockholder and stakeholder interests are ethically balanced by companies
- Assess various executive compensation trends in the U.S.
1. Stockholders: Definition, Powers, Rights & Activism
In this lesson, you will learn the definition, types and powers of stockholders. In addition, stockholder rights will be highlighted along with the introduction of the recent business influence of stockholder activism.
2. How Stockholders Can Promote Their Economic and Social Objectives
In this lesson, you will learn how stockholders are tasked with balancing their investment choices with promoting their own economic and social objectives.
3. Shareholder, Board of Director & Officer Roles
A corporation is a complex business structure made up of many different individuals. This lesson explains the corporate roles of shareholders, the board of directors and officers.
4. How Companies Ethically Balance Owner, Stockholder & Stakeholder Interests
Companies can adopt the shareholder or stakeholder models to ethically balance owner, stockholder and stakeholder interests. The focus of a company can be on maximizing profits or long-term survival.
5. Trends of Executive Compensation in the U.S.
Some believe executive compensation in the U.S. has gotten out of hand. In this lesson, we'll discuss how executives are compensated, how their compensation is determined and recent trends in executive compensation.
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