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Corporate Governance for Strategic Management

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Strategic Management 12 ed.

For this assignment, each student is asked to evaluate the governance policy of a firm they might consider working for and then comparing that to an organization considered the student's chosen firm's top competitor. The main purpose of the exercise is to help make a connection between different governance elements (e.g., board composition, equity holdings by directors, executive compensation) and a firm's financial performance. Each student is asked to prepare no more than a TWO PAGE graphical comparison of performance that addresses the following questions (You could use a chart format):

Summarize what you consider are the key aspects of the firm's governance mechanisms.
Based on your review of the firm's governance, did you change your opinion of the firm's desirability as an employer? Why, or why not? (Do not use first person pronouns (I), second person (you), or some third person pronouns (we and our) when writing this assignment. See the Formatting & Writing Styles Guide document.
Therefore, this assignment should be two pages minimum, but not more than three pages. Your paper should be in proper APA format.

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the governance policy of a firm they might consider working for and then comparing that to an organization considered the student's chosen firm's top competitor. The main purpose of the exercise is to help make a connection between different governance elements (e.g., board composition, equity holdings by directors, executive compensation) and a firm's financial performance. Each student is asked to prepare no more than a TWO PAGE graphical comparison of performance that addresses the following questions

Starbucks

First and foremost, I will provide a general overview of the two companies and their governance structure, but (you) will need to put my summary in your own words and create your own graph or chart as this cannot be done for you. The two companies that were chosen are Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts. These two companies are leaders in the coffee market and they have locations all across the globe. I will first elucidate upon Starbucks' corporate governance model.

The Board as it is known within the company ensures that the corporation is able to fulfill its duties to its shareholders, achieve its goals and objectives, and serve the long-term interests that will keep the company profitable for the future. The Board members must possess the necessary qualifications to engage in executive management wherein they are chosen based upon whether they possess the skills and the character as well as expertise to responsibly engage in corporate governance ...

Solution Summary

Corporate governance for strategic management is defined. The key aspects of the firm's governance mechanisms are provided.

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