This is the first comprehensive textbook to focus on corporate governance — one of the most important development in business over the last decade. The abuses and excesses of the takeover era and the exponential growth of the institutional investor have transformed the roles of the shareholders, managers and directors of publicly held companies. Corporate Governance explains how it happened, where it is going, and what the impact will be. Including extensive case studies and selected outside materials, this is an indispensable resource for students of business, law and public policy. Co-authored by Bob Monks and Nell Minow. First Edition is available.