Directors' Liability: A Worldwide Review
Edited by Alexander Loos
This acclaimed reference book for international business lawyers first appeared in 2006, with a second edition in 2010. Now in its third edition, and once again published in conjunction with the International Bar Association, this comparative study of a crucial issue in corporate law gives practitioners a powerful and decisive tool for ascertaining and comparing the law affecting directors' liability in today's globalizing economies.
Covering nearly fifty jurisdictions worldwide (including eight not previously covered), the third edition affords senior lawyers in major firms the opportunity to provide concise, detailed, and easy-to-understand summaries on his or her home law on directors' liability. Authors whose research appeared in earlier editions have updated their chapters, and the case law summarized and analysed now reflects published cases through the end of March 2016.
The contributions describe the relevant law in force in each particular jurisdiction, along with an insightful discussion of trends and future prospects. For each of the different jurisdictions the authors detail and explain such factors as the following:
Where applicable, coverage also includes the legal implications of jurisdictional variations in such matters as judicial review, lawyer directorship, directors' reliance on outside professionals, and the effect of the European Action Plan. References have been thoroughly updated throughout, and include many new online sources.
This publication will be of enormous value to legal practitioners, whether in private practice or in the legal department of a globally active company, as a comprehensive and easy means of access to the law of foreign jurisdictions on directors' liability.
Many IT projects fail. Most of the failures are due to human error, misunderstanding, process problems and from time to time, technical gaffs. Root causes - systemic internalised practices that lead regularly to broken solutions - are analysed to find why what went wrong went wrong. A Post-Mortem Review presents a in-depth root-cause analysis study of a failed IT project that resulted in some customers arrested and others fired from jobs. The outcome had significant business and technical ramifications as a consequence. The case study presents a detailed and annotated interview with an executive who was involved in the project as well as a detailed analysis of it. Proposed solution opportunities are presented to address the root cause failures. There are so few documented post-mortem reviews that this will be a book to benefit any student studying project management at undergraduate or postgraduate level. It is astonishing how seemingly small things in an IT project that go unchecked can escalate into huge project failures before anyone notices. In this particular case, by the time they did notice, the damage had been done. The case study also makes use of goal and context modelling techniques in order to show how the opportunities for improvements could be represented to provide greater understanding in moving forwards from the project failure, and most importantly, learning from the mistakes made. Learn about the root cause analysis process, how to identify and classify impacts, symptoms, root causes and opportunities and how to structure a report to a client for this kind of investigative IT project.
Ten years ago, two INSEAD professors broke ground by introducing "blue ocean strategy," a new model for discovering uncontested markets that are ripe for growth. In this book, they apply their concepts and tools to what is perhaps the greatest challenge of leadership: closing the gulf between the potential and the realized talent and energy of employees. Research indicates that this gulf is vast: According to Gallup, 70% of workers are disengaged from their jobs. If companies could find a way to convert them into engaged employees, the results could be transformative. The trouble is, managers lack a clear understanding of what changes they could make to bring out the best in everyone. Here, Kim and Mauborgne offer a solution to that problem: a systematic approach to uncovering, at each level of the organization, which leadership acts and activities will inspire employees to give their all, and a process for getting managers throughout the company to start doing them. Blue ocean leadership works because the managers' "customers"that is, the people managers oversee and report toare involved in identifying what's effective and what isn't. Moreover, the approach doesn't require leaders to alter who they are, just to undertake a different set of tasks. And that kind of change is much easier to implement and track than changes to values and mind-sets.
In clear, easy-to-grasp language, the author covers many of the topics that you will need to know in order to launch and run a successful business venture.
International Review of Cytology presents current advances and comprehensive reviews in cell biology--both plant and animal. Articles in this volume address topics such as transcription factors in cardiogenesis, neuroactive steroid mechanisms, tetraspan vesicle proteins, the cytoskeleton in the cell cycle of higher plant cells, sexual dimorphism in the central nervous system of marsupials, and the effect of TNF receptors and Fas on signaling, gene activation, and cell death. Authored by some of the foremost scientists in the field, each volume provides up-to-date information and directions for future research.
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