Fredmund Malik Effective Top Management

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Effective Top Management

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This book is for everyone who doubts the correctness of current management practices and is looking for alternatives. Here, Professor Malik develops a radical opponent view, placing the company center stage rather than the group interests. This allows a valid logic to be developed for correct and good management - an approach aimed at the survival of the company. This basis then enables questions of correct corporate governance to be answered, the function and responsibilities of the top management bodies to be defined, and the problems of social responsibility, to be solved in a new way.
Malik demonstrates what the top management and board have to achieve for leadership to be correct and effective, regardless of national regulations. He defines how to regulate the distribution of power, responsibility and behavior of the top bodies and sets the standard by which their behavior is to be measured and judged.
The English version of a German bestseller that ran to three editions.

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Top management bodies should, at least formally, the reins of power in the economy and thus in modern society. They are therefore the focus of a great deal of criticism. Is this criticism well-founded and justified? Are top management bodies, in particular corporate governance, doing the best they can? What should they really be doing? What about their power, their responsibility, and their liability? what benchmarks should be used to measure and judge what they do? How can their effectiveness be guaranteed?

This book provides provocative and probably controversial answers to these and many other key questions about modern corporate governance, in the context of the interaction of the global economy and social and management policies. Fredmund Malik's main thesis is that corporate governance should manage, and can do so without any change to the legal parameters.

The author comes up with an architecture of top management, discusses the design and function of the top management bodies and the principles of their composition, describes how they should work and interact, and defines their rules and responsibilities. Effective Top Management is intended for members of the top corporate bodies - entrepreneurs and top managers - and to all owners of company shares. It is also important for everyone who works with top managers and generally for anyone with an interest in a health economy and society.

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Are top manger really leading the way into the future? Are they doing what they should be doing? Can management meet the demands of the competitive environment that has evolved? Fredmund Malik answers these questions in his critical and highly practical guide on how to shape corporate management and governance effectively and successfully.

What the critics say:

"Malik's work is as comprehensive and serious as it is controversial... The book reads lie a travel guide through the adventure land of the supervisory board. Welt am sonntag Malik devotes three hundred pages to the factors which make up a successful business and via which it can also be effectively managed."
—Bilanz

"Effective corporate governance has, in Malik's view, become an essential prerequisite for survival in the expected stormy economic period ahead."
—Cash

"I would like to express my sincere congratulations on the content of your book. It should be require reading for every board of managers and every supervisory board."
—Dipl.-Ing. E. Auli, Chairman of he Board, VAE AG, Vienna

"...many fascinating and good analyses...."
—Hans-Wilhelm Gab, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Adam Opel AG

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