By V. Kothari

ISBN-10: 0230109659

ISBN-13: 9780230109650

ISBN-10: 1349288470

ISBN-13: 9781349288472

Via the 3 newest monetary crises, the S&L concern, the dot-com bubble, and the hot subprime personal loan catastrophe, the writer explains why and the way company managers led their organisations towards mess ups within the long-run.

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Management fails when a business firm plans for and pursues a specific goal or outcome, irrespective of its implications in the long run for the organization. From the perspectives of stakeholders’ long-run expectations and interests, momentary short-term results may be viewed as management failure if there has been a neglect of actual commitment and resource support for the development of long-term corporate competitive capabilities, strengths, and competencies for the future. When the firm ignores the development of markets, product, and core strengths, simply to improve its immediate profitability, its management is being shortsighted.

The corporate world is faced with a serious leadership crisis. Leadership Responsibilities and Obligations In light of the social and economic challenges facing the world today, it is imperative that corporate leaders effectively fulfill their fiduciary duties. All business leaders have certain moral and ethical responsibilities as well as obligations. All stakeholders expect their corporate managers to lead the organization toward its aspirations and accomplish the ultimate long-term goals and objectives.

Only in the future looking backward, the impact of quick-fix measures is truly comprehended. Normally, the term “failure” is not considered appropriate if the operational outcome is positive and improves the actual cash flow, even temporarily, because such an outcome appears to be favorable to the organization’s health and wellbeing. As a matter of fact, the improved financial situation is regarded highly in favor of management; the decision-makers are rewarded with bonuses and 18 ● Executive Greed enhanced compensation packages; they are showered with all sorts of financial and nonfinancial recognition for the job well done.

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