Managers and the Legal Environment: Strategies for the 21st Century, 6th Edition

  • Constance E. Bagley Yale School of Management
  • Diane Savage Cooley Godward Kronish LLP
  • ISBN-10: 0324582048
  • ISBN-13: 9780324582048
  • 1152 Pages Hardcover 
  • Previous Editions: 2006, 2002, 1999
  • © 2010 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $260.50 
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Recognized and respected for its cutting-edge material and strategic approach, MANAGERS AND THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT: STRATEGIES FOR THE 21ST CENTURY, Sixth Edition, is one of the most comprehensive, challenging, and understandable texts on legal environments available. Its in-depth coverage illustrates how the law impacts daily management decisions and business strategies, including how managers use the law to minimize risk and create value; craft solutions to attain core business objectives; spot legal issues before they become problems; and effectively handle the inevitable legal disputes that arise in the course of doing business. Skillfully integrating law with management from the perspectives of current and future business managers, MANAGERS AND THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT: STRATEGIES FOR THE 21ST CENTURY, Sixth Edition, is equally suitable for students with substantial work experience, as well as those studying business for the first time.


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  • Cover it all with the most comprehensive treatment of the legal environment on the market. This text includes the essential legal topics, such as agency, contracts, torts, criminal law, antitrust, and employment law, as well as specialized topics crucial to business managers, such as intellectual property, lending transactions, securities regulation, and environmental law.
  • Deliver in-depth case treatment with three to six cases in every chapter! Provided as summaries or in the actual language of the court, these cases represent crucial court decisions that shape important business law concepts or present key legal conflicts that managers will address in their careers.
  • Give students an interdisciplinary view of your course with "Perspectives" boxes throughout the text, which show how history, politics, and economics can impact the evolution of the law. Each box focuses on an historical, political, or economic perspective to help students become more aware of the interplay between these three areas and the law.
  • Demonstrate the law's practical applications with "The Responsible Manager" sections, which summarize each chapter from a managerial perspective and discuss the crucial legal and risk management issues that successful managers must consider to avoid costly, time-consuming litigation. A useful on-the-job reference for practicing business managers long after the course is over!
  • Stimulate student interest with enhanced special feature sections, such as "A Global View," "A View from Cyberspace," "Ethical Considerations," and "Inside Story"--all of which add depth and character to the readings and keep students involved in your class discussions.

What's New

  • Help students comprehend and analyze the legal and managerial issues presented throughout the text with the important conceptual frameworks now introduced in the first chapter.
  • Present the newest material on business and the legal environment, including 2008 Supreme Court cases on FDA preemption in medical devices cases, money laundering, securities fraud, the sub-prime mortgage crisis, and Consumer Product Safety Commission reforms in the wake of lead-tainted toys from China.
  • Enhance your syllabus with better labor law coverage in Chapter 12 (The Employment Agreement), expanded privacy issues coverage in Chapter 9 (Torts), relocation of e-contracts to Chapter 7 (Contracts), and additional discussion on licensing in Chapter 8 (Sales, Licensing, and E-Commerce).
  • Give an international perspective to topics in your course with the new "A Global View" sections in each chapter.
  • Challenge students using new "Putting It Into Practice: A Manager's Dilemma" sections, which ask them to analyze legal, business, and ethical aspects of managerial decisions--and come up with their own recommendations for action.

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Table of Contents

Unit I: FOUNDATIONS OF THE LEGAL AND REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT.
1. Law, Value Creation, and Risk Management.
2. Ethics and the Law.
3. Sources of Law, Courts, and Dispute Resolution.
4. Constitutional Bases for Business Regulation.
5. Agency.
6. Administrative Law.
Unit II: THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT.
7. Contracts.
8. Sales, Licensing, and E-Commerce.
9. Torts.
10. Product Liability.
11. Intellectual Property.
Unit III: HUMAN RESOURCES IN THE LEGAL AND REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT.
12. The Employment Agreement.
13. Civil Rights and Employment Discrimination.
14. Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits.
Unit IV: THE REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT.
15. Criminal Law.
16. Environmental Law.
17. Antitrust.
18. Consumer Protection.
19. Real Property and Land Use.
Unit V: OWNERSHIP, CONTROL, AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE.
20. Forms of Business Organizations.
21. Directors, Officers, and Controlling Shareholders.
Unit VI: SECURITIES AND FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS.
22. Public and Private Offerings of Securities.
23. Securities Fraud and Insider Trading.
24. Debtor-Creditor Relations and Bankruptcy.
Unit VII: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS.
25. International Law and Transactions.
Appendices.

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This dynamic video library features more that sixty video clips that spark class discussion and clarify core legal principles. The library is organized into five series: Legal Conflicts in Business (includes specific modern business and e-commerce scenarios); Ask the Instructor (presents straightforward explanations of concepts for student review); Drama of the Law (features classic business scenarios that spark classroom participation); Real World Legal (explores conflicts that arise in a variety of business environments), and LawFlix (contains clips from many popular films). Access for students is free when bundled with a new textbook, or can be purchased at www.cengagebrain.com

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Student Guide to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act  (ISBN-10: 0324827199 | ISBN-13: 9780324827194)

Enron was once the seventh-largest company on the Fortune 500. Yet, in the wake of revelations of accounting irregularities and securities fraud, it became entangled in the greatest business scandal of a generation and was essentially blinked out of existence after declaring bankruptcy. Similar accounting scandals at Global Crossing, Tyco, WorldCom, Adelphia, HealthSouth, and other companies prompted Congress to pass the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) in June 2002. This revolutionary act, which embodies the most significant securities law changes since the original federal securities laws of 1933 and 1934, contains provisions that create a new federal agency, restructure the entire accounting industry, reform Wall Street practices, dramatically alter corporate governance practices here and abroad, and attack insider trading and obstruction of justice. A lot has happened since its passage. The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) has come into being, and the PCAOB and the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) have issued countless rules to implement the SOX's many legislative mandates. This short guide focuses not only on what each part and section of the SOX means but also on what businesses need to know now that is has been implemented.

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Meet the Author

About the Author

Constance E. Bagley

A well respected author, award-winning instructor, and popular professional presenter, Constance E. Bagley is a Professor in the Practice of Law and Management at the Yale School of Management. Before joining the Yale faculty, she was an Associate Professor at Harvard Business School, Senior Lecturer in Law and Management at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, and a corporate securities partner in the San Francisco office of Bingham McCutchen. Professor Bagley received Yale’s Excellence in Teaching Award in 2009 and is a recipient of the Senior Faculty Award of Excellence from the Academy of Legal Studies in Business. She currently serves as Vice President of the Academy. The author of multiple published articles, Professor Bagley also wrote WINNING LEGALLY: HOW MANAGERS CAN USE THE LAW TO CREATE VALUE, MARSHAL RESOURCES, AND MANAGE RISK (Harvard Business School Press, 2005) and has contributed to numerous other books. Professor Bagley received her J.D. (magna cum laude) from the Harvard Law School and her A.B. (Honors and Distinction) from Stanford University.

Diane Savage

Diane W. Savage is Lecturer on business law at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and is of counsel to Cooley Godward Kronish LLP, a large national law firm that represents companies across a wide variety of industries and in all major technology fields. A former partner and head of the firm's Technology Transactions group, Professor Savage also served as General Counsel of Adobe Systems Incorporated. Professor Savage currently serves on the editorial board of the Boalt Hall Law Review and the Board of Trustees of Emory University. She received her J.D. from the Georgetown International Law Center and her B.A. from Emory University.

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