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The New Math of Multistakeholderism

The defining characteristic of shareholder capitalism is that one type of stakeholder — investors — is elevated above all others. But when financial performance and total shareholder returns are used as the ultimate measure of performance, it is inevitable that many...

Our Guide to the Fall 2022 Issue

Manage Your Customer Portfolio for Maximum Lifetime Value Fred Selnes and Michael D. Johnson Key Insight: Having a clear understanding of when and how much to invest in, leverage, and defend different customer relationships is an essential determinant of both current...

Closing the Governance Gap in Joint Ventures

Michael Austin/theispot.com Companies are entering into joint ventures at an unprecedented rate. Across a wide range of industries, firms are using JVs and other partnerships as a way to make their businesses more sustainable and to gain access to capabilities,...

IPO Disclosures Are Ripe for Reform

Carlo Giambarresi/theispot.com Rules meant to protect investors have turned out to be no match for bankers pitching today’s businesses to the public markets. In theory, disclosures required of would-be public companies should provide investors with the critical...