1. An Activist Investor Lands in Your Boardroom -- Now What? - Michael Useem , and Dennis Carey

    An Activist Investor Lands in Your Boardroom -- Now What? - Michael Useem , and Dennis Carey

    But as we have suggested elsewhere, activists are here to stay, and are increasingly prominent players on the equity landscape—sometimes even inside the company boardroom. More than 200 activist-investor initiatives hit companies in 2013, a seven-fold increase over a decade earlier. Contrary to the adverse experience of some governing boards, activist investors can actually prove to be a leadership asset on the board rather than a disruptive force—providing the boardroom is well-managed and led.

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