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Sunday, July 1 • 9:00am - 10:10am
Does Maximizing Shareholder Value Endanger America's Great Companies?
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Thomas Donaldson

Thomas Donaldson is the Mark O. Winkelman Professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he also serves as director of the Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research. He has written broadly in the area of business ethics, values, and corporate governance. He was chairman of the Social Issues in Management Division of the Academy of Management (2007–2008). Donaldson has consulted and lectured at many organizations... Read More →
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Shelly Lazarus

Shelly Lazarus is chairman of Ogilvy & Mather, a global advertising agency. She has been on the forefront of the advertising industry since the 1970s. Her trademarks—clear branding and building close client relationships—have attracted some of the world’s most respected brands to Ogilvy, including American Express, Coca-Cola, Ford, IBM, and Unilever, among many others. A frequent industry honoree, she has appeared in Fortune... Read More →
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Joe Nocera

Joe Nocera is an op-ed columnist at The New York Times. Before joining the opinion pages in 2011, he wrote the Talking Business column and was a staff writer for The New York Times Magazine. He also serves as a regular business commentator for NPR’s “Weekend Edition.” Before joining the Times in 2005, Nocera spent ten years at Fortune, where he held a variety of positions, including contributing writer, editor-at-large... Read More →
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Howard Schultz

Howard Schultz is chairman, president, and chief executive officer of Starbucks Coffee Company. He purchased Starbucks in 1987 with the help of local investors in Seattle. He was originally drawn to Seattle and its extraordinary coffee culture in 1982 when he moved from his native New York to join Starbucks as director of operations and marketing when Starbucks had four stores. In 1983, Howard traveled to Italy and was captivated by Italian... Read More →
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Lynn A. Stout

Lynn A. Stout is the Distinguished Professor of Corporate and Business Law in the Clarke Business Law Institute at Cornell Law School. Stout is an internationally recognized expert in the fields of corporate governance, securities regulation, financial derivatives, law and economics, and moral behavior. Her most recent books are The Shareholder Value Myth and Cultivating Conscience. Stout also serves on many boards, including as an independent... Read More →

Sunday July 1, 2012 9:00am - 10:10am
Greenwald Pavilion