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Source: Reuters TV, July 17, 2012 video interview

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The Biggest Misconception About Shareholder Value

It is commonly believed that directors’ primary responsibility is to boost stock prices. But case law established that their top priority is to benefit the company – which doesn’t always mean a higher stock price, Lynn Stout of Cornell Law School tells David Cay Johnston.

 

17 Jul 2012 Thomson Reuters

 

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