Shane Goodwin, the chief of the Applied Corporate Governance Institute, says Milton Friedman’s 1970 doctrine of shareholder primacy is misunderstood and that the Business Roundtable’s recent ‘stakeholders’ statement of purpose may have a hard time withstanding the next recession.
Columbia Law School Professor John Coffee spoke with The Deal for its Activist Investing Today podcast about Carl Icahn's Occidental Petroleum campaign, M&A, activism's impact on R&D budgets and potential new for influential proxy advisers.
Our own Chris Nolter spoke to Activist Investing Today about prospects for an acquisition of Sony's entertainment assets now that Third Point's Dan Loeb seems out to shake things up at the Japanese multinational.
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