Dividend (Vol. 11, No. 3, Spring, 1980)
Table of Contents: Rocks and Shoals for Corporate Executives p. 2 - The CEO of a company, like the captain of a ship, is considered responsible for what happens to his company, and a corporation is subject to a number of invisible hazards. Internal control is expected to prevent errors and irregularities, and involves so many vitally important questions that we decided to devote an entire issue to the research being done here on this subject. ; Avoiding Rocks and Shoals: Internal Control in U.S. Corporations p. 4 - By Robert K. Mautz, Director of the Paton Accounting Center The director of our interdisciplinary research project on the state of the art of internal control discusses some of the most interesting aspects of the research. ; Corporate Executives and Government Regulators: Can They Ever Work Together? p. 9 - Three members of the research team describe aspects of business-government interaction that they find disturbing, and outline guidelines for remedying some of the difficulties they see. ; Mutterings and Musings-Reflections on the Interviews with Top Corporate Executives p. 12 - Because some of the insights gained from our research team's interviews with top corporate executives were expressed informally, and seemed unlikely to find their way into a research paper, we asked the team to reflect on their experiences in informal conversation with each other. The resulting discussion was tape recorded, and here we present excerpts. ; Is Your Computer Out of Control? p. 18 - The risk of a data processing disaster in American corporations is significantly greater than is realized by many senior level managements, say the authors of this article. They go on to explain why, ; Among Ourselves p. 22 ; Class Notes: p. 26 ; About the Cover, The quote on our cover was spoken by a perceptive CEO during an interview with our research team, and the maze on which it is overprinted seemed to symbolize beautifully the interlocking hierarchies and networks that characterize the internal structure of U.S. corporations. The maze is reproduced by permission of the publisher from the book, 3-Dimensional Mazes by Larry Evans c) 1976. Troubador Press, 385 Fremont St., San Francisco, California. <http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/50725>
Graduate School of Business Administration, University of Michigan
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