Corporate governance seeks to align the best interest of owners (shareholders) and managers (executives). The techniques for this alignment include an array of agreements with executives, including employment agreements, change in control agreements, and other incentive agreements. Such agreements must be properly designed to reward value-creating actions, and must include vigilant board oversight as well as internal auditing. Also playing a role in the aligning the best interests of owners and managers are the nation’s laws and regulations, the market for corporate control, external analysts and the stock market itself.
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