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Corporate Governance for New Ventures - Course Outline

This is an updated version of my 2019 course outline, which can be found here. All of the practical cases can be obtained from Harvard Business Publishing.
COURSE DESCRIPTION Who Should Take this Course?
Corporate governance is frequently reduced to compliance and box ticking. This course will show you that corporate governance is more than this and that it can be used proactively to create value. The course will also show you that the optimal corporate governance arrangements vary across firms: What may be optimal for a mature firm may not work for an early venture, and vice-versa.

This course is aimed at three different constituencies. First, it is aimed at budding entrepreneurs who want to know more about designing the governance of their ventures in view of ultimately going public. Second, it is also aimed at those who aspire to a career as a non-executive director. Finally, the course should also be of interest to investors and other parties interested in how corporate control, o…