Background Note | HBS Case Collection | July 1995

Managerial Duties and Business Law

by Joseph L. Badaracco Jr. and Jerry Useem


Consists of excerpts from Principles of Corporate Governance, a set of legal guidelines that enumerates the principal duties of corporate managers and directors, including fiduciary duty, duty of care, and duty of fair dealing. Also addresses legal obligations relating to tender offers and the supervision of employees.

Keywords: Ethics; Corporate Governance; Retention; Common Law; Business or Company Management; Goals and Objectives; Managerial Roles;


Badaracco, Joseph L., Jr., and Jerry Useem. "Managerial Duties and Business Law." Harvard Business School Background Note 395-244, July 1995.