About the Authors
Robert A.G. Monks and Nell Minow are founders of The Corporate Library, the leading independent research firm dedicated to corporate governance. Formerly, they were principals of the Lens Fund, 'a vehicle for collective action' that used shareholder activism to improve corporate governance -- and shareholder returns in its portfolio companies, and officers of Institutional Shareholder Services, a proxy advisory firm. Monks and Minow have also collaborated on two other books -- ‘Power and Accountability’ (1991) and ‘Watching the Watchers’ (Blackwell Publishing, 1996).
Jeanne Paterson taught at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, Bloomington for 26 years before retiring in 1998. Her recent publications include a study of board diversity and an analysis of the link between corporate governance and corporate performance, both for The Conference Board. She is now Director of Research for The Corporate Library and divides her time between Annapolis, Maryland and Orr's Island, Maine.