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Is the chairman of the board independent of the company (and not the CEO of the company)? • Are the compensation and audit committees composed entirely of outsiders? When CALPERS put the companies in the Standard & Poor’s (S&P) 500 through these tests in 1997, Disney was the only company that failed all three tests, with insiders on every one of the key committees. Disney came under pressure from stockholders to modify its corporate governance practices between 1997 and 2002 and made some changes to its corporate governance practices.
The managers of the firm put aside their own interests and focus on maximizing stockholder wealth. This might occur either because they are terrified of the power stockholders have to replace them (through the annual meeting or via the board of directors) or because they own enough stock in the firm that maximizing stockholder wealth becomes their objective as well. 2. The lenders to the firm are fully protected from expropriation by stockholders. This can occur for one of two reasons. , that stockholders will not take any actions that hurt lenders now if they feel that doing so might hurt them when they try to borrow money in the future.
1 Assessing Disney’s Corporate Governance To understand how corporate governance has evolved at Disney, we have to look at its history. For much of its early existence, Disney was a creation of its founder, Walt Disney. His vision and imagination were the genesis for the animated movies and theme parks that made the company’s reputation. After Walt’s demise in 1966, Disney went through a period of decline, where its movies failed at the box office and attendance at theme parks crested. In 1984, Michael Eisner, then an executive at Paramount, was hired as CEO for Disney.