Selected Literature (reading list)

The reading list comprises a small selection of articles referred to by the ‘equity governance’ approach.

Please direct literature recommendations to

Baghai, Mehrdad / Smit, Sven / Viguerie, Patrick S. (2007): „The granularity of growth – A fine-grained approach to growth is essential for making the right choices about where to compete“ McKinsey Quarterly, 2007 Number 2, pp. 41-51

Barton, Dominic (2011): “Capitalism for the Long Term” Harvard Business Review (from the March 2011 issue),, 20 March 2015

Barton, Dominic / Wiseman, Mark (2015): “Where Boards Fall Short” Harvard Business Review (from the January 2015 issue),, 20 March 2015

Basford, Tessa / Schaninger, Bill (2016): “The four building blocks of change – Four key actions influence employee mind-sets and behavior. Here’s why they matter.” McKinsey Quarterly, April 2016

Beroutsos, Andreas / Kehoe, Conor (2006): “Lessons in governance from private equity firms” Financial Times, 29 November 2006

Bossert, Oliver / Ip, Chris / Laartz, Jürgen (2014a): “A two-speed IT architecture for the digital enterprise” McKinsey on Business Technology, Number 36, Winter 2014, pp. 2-7

Bryan, Lowell L. (2002): “Just-in-time strategy for a turbulent world” McKinsey Quarterly, Special Edition: Risk and Resilience, New York

Ewenstein, Boris / Hancock, Bryan / Komm, Asmus (2016): “Ahead of the curve: The future of performance management“ McKinsey Quarterly, May 2016

Gadiesh, Orit / Mac Arthur, Hugh (2008): “Lessons from Private Equity Any Company Can Use” Bain & Company, Inc. / Harvard Business Press, Boston

Goedhart, Marc / Koller, Tim / Wessels, David (2015): “The real business of business. Shareholder-oriented capitalism is still the best path to broad economic prosperity, as long as companies focus on the long term” McKinsey & Company Corporate Finance Practice, March 2015

Henderson, Bruce D. / Clarkeson, John S. / Miles, Anthony W. / Lewis, Thomas G. / Lehmann, Steffen (1994): “Vom Portfolio zum Wertmanagement” in Bolko von Oetinger (editor): “Das Boston Consulting Group Strategie-Buch. Die wichtigsten Managementkonzepte für den Praktiker” 2nd Edition, ECON Verlag, Düsseldorf – Wien – New York – Moskau, pp. 281-345

Kahneman, Daniel / Tversky, Amos (1979): “Prospect theory: An analysis of decision under risk” Econometrica (, 1979, Volume 47, Number 1

Koller, Tim / Goedhart, Marc / Wessels, David (2010): “Valuation – Measuring and Managing the Value of Companies” 5th Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken/New Jersey

Kreikebaum, Hartmut (1989): “Strategische Unternehmensplanung”, 3rd Edition W. Kohlhammer GmbH, Stuttgart – Berlin – Köln

Larcker, David F. / Tayan, Brian (2014): “Corporate Governance According to Charles T. Munger” Stanford Closer Look Series, 3 March 2014

Lavallo, Dan P. / Sibony, Olivier (2006): “Distortions and deceptions in strategic decisions – Companies are vulnerable to misconceptions, biases, and plain old lies. But not hopelessly vulnerable.” McKinsey Quarterly, 2006 Number 1, p. 18-29

Porter, Michael E. (2008): “The Five Competitive Forces That Shape Strategy” Business Review, Vol. 86, No. 1 (January 2008), pp. 78-93

Regierungskommission Deutscher Corporate Governance Kodex (2015): “German Corporate Governance Code (as amended on June 24, 2014 with proposals from the plenary meeting of February 3, 2015)”, Frankfurt am Main [cf. current version as of May 5, 2015, and consultations until December 16, 2016, regarding the proposed amendments as of November 2, 2016 (]

Rosenzweig, Phil (2014): “The benefits – and limits – of decision models.” McKinsey Quarterly, 2014 Number 1, pp. 106-115

Schumpeter, Joseph A. (1942): “Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy” 3rd Edition, Harper & Brothers, New York, 1950

Useem, Michael (2006): “How Well-Run Boards Make Decisions” Harvard Business Review (from the November 2006 issue)

Van Alstyne, Marshall W. / Parker, Geoffrey G. / Choudary, Sangeet Paul (2016): “Pipelines, Platforms, and the New Rules of Strategy” Harvard Business Review (from the April 2016 issue, pp. 54-60, 62)

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