Corporate Governance at Bayerische Motoren Werk

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Case Length : 11 Pages
Period : 2004
Pub Date : 2004
Teaching Note : Not Available
Organization : Bayerische Motoren Werke (BMW)
Industry : Automobile
Countries : Europe


Bayerische Motoren Werke (BMW) is one of Europe''s top automakers. The company''s products include motorcycles, cars, software (softlab GmbH) and motorcycling apparel such as leather suits, gloves, and boots.

This case examines BMW''s corporate governance practices with special reference to board structure, independence of directors, director compensation, board committees and their functions and responsibilities. The case can be used at MBA level as part of the business ethics and corporate governance curriculum. The objective of the case is to make students understand the processes and systems underlying sound corporate governance.


Bayerische Motoren Werke (BMW) Corporate Governance.


  Page No.
Introduction 1
Background Note 1
The Board of Management and Supervisory Board 2
Board of Management 3
The Supervisory Board 4
Exhibits 2


BMW; Corporate governance; Transparency; Volkswagen; Supervisory board; Board of management; German Corporate Governance Code; Composition and compensation; Conflict of interest; Board; Compliance; Board committees.

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