Corporate Governance at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia: Not “A Good Thing”

Kellogg School of Management Cases

ISSN: 2474-6568

Publication date: 20 January 2017


Students will learn:

  • How control of shareholder voting rights by a founding executive can undermine corporate governance

  • The importance of independent directors and board committees

  • How company bylaws affect corporate governance

  • How to recognize and respond to early signs of stagnation

  • How to avoid management actions that can make a crisis worse

  • How weaknesses in executive leadership can push a company into crisis and foster a culture that actively prevents strategic revitalization



Shein, J.B. (2017), "Corporate Governance at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia: Not “A Good Thing”", Kellogg School of Management Cases.

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