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Jay W. Lorsch

Professor, Harvard Business School, USA
Jay W. LorschJay W. Lorsch

Jay W. Lorsch is Louis Kirstein professor of human relations at Harvard Business School and chairman of the School’s global corporate governance initiative. As a consultant, his clients have included Citicorp, Deloitte & Touche, DLA Piper Rudnick, Goldman Sachs, Tyco International, and Shire Pharmaceuticals. He is currently a director of Computer Associates. Lorsch graduated from Antioch College in 1955 and has an MSc in business from Columbia University and a doctorate in business administration from HBS. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Articles by this Author

  • Lessons from the Credit Crisis: Governing Financial Institutions
    by Jay W. Lorsch
    Jay W. Lorsch is an internationally recognized expert in boards and corporate governance. Here he argues that the lack of experienced bankers on bank boards was a major contributor to the 2008 financial crisis. He believes that the “independence” criteria played a big part in banks’ preference for nonbankers as nonexecutives, and must now be reconsidered. Lorsch also argues that US companies should keep the roles of chairman and CEO separate as...

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