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Featured Author: Douglas M. Branson

Douglas M. Branson's latest book with Routledge is The Last Male Bastion, a systematic approach to the subject of why so few women occupy seats of power in today's public companies.

Douglas M. Branson is the Condon-Falknor Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Washington School of Law in Seattle and the W. Edward Sell Professor of Business Law at the University of Pittsburgh school of law.

Branson, a professor at Seattle University School of Law for more than 20 years, joined the Pitt Law faculty in the fall of 1996. He has been a visiting profesor or lecturer at several law schools, including: the University of Alabama, as Charles Tweedy Distinguished Visiting Professor; the University of Oregon; Cornell University; Arizona State University; and universities in New Zealand and England. He also holds a permanent faculty appointment at the University of Melbourne, Australia, in its Master of Laws program.

His reputation as one of the country’s most productive and thoughtful business law scholars has earned Professor Branson an especially influential role in framing the highly prestigious American Law Institute’s recommendations for corporate governance. In addition, he is considered the world’s leading expert on the corporate law aspects of Alaska native corporations.

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  1. The Last Male Bastion

    Gender and the CEO Suite in America’s Public Companies

    By Douglas M. Branson

    Not until 1997 did a female become chief executive officer of a Fortune 500 corporation (Jill Barad, at Mattel Toy Co. Women’s progress since that time has been in fits and starts, exceedingly slow. The number of women CEOs reached 4 in 1999 only to slide back to 2 in 2001. Meanwhile, while not...

    Published December 1st 2009 by Routledge