Comparison Of 5 Companies : Cisco, Motorola, Nokia, Qualcomm, Harris

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Corporate GovernanceWe have chosen the telecommunications equipment sector on which to make our analysis. More specifically for the purposes of this case we will examine the following five companies: Cisco Systems Inc, Harris Corp, Motorola, Nokia and Qualcomm Inc.We will begin by presenting some information on each company's CEOName of companyQualcommCiscoHarrisNokiaMotorolaName of CEOIrwin JacobsJohn T ChambersHoward L. LanceJorma OllilaEdward J. ZanderIn office since 19851995200319992004A company insider or outsiderInsiderInsiderOutsiderInsiderOutsiderMore specifically in Qualcomm, Jacobs is CEO and cofounder of the company therefore he is considered an insider. In the case of Cisco and Nokia the CEOs are also insiders because they have worked up through the ranks of their companies. More specifically, in Cisco CEO was on the Board of Directors before he assumed that position; additionally, in Nokia the CEO held numerous positions in the company for a number of years before becoming CEO. In contrast Harris and Motorola both have CEOs that are outsiders to the firm, meaning that before becoming CEOs of these companies they held positions in other companies. For example, Edward J. Zander, CEO of Motorola worked for Sun Microsystems as President and COO.Next, we will examine the compensation plans and the number of shares they own in the company.Name of CompanyName of CEOSalary paidBonus givenNumber of shares ownedNokiaJorma Ollila$ 1,386,666$ 1,384,967($130,000 from other compensation)189,388QualcommIrwin Jacobs$ 2,790,000No Bonus15,747,351CiscoJohn ChambersNot Available$ 1,000,000(From compensation)2,047,199HarrisHoward Lance$ 4,210,000No Bonus29,861MotorolaEdward J. ZanderNot AvailableNot Available Not AvailableIn general the CEOs are paid handsomely, with salaries and compensations combined reach the six figures. In addition they own stock in the company that gives them an additional incentive to focus on increasing stockholders' value. In the case of Edward J. Zander, CEO of Motorola, no information was available. This could be due to the fact that Mr. Zander recently became the CEO at Motorola. (January of 2004)Further, we will examine the board of Directors in each of the firms.Name of CompanyQualcommCiscoHarrisNokiaMotorolaPerson's Name &TitleOn Board of directors"_Irwin Jacobs Chairman, CEOSince 1985(Insider)John T. ChambersPres. and CEOSince 1995(Insider)Howard L. LanceCEO, ChairmanSince 2003(Insider)Jorma OllilaChairman, CEOSince 1999(Insider)Edward J. ZanderChairman, CEOSince 2004(Insider)Anthony ThonleyPres., COOSince 1994(Insider)John P. MorgridgeChairmanSince 1988(Insider)Bryan RoubCFO, Sr. VP.Since 1993(Insider)Paul J. CollinsVice Pres.Since 2000(Insider)Mike S. ZafirovskiPres., COOSince 2002(Insider)William KeitelCFO, Sr. VPSince 2002(Insider)Donald T. ValentineVice ChairmanSince 1988(Insider)Bruce AllenPres. of Broadcast Communications DivisionSince 1999(Insider)George EhnroothMember of BoardSince 2000(Undefined)H. Laurence...

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