One of the most common is to give themselves golden parachutes to
prevent a hostile takeover that will produce an increase in value of the
They can receive compensation and bonuses that are not warranted by performance.
They can take risks that are not justified. When the projects fail, stockholders are harmed.
They can favor suppliers for reasons other than good economics. This
produces goods or services that are overpriced. This is the so called
'good ol' boy network'.