MANAGEMENT: Top of The Flops

Top of The Flops

It takes considerable nerve to name the ten worst-managed publicly traded firms in America, but FinancialWorld obviously has that. The Manhattan-based biweekly issued its first roster of corporate clunkers this week, based on such factors as stock performance, earnings and management errors. BankAmerica was criticized for bringing back Chief Executive A.W. Clausen, who had been accused of mismanaging the troubled bank before he retired. MCI Communications was named for taking on too much debt. Others mentioned: Wang Laboratories and Bally Manufacturing.

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