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Quick Guides

These quick guides provide a concise introduction to corporate governance concepts by combining descriptions, data, and research in a format that is easily digestible.

David F. Larcker, Brian Tayan
CGRI Quick Guide Series.

Publication commas

2015

Corporate governance has become a well-discussed and controversial topic among corporations, shareholders, and the general public. However, the debate over what constitutes “good governance” often lacks structure, making it difficult...

David F. Larcker, Brian Tayan
CGRI Quick Guide Series.

Publication commas

2015

Corporate governance has become a well-discussed and controversial topic among corporations, shareholders, and the general public. However, the debate over what constitutes “good governance” often lacks structure, making it difficult...

David F. Larcker, Brian Tayan
CGRI Quick Guide Series.

Publication commas

2015

The board of directors plays a central role in the corporate governance system. All countries require that publicly listed companies have a board. While their attributes vary across nations, they...

David F. Larcker, Brian Tayan
CGRI Quick Guide Series.

Publication commas

2015

A board of directors requires professionals with a diverse mix of managerial, functional, and other specialized knowledge in order to properly advise and oversee management. This Quick Guide reviews the...

David F. Larcker, Brian Tayan
CGRI Quick Guide Series.

Publication commas

2015

The board of directors is generally described in terms of its prominent structural attributes, including size, composition, and independence. This Quick Guide examines the importance of these, and whether they...

David F. Larcker, Brian Tayan
CGRI Quick Guide Series.

Publication commas

2015

One of the primary responsibilities of the board of directors is to monitor the strategy and risk of the corporation. This Quick Guide provides a concise introduction to corporate strategy,...

David F. Larcker, Brian Tayan
CGRI Quick Guide Series.

Publication commas

2015

The board of directors is responsible for ensuring that correct management is in place to run the organization. This includes hiring, evaluating, and — when circumstances merit — removing or...

David F. Larcker, Brian Tayan
CGRI Quick Guide Series.

Publication commas

2015

A company offer a competitive compensation arrangement in order to attract, retain, and motivate a qualified CEO to manage the organization.

This Quick Guide examines the elements of executive...

David F. Larcker, Brian Tayan
CGRI Quick Guide Series.

Publication commas

2015

A company offers equity incentives to encourage CEOs to take actions that are in the interest of shareholders. At the same time, equity incentives have the potential to encourage undesirable...

David F. Larcker, Brian Tayan
CGRI Research Spotlight Series. Corporate Governance Research Initiative (CGRI),

Publication commas

2015

This Research Spotlight provides a summary of the academic literature on how equity compensation influences CEO risk taking. It reviews the evidence of:

  • The relation between stock options and
  • ...
David F. Larcker, Brian Tayan
CGRI Quick Guide Series.

Publication commas

2015

The board of directors is responsible for ensuring the integrity of published financial statements. This includes working with management to set the parameters for accounting quality and internal controls, and...

David F. Larcker, Brian Tayan
CGRI Quick Guide Series.

Publication commas

2015

The board of directors might decide it is in the best interest of shareholders to sell the corporation to new owners. In theory, a change in control only makes sense...

David F. Larcker, Brian Tayan
CGRI Research Spotlight Series. Corporate Governance Research Initiative (CGRI),

Publication commas

2015

This Research Spotlight provides a summary of the academic literature on how golden parachute payments influence CEO incentives to pursue mergers and acquisitions. It reviews the evidence of:

  • Shareholder
  • ...
David F. Larcker, Brian Tayan
CGRI Quick Guide Series.

Publication commas

2015

Shareholders exert influence over the corporation through the board of directors and the proxy voting process. While indirect, this influence can be powerful in shaping corporate policy.

This Quick...