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The Corporate Governance Research Initiative partners with leading organizations to generate insights into current issues and practices from the perspective of boards, executives, and institutional investors.

David Larcker: Why Boards Don't Always Embrace Social Media
Embracing Social Media
CGRI Faculty Director David Larcker discusses his research on the use of social media among executives and board members.
David F. Larcker, Nicholas E. Donatiello, Bill Meehan, Brian Tayan
Stanford GSB, Rock Center for Corporate Governance, BoardSource, and GuideStar. April

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2015

In fall 2014, the Stanford Graduate School of Business, in collaboration with BoardSource and GuideStar, surveyed 924 directors of nonprofit organizations about the composition, structure, and practices of their boards....

David F. Larcker, Ronald Schneider, Brian Tayan, Aaron Boyd
Stanford University, RR Donnelley, and Equilar. February

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2015

In the fall of 2014, RR Donnelley, Equilar, and the Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University surveyed 64 asset managers and owners with a combined $17 trillion in...

Anne Beyer, David F. Larcker, Brian Tayan
National Investor Relations Institute and Stanford University. May

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2014

This study found that nearly all companies describe their ideal shareholder as having a long-term investment horizon, but that about half of companies’ shareholder base has a short- or medium-term...

David F. Larcker, Scott Saslow, Brian Tayan
The Conference Board, Institute of Executive Development, and Stanford University. March

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2014

A study by Stanford, the Institute of Executive Development, and The Conference Board reveals a critical stumbling block in the succession process.

Internal candidates...

David F. Larcker, Scott Saslow
Institute of Executive Development and Stanford University. February

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2014

This CEO succession study shows shortfalls in C-suite talent development and succession planning.

Rumors and speculation abound when it comes to discussions about CEO succession at high-profile companies such as...

David F. Larcker, Stephen Miles, Brian Tayan, Michelle E. Gutman
The Miles Group and Stanford University. August

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2013

Nearly two-thirds of CEOs do not receive outside leadership advice, but nearly all want it. “Lonely at the top” resonates for most CEOs.

“It’s lonely at the top” appears to...

David F. Larcker, Stephen Miles, Brian Tayan, Michelle E. Gutman
The Miles Group and Stanford University. May

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2013

A new study conducted by the Center for Leadership Development and Research at Stanford Graduate School of Business, Stanford University’s Rock Center for Corporate Governance, and The Miles Group reveals...

David F. Larcker, Sarah M. Larcker, Brian Tayan
The Conference Board and Stanford University. October

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2012

New research finds a serious gap between executives’ knowledge about social media and its use at their companies.

Less than a third of companies today use social media to support...

David F. Larcker, Allan L. McCall, Brian Tayan
The Conference Board, NASDAQ, and Stanford University. March

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2012

Study conducted by The Conference BoardNASDAQ, and the Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University shows that proxy advisory firms have a substantial impact on the...

David F. Larcker, Stephen A. Miles
Heidrick & Struggles and Stanford University. August

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2011

Survey from Stanford University’s Rock Center for Corporate Governance and Heidrick & Struggles has uncovered surprises about who makes the best board directors: it’s not necessarily...

David F. Larcker, Stephen A. Miles
Heidrick & Struggles and Stanford University. June

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2010

More than half of companies today cannot immediately name a successor to their CEO should the need arise, according to new research conducted by Heidrick & Struggles and...