Whether shareholders benefit from a separate chairman and CEO depends more on context than on corporate structure, David F. Larcker and Brian Tayan find.
Award-winning economist Susan Athey, noted econometrician Guido Imbens, corporate finance expert Joshua Rauh, and others to join Stanford GSB faculty.
Portuguese President Aníbal Cavaco Silva was in the Bay Area to meet with representatives of business, finance and education to encourage the establishment of closer connections with the institutions of his country. Not surprisingly, attention was focused on the European debt crisis and recent political events in Greece and Italy.
Corporate governance experts from Stanford Graduate School of Business say criticism of CEO pay might be off the mark.
New Book (Corporate Governance Matters by Professor David Larcker and Brian Tayan) from Stanford Graduate School of Business Showcases Research into How Boards Can Govern Better.
As Japan shifts from disaster relief to rebuilding, GSB alumni see opportunities for change and renewal.
Arab nations rocked by popular uprisings in recent months face complex, precarious, and often divergent paths toward establishing democracy, says Stanford democracy expert Larry Diamond.
Modernizing the New York Stock Exchange required extensive communication efforts with employees, Duncan Niederauer, the CEO of NYSE Euronext, told a Stanford Graduate School of Business audience. "And when we were pretty sure we'd over-communicated, we communicated a little bit more."
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 Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University. The survey of more than 140 CEOs and board directors of North American public and private companies reveals critical lapses in CEO succession planning.
Two Stanford experts on the finance industry distinguished between ethical and legal issues during a public analysis of the Securities and Exchange Commission's lawsuit against Goldman Sachs' allegedly fraudulent Abacus deal. Both came down in favor of stiffer regulation of derivative markets.