Corporate Governance Matters: A Closer Look at Organizational Choices and Their Consequences

Corporate Governance Matters: A Closer Look at Organizational Choices and Their Consequences

By David F. Larcker, Brian Tayan
FT Press, April 14, 2011

Corporate Governance Matters brings together comprehensive and objective information for directors and others seeking to improve corporate governance. Writing specifically for practitioners, the authors thoroughly examine the choices available in designing governance systems, explaining what is known about how these choices impact organizational performance.

The authors avoid ideological preconceptions and unsupported opinion, taking an empirical approach that relies on the available statistical and research evidence. Each chapter focuses on one governance feature, reviewing its potential benefits and costs. The authors present conclusions where the evidence supports them and candidly identify areas where broad conclusions cannot be drawn.

Selected Editorial Reviews
œWhen it comes to corporate governance, it seems that everyone has an opinion. David Larcker and Brian Tayan, however, have the facts.”
Professor Joseph A. Grundfest, Stanford Law School
Corporate Governance Matters is a comprehensive, objective, and insightful analysis of academic and professional research on corporate governance.
Professor Katherine Schipper, Duke University, and former member of the Financial Accounting Standards Board
“An outstanding work of unique breadth and depth providing practical advice supported by detailed research.
Alan Crain, Jr., Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Baker Hughes