Surveys

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 F. Larcker, Stephen Miles, Brian Tayan, Michelle E. Gutman
The Miles Group and Stanford University. August
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
2013

A 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 that...

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