Working Papers

The Rock Center for Corporate Governance working paper series provides drafts of authoritative research by Stanford GSB faculty members on corporate governance and leadership topics.

The Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance is a joint initiative of Stanford Law School and Stanford GSB.

David F. Larcker, Brian Tayan
December 11, 2017

In this Closer Look, we examine the roles that leadership and culture play in contributing to chronic misbehavior and the manner in which it takes root in an organization. We...

Alan D. Jagolinzer, David F. Larcker, Gaizka Ormazabal, Daniel J. Taylor
September 2016

This paper examines the relation between political connections and informed trading by corporate insiders in the context of the Financial Crisis. The unprecedented magnitude of government intervention, the substantial impact...

Ian D. Gow, Steven N. Kaplan, David F. Larcker, Anastasia A. Zakolyukina
July 6, 2016

Based on two samples of high quality personality data for chief executive officers (CEOs), we use linguistic features extracted from conferences calls and statistical learning techniques to develop a measure...

Christopher S. Armstrong, Christopher D. Ittner, David F. Larcker
April 17, 2014

Performance appraisal is one of the cornerstones of management control systems. Although this topic has been the subject of considerable prior research, most of this work is based on a...

David F. Larcker, Christopher Armstrong, Alan Jagolinzer
February 15, 2010

This study examines the use of performance-based incentives for internal monitors (general counsel and chief internal auditor) and whether these incentives impair monitors independence by aligning their interests with the...