Corporate Governance

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Man in a bowler hat with his face obscured by a one hundred dollar bill. Credit: Cory Hall
July 15, 2020
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Stimulus Money Might Stimulate Insider Trading

A new study reveals that politically connected shareholders cashed in with suspiciously well-timed trades during the 2008 federal bailout.

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Men shown in the lobby with the Google logo reflected in the background. Credit: Reuters/Stephen Lam
September 17, 2019
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Do Investors Really Care About Gender Diversity?

Shareholders penalize tech and finance companies for not hiring enough women, new research shows.

Stanford Closer Look Series

Amit Batish, Andrew Gordon, David F. Larcker, Brian Tayan, Edward M. Watts, Courtney Yu
Stanford Closer Look Series. Corporate Governance Research Initiative, September
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David F. Larcker, Bradford Lynch, Brian Tayan, Daniel J. Taylor
Stanford Closer Look Series. Corporate Governance Research Initiative, June
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David Larker, The James Irvin Miller Professor of Accounting at Stanford GSB, smiling outdoors in front of a green background. Credit: Nancy Rothstein.
December 19, 2019
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Should CEOs Take a Stance on Controversial Topics?

CEOs have traditionally shied away from politically charged issues, but that may be changing.

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Cayman National Bank is pictured in George Town, Cayman Islands. Credit: Reuters/Gary Hershorn
May 4, 2020
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Tax Havens Mask Global Risk Exposures

Corporations raise vast sums of money through subsidiaries in tax havens. A new study unravels big surprises in global imbalances.
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April 30, 2020
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How Narcissistic Leaders Destroy from Within

When the person at the top is malignant and self-serving, unethical behavior cascades through the organization and becomes legitimized.
Insights on accounting, including the study of the pricing of securities and the design of performance measurement systems.

Latest Stories in Corporate Governance

October 8, 2020
Written

Anat Admati on Milton Friedman and Justice

Friedman’s credo that corporations should focus only on maximizing shareholder value rests on assumptions that are “far from true in the real world.”
July 15, 2020
Written

Stimulus Money Might Stimulate Insider Trading

A new study reveals that politically connected shareholders cashed in with suspiciously well-timed trades during the 2008 federal bailout.
May 4, 2020
Written

Tax Havens Mask Global Risk Exposures

Corporations raise vast sums of money through subsidiaries in tax havens. A new study unravels big surprises in global imbalances.
April 30, 2020
Written

How Narcissistic Leaders Destroy from Within

When the person at the top is malignant and self-serving, unethical behavior cascades through the organization and becomes legitimized.
February 14, 2020
Written

Democracy and Prosperity Require Uncorrupted Governments

We don’t have to choose between capitalism and socialism. What we need is a system in which corporations can thrive without distorting the economy — or democracy itself.
January 9, 2020
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When Private-Sector Firms Create a Culture of Health

Investments in employees, consumers, communities, and the environment vary widely. A new study reveals this range and the hurdles to measuring success.
January 6, 2020
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Good Corporate Governance Is a Great Idea, But Is Anyone Practicing It?

There’s little evidence that common board best practices lead to better oversight.
December 19, 2019
Video

Should CEOs Take a Stance on Controversial Topics?

CEOs have traditionally shied away from politically charged issues, but that may be changing.
December 6, 2019
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Gift List: 10 Books to Share for the Holidays

Stanford GSB professors recommend the books they’re most likely to give as presents over this year’s holiday season.
November 4, 2019
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Narcissistic CEOs Weaken Collaboration and Integrity

Some may be bold leaders, but they create a dangerous corporate culture.