Corporate Governance

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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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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.

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Stanford Closer Look Series. Corporate Governance Research Initiative, July
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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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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

September 24, 2019
Written

People Before Profits: A New American Credo?

America’s top CEOs say their companies will focus on all stakeholders, but a corporate governance expert remains skeptical.
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.
July 12, 2019
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Fixing a Rigged System

Anat R. Admati explains why our financial system still struggles with misconduct.
May 23, 2019
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Will Investors Pay a Premium for Being Green?

Despite the surging focus on environmental sustainability, a new study suggests investors still care about the old kind of green.
April 24, 2019
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Why Self-Regulation Can Pay Off

Companies that try to fix problems on their own may sidestep more onerous regulations in the future.
March 15, 2019
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Businesses Behaving Badly: The State of Corporate Scandal in 2019

Expert panelists put corporate wrongdoing in its broader context.
December 19, 2018
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What Does “Value” Mean to You?

Stanford GSB faculty recommend books, articles, and movies related to the concept.
December 17, 2018
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What Can We Learn from the Downfall of Theranos?

The health company’s plummet carries valuable lessons for Silicon Valley.
November 28, 2018
Written

The Cost of CEO Activism

A new survey shows how Americans respond to CEOs who weigh in on controversial issues.
November 2, 2018
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Risks and Rewards of the Mysterious Private Stock World

Private marketplaces are thriving as companies leverage a valuable recruitment tool.