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1.

Sharing the Pain: How Did Boards Adjust CEO Pay in Response to COVID-19?

Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University Closer Look Series: Topics, Issues and Controversies in Corporate Governance No. CGRP-86
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 01 Sep 2020
Accepted Paper Series
Equilar, Equilar, Stanford University - Graduate School of Business, Stanford University - Graduate School of Business, Yale School of Management and Equilar
Downloads 80
2.

Blindsided by Social Risk: How Do Companies Survive a Storm of Their Own Making?

Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University Closer Look Series: Topics, Issues and Controversies in Corporate Governance No. CGRP-85
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 21 Jul 2020 Last Revised: 23 Jul 2020
Accepted Paper Series
Stanford University - Graduate School of Business and Stanford University - Graduate School of Business
Downloads 113
3.

The Spread of Covid-19 Disclosure

Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University Closer Look Series: Topics, Issues and Controversies in Corporate Governance No. CGRP-84
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 29 Jun 2020
Accepted Paper Series
Stanford University - Graduate School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, Stanford University - Graduate School of Business and The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Downloads 331
4.

Machine Learning and Predicted Returns for Event Studies in Securities Litigation Preliminary and Incomplete

Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University Working Paper No. 244
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 14 May 2020
Working Paper Series
Stanford University, Law School, Stanford University, School of Law, Student and University of California, Berkeley - School of Law
Downloads 87
5.

The First Outside Director

Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University Closer Look Series: Topics, Issues and Controversies in Corporate Governance No. CGRP-83
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 04 May 2020
Accepted Paper Series
Stanford University - Graduate School of Business and Stanford University - Graduate School of Business
Downloads 124
6.

Diversity in the C-Suite: The Dismal State of Diversity Among Fortune 100 Senior Executives

Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University Closer Look Series: Topics, Issues and Controversies in Corporate Governance No. CGRP-82
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 28 Apr 2020
Accepted Paper Series
Stanford University - Graduate School of Business and Stanford University - Graduate School of Business
Downloads 374
7.

Review and Analysis of All Shareholder Letters from Warren Buffett and Jeff Bezos

Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University Working Paper No. 243
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 24 Apr 2020
Working Paper Series
Ross School of Business, University of Michigan
Downloads 145
8.

Netflix Approach to Governance: Genuine Transparency with the Board

Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University Closer Look Series: Topics, Issues and Controversies in Corporate Governance No. CGRP-71, Stanford University Graduate School of Business Research Paper No. 18-24
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 21 Feb 2020
Accepted Paper Series
Stanford University - Graduate School of Business and Stanford University - Graduate School of Business
Downloads 905
9.

Regulation FD in the Age of Facebook and Twitter: Should the SEC Sue Netflix?

Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University Working Paper No. 131
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 21 Feb 2020 Last Revised: 21 Feb 2020
Working Paper Series
Stanford University Law School
Downloads 824
10.

Governance of Corporate Insider Equity Trades

Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University Closer Look Series: Topics, Issues and Controversies in Corporate Governance No. CGRP-81 (2020)
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 28 Jan 2020
Accepted Paper Series
Stanford Graduate School of Business, Stanford University - Graduate School of Business, Stanford University - Graduate School of Business and The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Downloads 242
11.

Pay for Performance… But Not Too Much Pay: The American Public's View of CEO Pay

Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University Closer Look Series: Topics, Issues and Controversies in Corporate Governance No. CGRP-80, 2019
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 02 Dec 2019
Accepted Paper Series
Stanford University - Graduate School of Business and Stanford University - Graduate School of Business
Downloads 238
12.

Loosey-Goosey Governance: Four Misunderstood Terms in Corporate Governance

Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University Closer Look Series: Topics, Issues and Controversies in Corporate Governance No. CGRP-79, 2019
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 04 Oct 2019
Accepted Paper Series
Stanford University - Graduate School of Business and Stanford University - Graduate School of Business
Downloads 544
13.

The Limits of Delaware Corporate Law: Internal Affairs, Federal Forum Provisions, and Sciabacucchi

Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University Working Paper No. 241
Number of pages: 97 Posted: 13 Sep 2019 Last Revised: 28 Sep 2019
Working Paper Series
Stanford University Law School
Downloads 378
14.

Stakeholders and Shareholders: Are Executives Really 'Penny Wise and Pound Foolish' About ESG?

Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University Closer Look Series: Topics, Issues and Controversies in Corporate Governance No. CGRP-78, July 2019, Stanford University Graduate School of Business Research Paper No. 3418389
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 12 Jul 2019
Accepted Paper Series
Stanford University - Graduate School of Business, Stanford University - Graduate School of Business, General Atlantic and High Sage Ventures
Downloads 268
15.

Have Changes in Financial Reporting Attributes Impaired Informativeness? Evidence from the Ability of Financial Ratios to Predict Bankruptcy

Rock Center for Corporate Governance Working Paper No. 13 (2008)
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 24 May 2019
Working Paper Series
Stanford University, Stanford University and Stanford Graduate School of Business
Downloads 26
16.

The Business Case for ESG

Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University Closer Look Series: Topics, Issues and Controversies in Corporate Governance No. CGRP-77
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 23 May 2019 Last Revised: 02 Jun 2019
Accepted Paper Series
ValueAct Capital, ValueAct Capital, Stanford University - Graduate School of Business, Stanford University - Graduate School of Business and ValueAct Capital
Downloads 921
17.

Mandatory Securities Arbitration’s Impermissibility Under State Corporate Law: An Analysis of the Johnson & Johnson Shareholder Proposal

Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University Working Paper No. 237, Rutgers Law School Research Paper
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 24 Feb 2019
Working Paper Series
Rutgers Law School
Downloads 92
18.

Where Does Human Resources Sit at the Strategy Table?

Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University Closer Look Series: Topics, Issues and Controversies in Corporate Governance No. CGRP-76, Stanford University Graduate School of Business Research Paper No. 19-20
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 19 Feb 2019 Last Revised: 09 Jul 2019
Accepted Paper Series
The Miles Group (TMG), Stanford University - Graduate School of Business, The Miles Group (TMG) and Stanford University - Graduate School of Business
Downloads 173
19.

Peer Group Choice and Chief Executive Officer Compensation

Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University Working Paper No. 240, Stanford University Graduate School of Business Research Paper No. 19-15
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 13 Feb 2019 Last Revised: 01 Sep 2019
Working Paper Series
Stanford University - Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago Booth School of Business and University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School
Downloads 407
20.

Where's the Greenium?

Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University Working Paper No. 239, Stanford University Graduate School of Business Research Paper No. 19-14, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Volume 69, Issues 2–3, April–May 2020, 101312
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 13 Feb 2019 Last Revised: 02 Jul 2020
Accepted Paper Series
Stanford University - Graduate School of Business and Yale School of Management
Downloads 931
21.

Non-answers during Conference Calls

Chicago Booth Research Paper No. 19-01, Fama-Miller Working Paper , Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University Working Paper No. 237
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 04 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 24 Apr 2020
Working Paper Series
University of Melbourne, Stanford University - Graduate School of Business and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
Downloads 498
22.

Scaling Up: The Implementation of Corporate Governance in Pre-IPO Companies

Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University Closer Look Series: Topics, Issues and Controversies in Corporate Governance No. CGRP-75 , Stanford University Graduate School of Business Research Paper No. 19-11
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 30 Nov 2018
Accepted Paper Series
Stanford University - Graduate School of Business and Stanford University - Graduate School of Business
Downloads 493
23.

The Double-Edged Sword of CEO Activism

Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University Closer Look Series: Topics, Issues and Controversies in Corporate Governance No. CGRP-74, Stanford University Graduate School of Business Research Paper No. 19-5
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 13 Nov 2018
Accepted Paper Series
Stanford University - Graduate School of Business, The Miles Group (TMG), Stanford University - Graduate School of Business and Tideline
Downloads 584
24.

Long-Term Economic Consequences of Hedge Fund Activist Interventions

Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University Working Paper No. 236, Stanford University Graduate School of Business Research Paper No. 18-47, European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Finance Working Paper No. 577/2018, Review of Accounting Studies,, Long-term economic consequences of hedge fund activist interventions June 2019, Volume 24, Issue 2, pp 536–569
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 03 Oct 2018 Last Revised: 07 Jun 2019
Accepted Paper Series
University of Washington - Michael G. Foster School of Business, Stanford University - Graduate School of Business and University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Downloads 1,077
25.

Bank Leverage, Welfare, and Regulation

Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University Working Paper No. 235, Stanford University Graduate School of Business Research Paper No. 3729, MPI Collective Goods Discussion Paper, No. 2018/13
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 02 Oct 2018 Last Revised: 10 May 2019
Working Paper Series
Stanford Graduate School of Business and Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods
Downloads 430
26.

Mandating Gender Diversity in the Corporate Boardroom: The Inevitable Failure of California’s SB 826.

Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University Working Paper No. 232, Stanford Public Law Working Paper
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 13 Sep 2018 Last Revised: 18 Jan 2019
Working Paper Series
Stanford University Law School
Downloads 906
27.

Cashing It In: Private-Company Exchanges and Employee Stock Sales Prior to IPO

Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University Closer Look Series: Topics, Issues and Controversies in Corporate Governance No. CGRP-73, Stanford University Graduate School of Business Research Paper No. 18-45
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 12 Sep 2018 Last Revised: 24 May 2019
Accepted Paper Series
Stanford University - Graduate School of Business, Stanford University - Graduate School of Business and Yale School of Management
Downloads 456
28.

The Big Thumb on the Scale: An Overview of the Proxy Advisory Industry

Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University Closer Look Series: Topics, Issues and Controversies in Corporate Governance No. CGRP-72, Stanford University Graduate School of Business Research Paper No. 18-27
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 04 Jun 2018
Accepted Paper Series
Manhattan Institute, Stanford University - Graduate School of Business and Stanford University - Graduate School of Business
Downloads 725
29.

Why Governance Matters for Your Startup

Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University Working Paper No. 232
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 18 Apr 2018
Working Paper Series
Stanford Law School
Downloads 647
30.

Governance Gone Wild: Epic Misbehavior at Uber Technologies

Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University Closer Look Series: Topics, Issues and Controversies in Corporate Governance No. CGRP-70, Stanford University Graduate School of Business Research Paper No. 18-3
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 14 Dec 2017
Accepted Paper Series
Stanford University - Graduate School of Business and Stanford University - Graduate School of Business
Downloads 1,170
31.

Deal Momentum

65 UCLA L. Rev. 376 (2018), Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University Working Paper No. 230, Stanford Public Law Working Paper, University of Utah College of Law Research Paper No. 237
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 20 Nov 2017 Last Revised: 27 Aug 2018
Working Paper Series
University of Virginia School of Law
Downloads 329
32.

Critical Update Needed: Cybersecurity Expertise in the Boardroom

Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University Closer Look Series: Topics, Issues and Controversies in Corporate Governance No. CGRP-69, Stanford University Graduate School of Business Research Paper No. 17-70
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 20 Nov 2017
Accepted Paper Series
Stanford University - Graduate School of Business, Stanford Graduate School of Business and Stanford University - Graduate School of Business
Downloads 419
33.

Building a Better Board Book

Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University Working Paper No. 68, Stanford University Graduate School of Business Research Paper No. 17-67
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 05 Oct 2017
Accepted Paper Series
Value Act Capital, Stanford University - Graduate School of Business, Stanford University - Graduate School of Business and Value Act Capital
Downloads 586
34.

Ask Me No Questions and I Will Tell You No Lies: The Insignificance of Leidos before the United States Supreme Court

Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University Working Paper No. 229
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 02 Oct 2017
Working Paper Series
Stanford University Law School
Downloads 166
35.

CEO Talent: A Dime a Dozen, or Worth Its Weight in Gold?

Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University Closer Look Series: Topics, Issues and Controversies in Corporate Governance No. CGRP-67, Stanford University Graduate School of Business Research Paper No. 17-66
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 30 Sep 2017 Last Revised: 20 Oct 2017
Accepted Paper Series
Stanford Graduate School of Business, Stanford University - Graduate School of Business and Stanford University - Graduate School of Business

Multiple version iconThere are 2 versions of this paper

Downloads 229
36.

Deal Structure

Northwestern University Law Review, Vol. 112, No. 2, 2018, Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University Working Paper No. 231, University of Utah College of Law Research Paper No. 229, BYU Law Research Paper No. 17-32
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 29 Sep 2017 Last Revised: 13 Mar 2018
Accepted Paper Series
University of Virginia School of Law and Columbia Law School
Downloads 349
37.

Sunrise, Sunset: An Empirical and Theoretical Assessment of Dual-Class Stock Structures

Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University Working Paper No. 228
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 14 Jul 2017 Last Revised: 22 Aug 2018
Working Paper Series
University of Florida, Levin College of Law
Downloads 1,064
38.

A Skeptical View of Financialized Corporate Governance

Journal of Economic Perspectives, Vol. 31 No. 3, 2017, pp 131-150, Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University Working Paper No. 227, Stanford University Graduate School of Business Research Paper No. 17-51
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 26 Jun 2017 Last Revised: 10 Aug 2017
Accepted Paper Series
Stanford Graduate School of Business
Downloads 442
39.

Retired or Fired: How Can Investors Tell If a CEO Was Pressured to Leave?

Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University Closer Look Series: Topics, Issues and Controversies in Corporate Governance No. CGRP-66, Stanford University Graduate School of Business Research Paper No. 17-40
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 30 May 2017
Accepted Paper Series
University of Melbourne, Stanford University - Graduate School of Business and Stanford University - Graduate School of Business
Downloads 623
40.

An Activist View of CEO Compensation

Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University Closer Look Series: Topics, Issues and Controversies in Corporate Governance No. CGRP-65, Stanford University Graduate School of Business Research Paper No. 17-31
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 25 Apr 2017
Accepted Paper Series
Value Act Capital, Value Act Capital, Value Act Capital, Stanford University - Graduate School of Business and Stanford University - Graduate School of Business
Downloads 815
41.

From Boardroom to C-Suite: Why Would a Company Pick a Current Director as CEO?

Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University Closer Look Series: Topics, Issues and Controversies in Corporate Governance No. 64, Stanford University Graduate School of Business Research Paper No. 17-27
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 25 Mar 2017
Accepted Paper Series
Stanford University - Graduate School of Business and Stanford University - Graduate School of Business
Downloads 272
42.

Board Evaluations and Boardroom Dynamics

Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University Closer Look Series: Topics, Issues and Controversies in Corporate Governance No. CGRP63 , Stanford University Graduate School of Business Research Paper No. 17-22
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 04 Mar 2017 Last Revised: 18 Mar 2017
Accepted Paper Series
The Miles Group, Stanford University - Graduate School of Business, The Miles Group (TMG) and Stanford University - Graduate School of Business
Downloads 485
43.

The Credibility of Financial Reporting: A Reputation-Based Approach

Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University Working Paper No. 224, Stanford University Graduate School of Business Research Paper No. 17-10
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 26 Jan 2017 Last Revised: 02 Feb 2017
Working Paper Series
Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, Georgia State University - J. Mack Robinson College of Business and Duke University - Fuqua School of Business - Finance Department
Downloads 426
44.

Book Review: Government Intervention into Board Composition: Gender Quotas in Norway and Diversity Disclosures in the United States

Stanford Journal of Law, Business & Finance, Vol. 21, No. 2, pp. 192-239, 2016, Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University Working Paper No. 223, Stanford Public Law Working Paper No. 2881655
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 07 Dec 2016 Last Revised: 29 Sep 2018
Accepted Paper Series
Stanford Law School
Downloads 160
45.

The Wells Fargo Cross-Selling Scandal

Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University Closer Look Series: Topics, Issues and Controversies in Corporate Governance No. CGRP-62 Version 2, Stanford University Graduate School of Business Research Paper No. 17-1
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 05 Dec 2016 Last Revised: 14 Jan 2019
Accepted Paper Series
Stanford University - Graduate School of Business
Downloads 5,798
46.

Succession 'Losers': What Happens to Executives Passed Over for the CEO Job?

Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University Closer Look Series: Topics, Issues and Controversies in Corporate Governance No. CGRP-61, Stanford University Graduate School of Business Research Paper No. 16-44
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 09 Oct 2016 Last Revised: 02 Dec 2016
Working Paper Series
Stanford University - Graduate School of Business, The Miles Group (TMG) and Stanford University - Graduate School of Business
Downloads 350
47.

Political Connections and the Informativeness of Insider Trades

Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University Working Paper No. 222, Journal of Finance (Forthcoming), Jacobs Levy Equity Management Center for Quantitative Financial Research Paper
Number of pages: 108 Posted: 08 Sep 2016 Last Revised: 11 Aug 2020
Working Paper Series
University of Cambridge Judge Business School, Stanford University - Graduate School of Business, University of Navarra, IESE Business School and The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

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Downloads 1,861
48.

The 'Buy Side' View on CEO Pay

Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University Closer Look Series: Topics, Issues and Controversies in Corporate Governance No. CGRP-60
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 30 Aug 2016 Last Revised: 02 Dec 2016
Accepted Paper Series
Stanford University - Graduate School of Business, Rivel Research Group and Stanford University - Graduate School of Business
Downloads 263
49.

Gadflies at the Gate: Why Do Individual Investors Sponsor Shareholder Resolutions?

Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University Closer Look Series: Topics, Issues and Controversies in Corporate Governance No. CGRP-59
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 11 Aug 2016
Accepted Paper Series
Stanford University - Graduate School of Business and Stanford University - Graduate School of Business
Downloads 318
50.

The Information Content of Earnings Announcements: New Insights on Intertemporal and Cross-Sectional Behavior

Review of Accounting Studies, March 2018, Volume 23, Issue 1, pp 95-135, Stanford University Graduate School of Business Research Paper No. 16-40, Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University Working Paper No. 221
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 27 Jul 2016 Last Revised: 13 Mar 2018
Accepted Paper Series
Stanford University, Stanford University and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Downloads 508