Simon C. Y. Wong

Northwestern University School of Law

Adjunct Professor of Law

375 E. Chicago Ave

Chicago, IL 60611

United States

London School of Economics

Visiting Fellow

Houghton Street

London, WC2A 2AE

United Kingdom

http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/law/staff/simon-wong.htm

Tapestry Networks

404 Wyman St.

Suite 225

Waltham, MA 02451

United States

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Scholarly Papers (41)

Why Stewardship is Proving Elusive for Institutional Investors

Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law, pp. 406-411, July/August 2010 , Northwestern Law & Econ Research Paper No. 10-28
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 09 Jul 2010 Last Revised: 02 Sep 2015
Simon C. Y. Wong
Downloads 2,272 (12,038)
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stewardship code, institutional investors, shareholder responsibility, corporate governance

How Institutional Investors Should Step Up as Owners

The McKinsey Quarterly, September 2010 (reprinted in McKinsey on Finance, Autumn 2010)
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 14 Sep 2010 Last Revised: 20 May 2011
Simon C. Y. Wong
Downloads 265 (210,200)

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institutional investors, shareholder responsibility, stewardship, corporate governance

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Improving Corporate Governance in Soes: An Integrated Approach

Corporate Governance International, Vol. 7, No. 2, June 2004
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 17 Apr 2006
Simon C. Y. Wong
Downloads 2,071 (14,263)
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corporate governance, state-owned enterprises, SOEs

Elevating Board Performance: The Significance of Director Mindset, Operating Context, and Other Behavioral and Functional Considerations

Northwestern Law & Econ Research Paper No. 11-12
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 13 May 2011 Last Revised: 15 Jul 2011
Simon C. Y. Wong
Downloads 1,135 (34,776)
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Board of directors, mindset and behavior, board culture, independence and authority

Boards: When Best Practice Isn't Enough

McKinsey Quarterly, June 2011
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 26 Jun 2011
Simon C. Y. Wong
Downloads 168 (322,687)

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Board of directors, mindset, human dynamics, authority and independence

Elevating Board Performance at Financial and Corporate Institutions

Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law, July/August 2011
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 15 Jul 2011
Simon C. Y. Wong
Downloads 91 (517,150)

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board of directors, mindset and behavior, board culture, independence, authority

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Board of directors, mindset and behavior, board culture, independence and authority

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Why Codes of Governance Work

The McKinsey Quarterly, No. 2, 2004
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 21 Apr 2006
paul coombes and Simon C. Y. Wong
McKinsey & Co. Inc. and Northwestern University School of Law
Downloads 1,258 (30,437)
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corporate governance, corporate governance codes, comply or explain

Uses and Limits of Conventional Corporate Governance Instruments: Analysis and Guidance for Reform (Integrated version)

Private Sector Opinion, Global Corporate Governance Forum, 2009, Northwestern Law & Econ Research Paper No. 10-32
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 25 May 2009 Last Revised: 15 Dec 2010
Simon C. Y. Wong
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corporate governance reform, transparency, board of directors, executive pay, shareholder rights, financial liability, conflicts of interest, unintended consequences, comparative

Uses and Limits of Conventional Corporate Governance Instruments: Analysis and Guidance for Reform (Part One)

Private Sector Opinion, No. 14, Global Corporate Governance Forum, June 2009
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 16 Aug 2009
Simon C. Y. Wong
Downloads 129 (401,222)

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corporate governance reform, transparency, board of directors, executive pay, shareholder rights, financial liability, conflicts of interest, unintended consequences, comparative

Uses and Limits of Conventional Corporate Governance Instruments: Analysis and Guidance for Reform (Part Two)

Private Sector Opinion, No. 15, Global Corporate Governance Forum, August 2009
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 16 Aug 2009
Simon C. Y. Wong
Downloads 125 (411,188)

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corporate governance reform, unintended consequences, behavior, values, comparative

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Chairman and CEO - One Job or Two?

The McKinsey Quarterly, No. 2, 2004
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 24 Apr 2006
paul coombes and Simon C. Y. Wong
McKinsey & Co. Inc. and Northwestern University School of Law
Downloads 1,091 (37,353)

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corporate governance, separation of chairman and CEO roles

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Improving Board Performance in Emerging Markets

McKinsey Quarterly, No. 1, 2006
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 08 May 2006
Simon C. Y. Wong and Dominic Barton
Northwestern University School of Law and McKinsey & Co. Inc. - Tokyo Office
Downloads 926 (47,105)
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corporate governance, board of directors, emerging markets

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How Conflicts of Interest Thwart Institutional Investor Stewardship

Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law, pp. 481-482, September 2011
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 11 Sep 2011 Last Revised: 20 Sep 2011
Simon C. Y. Wong
Downloads 599 (83,495)
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Institutional investors, conflicts of interest, stewardship, corporate governance

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Is Institutional Investor Stewardship Still Elusive?

Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law, pp. 508-512, September 2015, Northwestern Law & Econ Research Paper No. 15-16
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 02 Sep 2015 Last Revised: 16 Sep 2015
Simon C. Y. Wong
Downloads 589 (85,325)
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stewardship, stewardship code, institutional investors, corporate governance

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Developing and Implementing Corporate Governance Codes

Private Sector Opinion Issue No. 10, Global Corporate Governance Forum, December 2008, Northwestern Law & Econ Research Paper No. 10-31
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 29 Dec 2008 Last Revised: 17 Dec 2010
Simon C. Y. Wong
Downloads 585 (86,065)

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Corporate governance codes, self-regulation, comply or explain

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How to Separate the Roles of Chairman and CEO

The McKinsey Quarterly, No. 4, 2004
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 30 Apr 2006
Simon C. Y. Wong and Robert F. Felton
Northwestern University School of Law and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 562 (90,549)

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corporate governance, separation of chairman and CEO roles

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The UK Stewardship Code: A Missed Opportunity for Higher Standards

Responsible Investor, July 13, 2010
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 17 Jul 2010 Last Revised: 24 May 2011
Simon C. Y. Wong
Downloads 511 (101,919)

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stewardship code, institutional investors, corporate governance

A Call to Reform US Disclosure-Based Regulation

Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law, pp. 77-79, February 2010, Northwestern Law & Econ Research Paper No. 10-07
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 21 Feb 2010 Last Revised: 24 May 2011
Simon C. Y. Wong
Downloads 333 (165,398)

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Disclosure, Transparency, Securities Regulation, Corporate Governance, Shareholder Rights

Failings of US Disclosure-Based Regulation

The Financial Times, February 28, 2010
Number of pages: 1 Posted: 09 Oct 2010
Simon C. Y. Wong
Downloads 61 (653,396)

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Disclosure, Transparency, Securities Regulation, Corporate Governance, Shareholder Rights

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The 'New' G20/OECD Principles of Corporate Governance: More than Meets the Eye

Hawkamah Journal, Issue 02/2015
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 14 Nov 2015
Simon C. Y. Wong
Downloads 357 (154,493)

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corporate governance, G20, OECD

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Asia's Governance Challenge

The McKinsey Quarterly, 2004 Number 2
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 18 Jul 2009
paul coombes, Dominic Barton and Simon C. Y. Wong
McKinsey & Co. Inc., McKinsey & Co. Inc. - Tokyo Office and Northwestern University School of Law
Downloads 338 (163,950)

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Corporate governance reform, Asia

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Long-Term versus Short-Term Distinction in UK Takeover Review Misses the Point

The Financial Times, August 23, 2010
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 24 Aug 2010
Simon C. Y. Wong
Downloads 300 (186,041)

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Mergers and acquisitions, Takeover Code, institutional investors

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Effective Board Engagement with Shareholders

Brunswick Review, No. 2, pp. 53-56, Winter 2009
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 01 Nov 2009 Last Revised: 24 May 2011
Simon C. Y. Wong
Downloads 280 (199,888)

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Corporate governance, board-shareholder dialogue, engagement

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Tackling the Root Causes of Shareholder Passivity and Short-Termism

Financial Times, December 14, 2009
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 22 Dec 2009 Last Revised: 19 May 2010
Simon C. Y. Wong
Downloads 242 (231,166)

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corporate governance, institutional shareholders, engagement, activism

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Government Ownership: Why This Time It should Work

The McKinsey Quarterly, June 2009
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 02 Jul 2009 Last Revised: 24 Aug 2009
Simon C. Y. Wong
Downloads 211 (263,282)

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Government ownership, state-owned enterprises, corporate governance

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Recent Trends in Institutional Investor Responsibilities and Stewardship

Pensions: An International Journal, May 2011
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 11 Sep 2011
Simon C. Y. Wong and Peter Butler
Northwestern University School of Law and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 203 (272,846)

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Corporate governance, institutional investor responsibilities, stewardship

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Who's Really in Charge? Why Non-Executive Chairmen Keep Running into Trouble

Conference Board Review, pp. 56-59, Fall 2010
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 03 Oct 2010 Last Revised: 05 Oct 2010
Simon C. Y. Wong
Downloads 190 (289,721)

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Separation of Chairman and CEO Roles, Board of Directors, Leadership

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The All-Powerful CEO Bad for Boardroom

Financial Times, November 13, 2011
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 17 Nov 2011
Simon C. Y. Wong
Downloads 187 (293,882)
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board of directors, star CEOs, relative status, group dynamics and behavior

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Activism and Mainstream Institutional Investors

International Corporate Governance Network Yearbook, 2008
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 12 Jul 2008
Simon C. Y. Wong
Downloads 184 (297,970)

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corporate governance, activism, institutional investors

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Promising Steps on Bank Pay Reforms

Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law, April 2011
Number of pages: 1 Posted: 12 Apr 2011 Last Revised: 19 May 2011
Simon C. Y. Wong
Downloads 104 (472,235)

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Compensation, financial institutions

Some Banks’ Pay Reform May Show the Way

Financial Times, March 14, 2011
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 15 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 20 May 2011
Simon C. Y. Wong
Downloads 76 (578,539)

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Compensation, Financial Institutions

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Shareholder-Company Engagement: A Comparative Overview

International Corporate Governance Network Yearbook, 2009
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 24 Oct 2009 Last Revised: 03 Nov 2009
Simon C. Y. Wong
Downloads 175 (311,580)

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corporate governance, shareholder-company engagement, comparative

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Effective Communication on Compensation

Governance, No. 191, October 2009
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 22 Dec 2009
Simon C. Y. Wong
Downloads 161 (334,887)

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Corporate governance, compensation, shareholder communication

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Google's Stock-Split Plan Would Replace Stewardship with Dictatorship

Harvard Business Review Online, April 2012
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 22 Apr 2012 Last Revised: 07 May 2012
Simon C. Y. Wong
Downloads 141 (373,133)
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Corporate governance, non-voting stock, multiple-share classes, entrenchment

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Mismatch in the Boardroom

The Conference Board Review, Winter 2012
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 03 Feb 2012
Simon C. Y. Wong
Downloads 127 (404,840)

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board of directors, star CEOs, relative status, group dynamics and behavior

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The Hazards of Index-Based Investing to Stewardship

The Financial Times, June 14, 2010
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 14 Jun 2010
Simon C. Y. Wong
Downloads 118 (427,684)

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Investment management, shareholder responsibilities, corporate governance

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Barriers to Effective Investor Engagement

Financial Times, January 15, 2012
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 23 Jan 2012 Last Revised: 26 Jan 2012
Simon C. Y. Wong
Downloads 112 (444,595)

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Institutional investor, conflicts of interest, stewardship, corporate governance

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Are Kodak's Outside Directors Wrong to Desert a Sinking Ship?

Harvard Business Review Online, January 2012
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 06 Jan 2012
Simon C. Y. Wong
Downloads 110 (450,692)

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board of directors, crisis management, corporate governance

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Crisis in Japan

Governance, No. 188, June 2009
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 16 Jul 2009 Last Revised: 20 Apr 2011
Simon C. Y. Wong
Downloads 109 (453,782)

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Corporate governance, Japan, stakeholder model

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Essential Steps to Close the ‘Stewardship Deficit’

Financial Times, June 2012
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 18 Jul 2012
Simon C. Y. Wong and Peter Butler
Northwestern University School of Law and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 95 (498,745)

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Corporate governance, stewardship, institutional investors

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Dim the Spotlight

The Conference Board Review, April 2012
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 16 Apr 2012 Last Revised: 07 May 2012
Simon C. Y. Wong
Downloads 82 (546,436)

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executive pay, compensation, financial incentives, corporate governance

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US Sets Global Trends Behind Governance Shake-Up

International Financial Law Review, 2004
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 29 Dec 2008 Last Revised: 01 Jun 2009
Simon C. Y. Wong
Downloads 80 (554,558)

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Corporate governance reform, global convergence

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Policymakers Struggle to Balance Laws and Codes

International Financial Law Review, Special Supplement, 2005
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 02 Feb 2009 Last Revised: 01 Jun 2009
Simon C. Y. Wong
Downloads 69 (602,447)

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Corporate governance codes

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A Remedy for Soaring Executive Pay: Focus Less on it

Harvard Business Review Online, March 2012
Posted: 14 Sep 2020
Simon C. Y. Wong

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executive pay, compensation, financial incentives, corporate governance

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Rethinking 'One Share, One Vote'

Harvard Business Review, January 2013, Financial News, February 2013, Northwestern Law & Econ Research Paper No. 13-06
Posted: 04 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 14 Sep 2020
Simon C. Y. Wong

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corporate governance, shareholder rights, short-termism

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Olympus Turmoil Shows Independent Oversight is Critical at Japanese Firms

Harvard Business Review Online, October 2011
Posted: 28 Oct 2011
Simon C. Y. Wong

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Board conflicts, independent board oversight, Japan

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Aligning CEO Incentives with a Company's Long-Term Agenda

Harvard Business Review Online, October 2011
Posted: 22 Oct 2011 Last Revised: 14 Sep 2020
Simon C. Y. Wong

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Incentive System, Executive Compensation, Long-Term Capitalism

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Seven Ways CEOs and Investors Can Promote the Long Term

Harvard Business Review Online, September 2011
Posted: 22 Oct 2011 Last Revised: 14 Sep 2020
Simon C. Y. Wong

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Long-Term Capitalism, Institutional Investors

Other Papers (6)

Total Downloads: 391
1.

The Missing Reform in the Kay Review

Reuters, July 2012
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 29 Jul 2012
Simon C. Y. Wong
Downloads 131

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Kay Review, corporate governance, pension funds

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Do You Agree with Giving Long-Term Shareholders Extra Voting Influence?

Capital Aberto, January 2014
Number of pages: 1 Posted: 27 Jan 2014
Simon C. Y. Wong
Downloads 72

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corporate governance, one-share one-vote

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The Problem of ‘Underweight’ Shareholders

The New York Times, 5 August 2014
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 12 Aug 2014
Simon C. Y. Wong
Downloads 66

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underweighting, corporate governance, stewardship, investing

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corporate governance, one-share, one-vote, Brazil

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People Have Evolved Past Homo Economicus

Financial Times, July 2014
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 09 Jul 2014
Simon C. Y. Wong
Downloads 39

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corporate governance, incentives, motivation

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It's OK to Give Shareholders Access to Outside Directors

Harvard Business Review Online, July 2013
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 06 Jul 2013
Simon C. Y. Wong
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corporate governance, company-shareholder engagement, board of directors