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

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404 Wyman St.

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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 1,822 (8,301)
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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 228 (133,637)

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institutional investors, shareholder responsibility, stewardship, corporate governance

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 967 (22,349)
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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 126 (225,630)

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

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

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

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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 1,188 (16,739)
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corporate governance, state-owned enterprises, SOEs

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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 1,058 (19,903)
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corporate governance, corporate governance codes, comply or explain

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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
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corporate governance, separation of chairman and CEO roles

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 106 (256,292)

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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 100 (266,988)

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

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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 801 (29,708)
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corporate governance, board of directors, emerging markets

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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 491 (56,713)

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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 489 (56,997)

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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 451 (63,035)

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stewardship code, institutional investors, corporate governance

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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 446 (63,876)
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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 369 (79,991)

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stewardship, stewardship code, institutional investors, 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
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 04 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 13 Jun 2015
Simon C. Y. Wong
Downloads 367 (80,475)

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corporate governance, shareholder rights, short-termism

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 294 (102,536)

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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 33 (464,997)

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

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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 280 (108,600)

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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 262 (116,462)

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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 241 (126,957)

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Corporate governance, board-shareholder dialogue, engagement

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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 207 (147,024)

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corporate governance, G20, OECD

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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 190 (159,280)

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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 176 (170,658)

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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 173 (173,230)

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Corporate governance, institutional investor responsibilities, stewardship

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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 163 (182,356)

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corporate governance, activism, institutional investors

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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 162 (183,274)

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

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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 149 (196,626)

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corporate governance, shareholder-company engagement, comparative

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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 141 (205,646)
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board of directors, star CEOs, relative status, group dynamics and behavior

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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 86 (294,728)

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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 52 (388,157)

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Compensation, Financial Institutions

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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 130 (219,453)

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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 104 (258,217)
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Corporate governance, non-voting stock, multiple-share classes, entrenchment

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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 93 (278,075)

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Investment management, shareholder responsibilities, corporate governance

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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 92 (279,924)

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

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Olympus Turmoil Shows Independent Oversight is Critical at Japanese Firms

Harvard Business Review Online, October 2011
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 28 Oct 2011
Simon C. Y. Wong
Downloads 88 (287,996)

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Board conflicts, independent board oversight, Japan

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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 86 (292,222)

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Institutional investor, conflicts of interest, stewardship, corporate governance

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Seven Ways CEOs and Investors Can Promote the Long Term

Harvard Business Review Online, September 2011
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 22 Oct 2011 Last Revised: 23 Oct 2011
Simon C. Y. Wong
Downloads 75 (317,093)

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Long-Term Capitalism, Institutional Investors

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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 74 (319,539)

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Corporate governance, stewardship, institutional investors

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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
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board of directors, crisis management, corporate governance

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

Harvard Business Review Online, October 2011
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 22 Oct 2011 Last Revised: 23 Oct 2011
Simon C. Y. Wong
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Incentive System, Executive Compensation, Long-Term Capitalism

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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
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Corporate governance, Japan, stakeholder model

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A Remedy for Soaring Executive Pay: Focus Less on it

Harvard Business Review Online, March 2012
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 16 Apr 2012 Last Revised: 07 May 2012
Simon C. Y. Wong
Downloads 69 (332,076)

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executive pay, compensation, financial incentives, corporate governance

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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 49 (391,968)

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Corporate governance codes

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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 44 (409,642)

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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 38 (432,892)

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Corporate governance reform, global convergence

Other Papers (6)

Total Downloads: 258
1.

The Missing Reform in the Kay Review

Reuters, July 2012
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 29 Jul 2012
Simon C. Y. Wong
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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
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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
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underweighting, corporate governance, stewardship, investing

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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
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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

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