Charles M. Elson

University of Delaware - John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance

Edgar S. Woolard, Jr., Chair

Alfred Lerner Hall, Room 104

Newark, DE 19716

United States

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Scholarly Papers (10)

1.

The Bug at Volkswagen: Lessons in Co-Determination, Ownership, and Board Structure

Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, Vol. 27, No. 4, 2015
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 26 Feb 2016 Last Revised: 08 Feb 2019
Charles M. Elson, Craig Ferrere and Nicholas J. Goossen
University of Delaware - John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance, Independent and University of Delaware
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co-determination, dual class stock; government equity ownership

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Director Ownership, Corporate Performance, and Management Turnover

Number of pages: 61 Posted: 31 Dec 1998
Sanjai Bhagat, Dennis C. Carey and Charles M. Elson
University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Finance, Spencer Stuart and University of Delaware - John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance
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Executive Superstars, Peer Groups and Overcompensation: Cause, Effect and Solution

38 J. Corp. L. 487 (2013)
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 07 Aug 2012 Last Revised: 15 Jan 2019
Charles M. Elson and Craig Ferrere
University of Delaware - John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance and Independent
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Executive Compensation, Peer Groups, Peer Benchmarking

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The SEC's Misguided Climate Disclosure Rule Proposal

GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 61, 2022, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 61, 2022, Virginia Law and Economics Research Paper No. 2022-27, 41 Banking & Financial Services Policy Report 1, 2022, Northwestern Law & Econ Research Paper No. 22-17, Stanford University Graduate School of Business Research Paper No. 4256724
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 27 Oct 2022 Last Revised: 05 Jan 2023
George Washington University, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law, Stanford Graduate School of Business, University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Finance, Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law, Emory University School of Law, University of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh - Katz School of Business, University of Delaware - John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance, Harvard Law School, Fordham University School of Law, University of Washington - Michael G. Foster School of Business, George Washington University - Law School, University of Virginia School of Law, Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law, University of Virginia School of Law, University of Virginia School of Law, University of Michigan Law School, Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law, Yale Law School, University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School and George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School
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SEC authority, climate disclosure, ESG, institutional investors, individual investors, information economics, government policy, financial markets, government power

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E. Merrick Dodd & the Rise and Fall of Corporate Stakeholder Theory

Business Lawyer, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 11 May 2017
Charles M. Elson and Nicholas J. Goossen
University of Delaware - John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance and University of Delaware
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Stakeholder, Shareholder, Dodd

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Why Delaware Must Retain its Corporate Dominance and Why it May Not

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 23 Mar 2017
Charles M. Elson
University of Delaware - John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance
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Delaware, governance, corporate

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SNAP Judgment: Unequal Voting and the Business Judgment Rule

Number of pages: 14 Posted: 18 Jan 2019
Charles M. Elson and Craig Ferrere
University of Delaware - John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance and Independent
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fiduciary duties, entrenchment, boards of directors, capital structure, controlling shareholders, dual-class stock, securities regulation, shareholder voting

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Surplus, Agency Theory and the Hobbesian Corporation

Wake Forest Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 30 Jun 2013 Last Revised: 16 Jan 2019
Charles M. Elson and Craig Ferrere
University of Delaware - John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance and Independent
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Agency Theory, Corporations, Corporate Law

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Equity Ownership and the Duty of Care: Convergence, Revolution, or Evolution?

Posted: 25 May 2000
R. Franklin Balotti, Charles M. Elson and J. Travis Laster
Richards, Layton & Finger, University of Delaware - John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance and Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A.

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When a Spin-Off is on the Board's Agenda

Director and Boards, Vol. 21, No. 2 (1997).
Posted: 14 Mar 1997
Dennis C. Carey, Charles M. Elson and Ralph S. Saul
Spencer Stuart, University of Delaware - John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance and Former Chairman & CEO, Cigna Corp.

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Other Papers (3)

Total Downloads: 85
1.

What is a CEO Worth? Don't Look to Peers

Directors & Boards, 2011
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 20 Feb 2019
Charles M. Elson and Craig Ferrere
University of Delaware - John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance and Independent
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executive compensation

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Snap's Not Looking to Chat With Shareholders

Directors & Boards, 2017
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 20 Feb 2019
Charles M. Elson and Craig Ferrere
University of Delaware - John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance and Independent
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dual-class stock

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The Pay Ratio Rule: Get Ready, Get Going

Directors & Boards, 2014
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 20 Feb 2019
Charles M. Elson and Craig Ferrere
University of Delaware - John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance and Independent
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executive compensation