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Stay Up To Date on the Latest Happenings in the Boardroom: Recommended Summer Reading
“WE TAKE AN AGNOSTIC APPROACH
TO CORPORATE GOVERNANCE, WITH NO AGENDA OTHER THAN TO GET THE STORY STRAIGHT.” David F. Larcker James Irvin Miller Professor of Accounting Stanford Graduate School of Business
WHAT CAN YOU READ THIS
SUMMER TO MAKE SURE YOU’RE ON TOP OF THE LATEST TOPICS, ISSUES, AND CONTROVERSIES IN CORPORATE GOVERNANCE?
One of the most controversial
issues in corporate governance is whether companies should be required to have an independent board chair. Learn what factors the board should consider in deciding whether to combine or separate board leadership. CHAIRMAN AND CEO: THE CONTROVERSY OVER BOARD LEADERSHIP STRUCTURE Read More
Read More SCOUNDRELS IN THE
C-SUITE: HOW SHOULD THE BOARD RESPOND WHEN A CEO’S BAD BEHAVIOR MAKES THE NEWS Explore the actions that the board of directors should take when the CEO engages in behavior that is questionable but not illegal.
Read More It is difficult
for outside observers to reliably gauge governance quality. Understand how shareholders can diagnose the issues facing a company to determine whether they are the result of “bad governance” and what is the root cause of the problem. GOVERNANCE ACHES AND PAINS: IS BAD GOVERNANCE CHRONIC?
Learn how shareholders can tell
whether there is the right balance between “pay for performance” and risk. CEO PAY AT VALEANT: DOES EXTREME COMPENSATION CREATE EXTREME RISK? Read More
Read More CEO compensation is
a highly controversial subject, in part because boards do not calculate and disclose the relation between shareholder value creation and CEO pay. Explore why compensation contracts are not explicitly tied to value creation and ask if they should be. CEO PAY, PERFORMANCE, AND VALUE SHARING