Boards

Working Paper

The Dialogue between the Chairman of the Board and Investors: The Practice in the UK, the Netherlands and Germany and the Future of the German Corporate Governance Code Under the New Chairman

The dialogue of the board and its chairman with investors is an established practice in many countries, such as the United Kingdom, the USA, the Netherlands, Belgium, France and recently also Germany. In the UK this dialogue covers the whole...Read more

Klaus Hopt
08 September 2017

Reputation Incentives of Independent Directors: Impacts on Board Monitoring and Adverse Corporate Actions

We find a large body of evidence that independent director reputation incentives can vary across directors and can significantly influence important board decisions and firm outcomes. Firms with a greater proportion of independent directors where...Read more

Ronald Masulis
01 July 2013

Why Do Boards Exist? Governance Design in the Absence of Corporate Law

We study how owners trade off costs and benefits of establishing a board in a historical setting, where boards are optional and authority over corporate decisions can freely be allocated across the general meeting, the board, and management. We...Read more

Mike Burkart
Salvatore Miglietta
Charlotte Ostergaard
25 April 2017

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