Event Report: The Future of The Firm

Speculation, caution, enthusiasm, prediction, and philosophy: a recent event on "The Future of the Firm" captured all of the aforementioned elements and made for an informed exchange of ideas on the likely impact of technology innovation and industrial change on the concept of the firm...
27 August 2019

Events

Tue 05 November 2019 > Thu 07 November 2019

Waseda Institute for Advanced Study (WIAS) will conduct a 3-day international seminar in the beginning of November to wrap up the past research activities and to explore new issues to be challenged concerning this research project.

Featured papers

Does Board Gender Diversity Affect Renewable Energy Consumption?

To the best of our knowledge this is the first study to investigate whether the presence of female directors in the boardrooms of US corporations increases the consumption of renewable energy as a share of total energy consumption. Renewable energy includes energy from wind, solar, biomass,...

Author:
Muhammad Atif
Mohammed Hossain
Md. Samsul Alam
Marc Goergen
26 August 2019

Tunneling Through Group Trademarks

A trademark is a type of intellectual property comprising a recognizable word, phrase, symbol, and/or design that distinguishes products or services of a particular source from those of others. If registered, the trademark owner obtains exclusive rights to operate and market under the trademark...

Author:
Woochan Kim
Sojung Kim
28 August 2019

Managerial Response to Shareholder Empowerment: Evidence from Majority Voting Legislation Changes

This paper studies managerial reaction to shareholder empowerment that strengthens shareholder voting, a form of direct democracy. We explore this research question by looking at the staggered passage of legislation that makes it more costly to not implement shareholder proposals about the...

Author:
Vicente Cuñat
Yiqing Lü
Hong Wu
08 August 2019

Toward a Mission Statement for Mutual Funds in Shareholder Litigation

Mutual funds own approximately 30 percent of the U.S. equity market, and the Big Three fund families – Blackrock, Vanguard, and State Street – are the largest blockholders in the vast majority of large, publicly traded companies.  This has made mutual funds a force to be reckoned with in...

Author:
Sean Griffith
Dorothy S. Lund
06 August 2019

Working papers

News

Videos

Prof. Vicente Cuñat presents his paper on "Active Owners and Firm Policies" at the 2019 Global Corporate Governance Colloquia (GCGC) at Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany. Discussion of the paper is then presented by Prof. Oğuzhan Karakaş.

01 August 2019

Prof. Jennifer Hill presents her paper on "Corporate Culture and Liability" at the 2019 Global Corporate Governance Colloquia (GCGC) at Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany. Discussion of the paper is then presented by Prof. Edward Rock

01 August 2019

Prof. Enrichetta Ravina presents her paper on "Investor Ideology" at the 2019 Global Corporate Governance Colloquia (GCGC) at Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany. Discussion of the paper is then presented by Prof. Holger Spamann.

31 July 2019

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