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27 October 2020

Shifting Influences on Corporate Governance: Capital Market Completeness and Policy Channeling

Corporate governance scholarship is typically portrayed as driven by single factor models, for example, shareholder value maximization, director primacy or team production. These governance models are Copernican; one factor is...

Ronald Gilson | Curtis J. Milhaupt
27 October 2020

Dynastic Control Without Ownership: Evidence from Post-War Japan

Dynastic-controlled firms are led by founding family CEOs while the family owns an insignificant share of equity (defined as less than five percent). They represent 7.4% of listed firms in post-war Japan, include well-known firms such...

Morten Bennedsen | Vikas Mehrotra | Jungwook Shim | Yupana Wiwattanakantang
21 October 2020

Making the Case for a Rome V Regulation on the Law Applicable to Companies

There is significant legal variation and uncertainty in the conflict of laws rules applicable to companies in the EU. While the case law of the Court of Justice on the freedom of establishment has clarified some questions, it is evident...

Carsten Gerner-Beuerle | Federico M. Mucciarelli | Edmund Schuster | Mathias Siems
19 October 2020

Shareholder Value(s): Index Fund ESG Activism and the New Millennial Corporate Governance

Major index fund operators have been criticized as ineffective stewards of the firms in which they are now the largest shareholders. While scholars debate whether this passivity is a serious problem, index funds’ generally docile...

Michal Barzuza | Quinn Curtis | David H. Webber