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Fri 05 July 2019

Corporations, and other forms of business associations, have been the subject of intense study including their history, governance, and obligations to stakeholders and the public at large...

Mon 08 July 2019 > Tue 09 July 2019

The Technology, Governance and Regulation Conference in Jerusalem is hosted by the Jerusalem School of Business Administration at the Hebrew University...

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IPO

Rumours of the Death of the American Public Company are Greatly Exaggerated

For at least a century, the publicly traded firm has dominated America’s corporate economy.  Might this era be coming to an end?  There has been much speculation along these lines.  For instance, in late 2018 distinguished corporate law academic Frank Partnoy hailed in the Atlantic (...

Author:
Brian Cheffins
13 April 2019

Accounting for Financial Stability: Lessons from the Financial Crisis and Future Challenges

The 2008 financial crisis set off a major debate about the role of accounting for financial stability. Politicians, policymakers and commentators were quick to point to fair-value or mark-to-market accounting (FVA) – the practice to recognizing assets at market prices – as a culprit. The claim...

Author:
Jannis Bischof
Christian Laux
Christian Leuz
15 April 2019

Who Falls Prey to the Wolf of Wall Street? Investor Participation in Market Manipulation

Perceptions that those who are duped into buying into fraudulent schemes are the elderly and most vulnerable have long been touted in the news, movies like the Wolf of Wall Street, and even regulators. Yet, do we actually know who invests in pump-and-dump schemes? It is a critical question since...

Author:
Andreas Hackethal
Christian Leuz
Steffen Meyer
Maximilian Muhn
Eugene Soltes
15 April 2019
CEO

The Politics of CEOs

CEOs of U.S. public companies have significant influence over policy and political decisions. They are commonly regarded as authoritative experts on policy matters, they are routinely appointed to advisory committees by Republican and Democratic presidents, and they publicly express their policy...

Author:
Alma Cohen
Moshe Hazan
Roberto Tallarita
David Weiss
14 May 2019

Working papers

Shareholders and Stakeholders around the World: The Role of Values, Culture, and Law in Directors’ Decisions

This study sets out to examine the relative importance of formal (legal) versus informal (cultural) institutions and personal values for strategy and corporate governance. We present first evidence on the way personal and institutional factors...Read more

Amir Licht
Renee Adams
24 June 2019

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