Agency

Working Paper

17 November 2020

The European Commission's Sustainable Corporate Governance Report: A Critique

In July 2020, the European Commission published the “Study on directors’ duties and sustainable corporate governance” by EY. The Report purports to find evidence of debilitating short-termism in EU corporate governance and...

Mark Roe | Holger Spamann | Jesse Fried | Charles Wang
01 November 2016

Measuring Compliance with Executive Remuneration Standards at Controlled Corporations

In this paper we analyze the relationship between conformity to executive remuneration standards, corporate ownership, and the level and structure of CEO compensation for large European listed companies in the years 2007 and 2010....

Roberto Barontini | Stefano Bozzi | Guido Ferrarini
01 February 2014

Agency Theory in Practice: A Qualitative Study of Hedge Fund Activism in Japan

We look at the reaction to hedge fund activism of managers and shareholders in Japanese firms and explore the implications of our findings for agency theory. We use a qualitative research design which treats the standard...

John Buchanan | Dominic Heesang Chai | Simon Deakin

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