Labour

Working Paper

Can Strong Corporate Governance Selectively Mitigate the Negative Influence of 'Special Interest' Shareholder Activists? Evidence from the Labor Market for Directors

Union and public pension funds, the most prolific institutional activists employing low-cost targeting methods, are often accused of pursuing private benefits. Extant literature finds that unions representing workers, as stakeholders, are not...Read more

Diane Del Guercio
22 May 2017

Closing the Gap: Gender Quotas and Corporate Board Composition

We study the impact of board gender quotas on firms’ hiring and retention practices. We find that female director retention rates increase following the introduction of a quota in France in 2011, with stronger effects observed among less gender-...Read more

Daniel Ferreira
Marie-Aude Laguna
Yasmine Skalli
01 August 2017

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