Management

Working Paper

Does It Pay to Go Global in the Boardroom? The Effect of Foreign Directors on Corporate Governance and Performance

We examine the benefits and costs associated with foreign independent directors (FIDs) at U.S. corporations. We find that firms with FIDs make better cross-border acquisitions when the targets are from the home regions of FIDs. However, FIDs also...Read more

Ronald Masulis
Fei Xie
01 November 2009

The Present and Future of Corporate Governance: Re-Examining the Role of the Board of Directors and Investor Relations in Listed Companies

In this paper, we first shed light on the factors that underlie the differences between the ?shareholder wealth maximization? and the ?long-term commitment? models of corporate governance. By introducing a third type of governance model, we show...Read more

Joseph McCahery
Erik Vermeulen
01 May 2013

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