Management

Working Paper

12 November 2019

Retail Shareholder Participation in the Proxy Process: Monitoring, Engagement, and Voting

We study retail shareholder voting using a detailed and nearly universal sample of anonymized retail shareholder voting records over the period 2015-2017. Contrary to public perception, we find that retail shareholders are an...

Alon Brav | Matthew Cain | Jonathon Zytnick
03 July 2017

Common Ownership, Competition, and Top Management Incentives

We present a firm-level mechanism through which common ownership can affect product market outcomes consistent with empirical evidence. Our theoretical framework embeds a canonical managerial incentive design problem in a model of...

Miguel Anton | Florian Ederer | Mireia Giné | Martin Schmalz
20 December 2018

Why Are Firms with More Managerial Ownership Worth Less?

Using more than 50,000 firm-years from 1988 to 2015, we show that the empirical relation between a firm’s Tobin’s q and managerial ownership is systematically negative. When we restrict our sample to larger firms as in the prior...

Kornelia Fabisik | Ruediger Fahlenbrach | René Stulz | Jérôme Taillard
30 July 2019

Is The Stock Market Biased Against Diverse Top Management Teams?

Using a novel text-based measure of top management team diversity, covering over 70,000 top executives in over 6,500 U.S. firms from 1999 to 2014, we show that analyst forecasts are systematically more pessimistic for firms with more...

Alberto Manconi | A. Emanuele Rizzo | Oliver Spalt
08 August 2019

Managerial Response to Shareholder Empowerment: Evidence from Majority Voting Legislation Changes

This paper studies how managers react to shareholder empowerment vis-à-vis governance provisions. We show that a staggered legislative change that increases noncompliance costs in the implementation of shareholder-initiated...

Vicente Cuñat | Yiqing Lü | Hong Wu

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