Working Paper

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 majority voting...Read more

Vicente Cuñat
Yiqing Lü
Hong Wu
08 August 2019

Do U.S. Firms Have the Best Corporate Governance?A Cross-Country Examination of the Relation between Corporate Governance and Shareholder Wealth

We compare the governance of foreign firms to the governance of similar U.S. firms. Using an index of firm governance attributes, we find that, on average, foreign firms have worse governance than matching U.S. firms. Roughly 8% of foreign firms...Read more

Reena Aggarwal
Isil Erel
René Stulz
01 January 2007