Technology

Working Paper

28 June 2017

Bringing the AGM to the 21st Century: Blockchain and Smart Contracting Tech for Shareholder Involvement

The AGM is often considered to play an important role in direct shareholder monitoring of directors and corporate blockholders. However, its practical functioning suffers from large obstacles. In this research we outline the...

Christoph Van Der Elst | Anne Lafarre
19 July 2018

Initial Coin Offerings: Financing Growth with Cryptocurrency Token Sales

Initial coin offerings (ICOs) are a significant innovation in entrepreneurial finance. The sale of a blockchain-based digital token associated with a specific platform or venture is a new financing instrument with some parallels to...

Sabrina T. Howell | Marina Niessner | David Yermack
12 November 2018

Technology and Corporate Governance: Blockchain, Crypto, and Artificial Intelligence

Over recent decades, the on-going “digital revolution” has transformed many aspects of everyday life. Think of the increased power and shrinking size of personal computers and smartphones; the global expansion of the Internet...

Mark Fenwick | Erik Vermeulen
01 December 2018

Putting Technology to Good Use for Society: the Role of Corporate, Competition and Tax Law

Innovation and its main output, technology, are changing the way we work, socialise, vote, and live. New technologies have improved our lives and made firms more productive, overall raising living standards across the world. Thanks to...

John Armour | Luca Enriques | Ariel Ezrachi | John Vella
20 December 2018

The End of “Corporate” Governance (Hello “Platform” Governance)

In a technology-driven, digital world, many of the largest and most successful businesses now operate as “platforms.” Such firms leverage networked technologies to facilitate economic exchange, transfer information, connect...

Mark Fenwick | Joseph McCahery | Erik Vermeulen

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