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Proxy Voting as if Systems Matter

Proxy Voting as if Systems Matter

Proxy Voting as if Systems Matter. Investors currently get essentially the same voting advice if they are broadly diversified or if their investments are highly concentrated. That doesn’t make sense if they are attempting to use their votes to enhance their financial returns. It also may not make sense strategically, even if they are concerned […]

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SSRN Research on Corporate Governance

SSRN, the Social Science Research Network, is one of the best sources for academic research on corporate governance. What follows are brief highlights from four recent papers in corporate governance related topics. You may find SSRN research on corporate governance of interest. Does Corporate Governance Quality Affect Analyst Coverage? Evidence from the Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) Chintrakarn, […]

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The Social Value of Shareholder Value

The most recent issue of Corporate Governance: An International Review has plenty to digest. I found The Social Value of Shareholder Value to be especially interesting. Also available at SSRN. Randall Morck, The Social Value of Shareholder Value (May 2014). Corporate Governance: An International Review, Vol. 22, Issue 3, pp. 185-193, 2014. The Review is the only journal to take […]

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Maximizing Shareholder Value: The Workaround from Bartley J. Madden

One of my favorite independent thinkers is Lynn Stout.  Last year I reviewed her excellent book, The Shareholder Value Myth: How Putting Shareholders First Harms Investors, Corporations, and the Public, which makes the point that “U.S. corporate law does not, and never has, required directors of public corporations to maximize shareholder value.” I ended with the […]

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Video Friday – Corporate Speech: The Role of Corporations in Lobbying and Influencing Policy

Moderator: Jesse Eisinger, reporter at ProPublica, covering Wall Street and finance. Panelists: Martin Redish, NU Law; Robert A. Weinberger, Senior Fellow, Aspen Institute Initiative on Financial Security; former VP Government Relations, H&R Block; Chairman, Center for Responsive Politics; Lynn Stout, Cornell Law; Nell Minow, founder of GMI Ratings and co-founder and editor of the Corporate […]

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