Corporate Governance Center Publications

2017

  1. Just What Is the Corporate Director's Job? Perspectives on the Board Member's Job Description

    September 2017 | Key Business Issues

    With the aim of fostering a common understanding among market participants, we ask different types of stakeholders to consider how the role of the director has evolved, what the current range of expectations is, and where gaps in understanding have resulted in conflict.

  2. Just What Is the Corporate Director's Job? Active Investors' Perspectives on the Board Member's Job Description

    September 2017 | Key Business Issues

    Active short-term investors see the job of a corporate director as one that is defined and dictated by the struggle between director primacy and shareholder primacy.

  3. Sharing the Lead: Examining the Causes and Consequences of Lead Independent Director Appointment

    August 2017 | Director Notes

    The power balance between the CEO and the board largely determines how and whether a lead independent director is appointed as well as what effect the appointment has on firm performance and the likelihood of CEO/chair separation.

  4. CEO and Executive Compensation Practices: 2017 Edition

    August 2017 | Key Business Issues

    Total CEO compensation in the Russell 3000 increased for the seventh consecutive year. The 2016 median total of $3,843,380 was 5.9 percent higher than in 2015 and 54.8 percent higher than in 2010. 

  5. Softening Internal Structure: Case Studies from L’Oréal, Travelex, and Haier

    August 2017 | Case Studies

    Case studies highlight how L’Oréal, Travelex, and Haier have changed their internal structures to drive digital transformation.

  6. Opening Up to Outsiders: Case Studies from Lego, GE, L’Oréal, and Haier

    August 2017 | Case Studies

    Profiles of Lego, GE, L’Oréal, and Haier show how these companies have have driven digital transformation by opening up to outsiders.

  7. Culture and Digital Transformation: Case Studies from Travelex, L’Oréal, Haier, and GE

    August 2017 | Case Studies

    In these company profiles, Travelex, L’Oreal, Haier, and GE share how they have shifted their corporate cultures to embrace digital transformation. 

  8. Blurring External Boundaries: Case Studies from L’Oréal, Travelex, and Haier

    August 2017 | Case Studies

    Company profiles from L’Oréal, Travelex, and Haier show that digital transformation enables and often requires collaboration between organizations. If necessity is the mother of invention, then digital transformation is the necessity that drives companies that were once separate, self-reliant entities to reach out to other organizations and individuals.

  9. Just What Is the Corporate Director's Job? Directors' Perspectives on the Board Member's Job Description

    August 2017 | Key Business Issues Listing

    When describing their own jobs, directors believe CEO succession planning, interactions with management, and shareholder engagement are among the most important issues.

  10. Just What Is the Corporate Director's Job?: Directors' Perspectives on the Board Member's Job Description

    August 2017 | Key Business Issues

    When describing their own jobs, directors believe CEO succession planning, interactions with management, and shareholder engagement are among the most important issues.