Almandoz, John; Tilcsik, András
Does a board always work best with more experts' advice? No, according to research published in the Academy of Management Journal. A study of U.S. community banks found that, when navigating uncharted waters, banks were more likely to fail if their boards were dominated by directors who were experts in banking. In fact, the riskiest decisions may be better handled when non-experts counterbalance the know-it-alls.
Antón, Miguel; Ederer, Florian; Giné, Mireia; Schmalz, Martin C.
Clinton and Trump agree on one issue: today's CEOs make too much money. CEO salaries are ballooning even where business is far from booming. New research by IESE's Miguel Antón and Mireia Giné offers compelling evidence that common ownership deserves some of the blame. Their research also indicates that the bloated-CEO-pay problem will get worse if left unchecked.
Chinchilla, Nuria; Jiménez, Esther
Why are so few women represented in corporate leadership today? This article describes the barriers to progress and suggests some of the key actions that companies can take, not only to attract, cultivate and retain female talent but to create a balanced ecosystem that benefits both men and women.