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Informe sobre las juntas generales de accionistas de las empresas del Ibex 35 en 2016

Date: 31/01/2017
Author(s): Pin Arboledas, José Ramón
Editor(s): IRCO - Centro Internacional de Investigación de Organizaciones
Document type: Study and Monograph

El objetivo de este informe es analizar los aspectos relativos a la comunicación con el pequeño accionista, los avances que se han realizado en este sentido impulsados por las compañías, y en qué medida se respetan los derechos e intereses de los accionistas minoritarios en las Juntas Generales Ordinarias de Accionistas. Asimismo, el informe muestra ...

Executive Gender Pay Gaps: The Roles of Female Risk Aversion and Board Representation

Date: 03/01/2017
Author(s): Giné, Mireia; Carter, Mary Ellen; Franco, Francesca

Document type: Article in Journal (refereed)

Using a large sample of executives in S&P1500 firms over 1996-2010, we document significant salary and total compensation gaps between female and male executives and explore two possible explanations for the gaps. We find support for greater female risk aversion as one contributing factor. Female executives hold significantly lower equity incentives ...

Risk Aversion, Women On Boards And The Gender Pay Gap

Date: 01/2017
Author(s): Giné, Mireia

Document type: Opinion

150 years since Susan B. Anthony advocated for equal pay in 1868, women are still earning less than men. In the United States, full-time female employees earn 79 cents to every dollar earned by male employees, resulting in a gender pay gap of 21 percent. According to the latest figures available from Eurostat, the average gender pay gap in the European ...

Pedro Nueno: "Abans el consell d'administració era un premi; ara és un òrgan de treball"

Date: 17/12/2016
Author(s): Via Empresa
Interviewee(s): Nueno, Pedro
Document type: Interview

Més enllà de la seva reconeguda tasca docent a l'Iese, a Harvard i a la Xina, on el China Club Spain acaba de premiar la seva trajectòria; Pedro Nueno (Barcelona, 1944) acumula experiències en més d'una trentena de consells d'administració a Espanya, els Estats Units i l'Amèrica Llatina. Ja sigui en empreses familiars, algunes de cotitzades a Borsa ...

The 2020 Board: The Future of Company Boards

Date: 08/11/2016
Author(s): Nueno, Pedro

Document type: Book

In fast-paced, turbulent business markets, company boards need greater agility and will find it necessary to be conscious of innovation and technological progress. They ought to encourage companies to explore and value creativity at all levels, to remove red tape from the company's culture and stimulate the entrepreneurial spirit. This book addresses ...

Josep Tàpies: "Un padre no debe dejarse llevar por las emociones para elegir a su sucesor en la empresa"

Date: 27/10/2016
Author(s): El Correo
Interviewee(s): Tàpies, Josep
Document type: Interview

La Cámara de Comercio e Industria de Álava acogerá el próximo 4 de diciembre el Foro de Empresa Familiar de las Cámaras Vascas, cuyo objetivo es informar, sensibilizar, orientar, formar y compartir experiencias y soluciones para que las familias empresarias puedan gestionar de la mejor forma posible la relación empresa-familia. La jornada contará con ...

Experts on corporate boards: more is not always better

Date: 26/10/2016
Author(s): Almandoz, John; Tilcsik, András

Document type: Non-refereed article

Expectations on corporate boards are on the rise, and directors who are experts in the company's home domain are, understandably, in high demand. Because those experts can more fully grasp all the ins and outs of difficult decisions, organisations with more experts in their boards should in principle perform better. The more experts, the better, common ...

Research: Index Funds Are Fueling Out-of-Whack CEO Pay Packages

Date: 18/10/2016
Author(s): Antón, Miguel; Ederer, Florian; Giné, Mireia; Schmalz, Martin C.

Document type: Non-refereed article

CEOs get paid handsomely. The pay of top managers has risen faster than those of other star earners. Often they're paid generously even as the firms they head underperform relative to their peers. Such performance-insensitive pay packages seem to defy both common sense and established economic theory on optimal incentives. Top management compensation ...

The Influence of Country- and Firm-level Governance on Financial Reporting Quality: Revisiting the Evidence

Date: 10/2016
Author(s): Bonetti, Pietro; Magnan, Michel L.; Parbonetti, Antonio

Document type: Article in Journal (refereed)

This paper examines how firm-level governance and country-level governance interplay in shaping financial reporting quality. Using IFRS adoption as a source of variation in firms' reporting discretion, and a large sample of European firms that mandatorily switch to the new set of standards, we find that in countries with low enforcement and weak oversight ...

The Board of 2020

Date: 10/2016
Author(s): Nueno, Pedro

Document type: Non-refereed article

Globalization, technological change and the increased pace of business are transforming companies in ways that demand a response from boards of directors. At the same time, boards' activities are increasingly regulated. With all that in mind, what traits, aptitudes and attitudes should board members have?

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