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Does Regulating Banks' Corporate Governance Help? A Review of the Empirical Evidence 

Date: 03/03/2018 Author(s): Ormazábal, Gaizka; Duro, Miguel Document type: Chapter The financial crisis of 2007-2008 fueled the idea that corporate governance in the financial sector urgently needed reform. The perception that poor corporate governance was a primary cause of the breakdown of the financial markets prompted extensive regulatory actions around the world. However, whether and how regulating banks' corporate governance ... More information  

La creatividad en la obra de Antoni Gaudí 

Date: 11/10/2017 Author(s): Massague, Mireia; Figuerola, Pere Jordi; Rosich, Marc; Nueno, José Luis Document type: Technical Note Innovación, creatividad, tecnología... al servicio de las personas. Estas son las bases tanto de la ciencia ciudadana como de la obra arquitectónica de Gaudí. Más allá de la etiqueta de arquitecto, Gaudí dejó un legado aplicable hoy en día en múltiples disciplinas, desde el diseño ergonómico hasta la gestión empresarial. Es la figura de un pionero, ... More information  

The Power of One to Make a Difference: How Informal and Formal CEO Power Affect Environmental Sustainability 

Date: 05/10/2017 Author(s): Walls, J.; Berrone, Pascual Editor(s): Cátedra Schneider Electric de Sostenibilidad y Estrategia de Negocio Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) We theoretically discuss and empirically show how CEO power based on environmental expertise and formal influence over executives and directors, in the absence and presence of shareholder activism, spurs firms towards greener strategies. Our results support the idea that CEOs with informal power, grounded in expertise, reduce corporate environmental ... More information   Read related article

Governance Mechanisms and Effective Activism: Evidence from Shareholder Proposals on Poison Pills 

Date: 09/2017 Author(s): Giné, Mireia; Moussawi, Rabih; Sedunov, John Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) This paper studies the interaction between governance mechanisms and the effectiveness of shareholder activism by examining shareholder-initiated proposals on poison pills. After contrasting companies along their governance regime, we observe that dictatorship firms, characterized with higher number of governance provisions, are associated with more ... More information  

What Makes A Good Manager In The Public Sector? 

Date: 07/2017 Author(s): Pin Arboledas, José Ramón Document type: Non-refereed article Vision, communication and ethics - these are some of the traits required of politicians and managers in the public sector. Professor José R. Pin highlights the four essential requirements for achieving good governance, and the need for high-quality education for public sector managers. More information  

The Role of Unaffiliated Bankers on Conditional Conservatism: Evidence from IFRS Information Shock 

Date: 07/2017 Author(s): Bonetti, Pietro; Ipino, Elisabetta; Parbonetti, Antonio Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) We exploit IFRS mandatory adoption as a source of variation in the demand for conditional conservatism to examine the role of unaffiliated bankers on the level of conditional conservatism. We show that firms with unaffiliated bankers on boards of directors experience a significant increase in the level of conditional conservatism compared with ... More information  

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

Date: 05/06/2017 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 ... More information   Read related article

Valero's "Enterprise Politics": A Model of Humanistic Management and Corporate Governance 

Date: 06/2017 Author(s): Calleja, Ricardo; Melé, Domènec Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) The purpose of this paper is to present and interpret the "Enterprise Politics Model (EPM)" developed by prof. Antonio Valero, University of Navarra, Spain. The main features of Valero's philosophy of the firm and senior management can be summarized in four points: the firm as a community of persons; the firm as an intermediate social institution ... More information  

El Puerto de La Coruña 

Date: 04/05/2017 Author(s): Javaloyes Ruiz, Joaquín; Estévez Mendoza, Carlos; López Cardenete, Juan Luis Document type: Case El Puerto de A Coruña se encontraba en una encrucijada. ¿Qué opciones tenía para mejorar su situación financiera? ¿Qué nuevos tráficos podría atraer? ¿Cómo podría aumentar los tráficos existentes? ¿Cómo podrían alienarse de la mejor manera posible los intereses del Puerto y los de la Ciudad? En definitiva, ¿Cómo podía generar valor compartido con la ... More information  

Icaria Iniciatives Socials - Inout 

Date: 20/04/2017 Author(s): García Durán, Mireya; Vázquez- Dodero, Juan Carlos Document type: Case After more than 40 years of empowering social entrepreneurship projects focused on training and labor integration for people with disabilities, particularly mental disabilities, María José Pujol faces a number of challenges, primarily related to the succession of her projects, now that she is 61 years old. Analyzing the data for the company's last ... More information  
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