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Can Boards Afford Purpose and Sustainability During the Pandemic?

Date: 01/06/2020 Author(s): Fabrizio Ferraro Document type: Opinion Being a board member has never been harder. The Covid-19 pandemic is a once-in-a-lifetime challenge for board members and corporate leaders. As the pandemic spread, corporate leaders had to react quickly, assess how it would affect their business, and make quick but momentous decisions to keep their companies operating. More information

IESE Business School Insight, 155

Date: 01/04/2020 Author(s): IESE Insight Document type: Review What executives and directors need to know as firms increasingly look for purpose beyond profits and deal with a changing ownership environment. Four responsibilities for the board. Interviews with Amra Balic (BlackRock) and veteran board chairman Herman Daems. Ways in which technological disruption may transform corporate governance. The future of ... More information

New paradigms in purpose, ownership and engagement

Date: 01/04/2020 Author(s): IESE Insight Document type: Non-refereed article A conversation around the purpose of business was already underway when the coronavirus hit. For many, this global crisis marks a before and an after. What are the issues that executives and directors need to reflect on now, as they look for purpose beyond profits in a radically altered business environment? More information

The Mutual Friend: Dual Holder Monitoring and Firm Investment Efficiency

Date: 01/03/2020 Author(s): Miguel Antón; Luca Xianran Lin Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) We investigate the influence of simultaneous equity holding by large creditors (dual holders) on investment efficiency in U.S. public firms. Such creditors have stronger capabilities to monitor firm investment as they can influence management through both debt and equity channels. We provide evidence that dual holders increase the disciplinary effect ... More information

Thinking about Bringing in Outside Investors? Here is What You Need to Know

Date: 01/03/2020 Author(s): Jeroen Neckebrouck Document type: Opinion If your family firm is considering working with outside investors, remember that the old axiom "knowledge is power" still holds true. For example, bringing in an outside investor does not have to take the "family" out of family firm. Yet, as with any change in ownership structure, you need to consider the types of investors who are going to provide ... More information

Corporate Governance Insights #14: What are the implications of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) for corporate governance?

Date: 01/02/2020 Author(s): Document type: Newsletter This edition of Corporate Governance Insights -IESE Center for Corporate Governance's newsletter- delves into the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and its implications for corporate governance . Moreover, our newsletter provides you with news articles, rigorous research, and resources on the latest in corporate governance. More information

YouTube's Susan Wojcicki: Can She Deliver Again? (B)

Date: 01/01/2020 Author(s): Marta Villamor; Marta Elvira Document type: Case More information

Corporate Governance Insights #13: Are the Big Three's corporate governance activities contributing to reducing carbon emissions?

Date: 01/01/2020 Author(s): Document type: Newsletter This edition of Corporate Governance Insights -IESE Center for Corporate Governance's newsletter- delves into the corporate governance activity of the Big Three related to carbon emissions. Moreover, our newsletter provides you with news articles, rigorous research, and resources on the latest in corporate governance. More information

Diversity In Boards of Directors: A Synthesis and Review

Date: 01/01/2020 Author(s): Marta Elvira; Marta Villamor; Marta Elvira Document type: Technical Note In this technical note, we identify the main academic findings on gender, racial and age diversity on corporate governance along with effective methods to enhance diversity at top organizational levels. More information

Icelandair (A): An 80-Year-Old Saga

Date: 01/12/2019 Author(s): Jordan Mitchell; Pascual Berrone; Throstur Olaf Sigurjonsson Document type: Case This three-part case series considers Icelandair at a couple of key inflection points in its recent history. Case A, set in early 2017 on the airline's 80th anniversary, the airline is faced to question its strategy after its impressive seven-year run of dynamic growth and solid returns comes to a somewhat abrupt end due to extreme pricing competition ... More information
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