Corporate Governance

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  How to talk it out: shareholder dialogue that leads to change

Ferraro, Fabrizio; Beunza, Daniel By analyzing interactions between socially responsible shareholders and major corporations, Fabrizio Ferraro and Daniel Beunza present a model for creating common ground that can lead to real social change. Read article

  Are Spanish companies just paying lip service to gender equality?

Chinchilla, Nuria; Jimenez, Esther; Grau Grau, Marc Although most Spanish companies say they are committed to equal opportunities between men and women, only 16% have established incentives to promote them. Read article

  Corporate culture and values: How can the board set the tone?

Canals, Jordi There is a growing awareness about the importance of corporate culture. However, creating a positive culture cannot be addressed with a "check the box" compliance approach. This article provides some guidance on how boards can tackle this challenge. Read article

  Paul Polman: "We need to serve multiple stakeholders"

Canals, Jordi Paul Polman, member of IESE's International Advisory Board and until recently CEO of Unilever, reflects on corporate governance, the work of the CEO and board of directors, and the need to manage for the long term. Read article

  Corporate governance for company continuity

Tàpies, Josep A good corporate governance system should make sure a company remains competitive going forward. In the case of family businesses, that may mean asking: Under what circumstances are we willing to bring in a partner to our company or even sell some shares? Read article

  Spain lags behind Europe in terms of women on boards

Atrevia; IESE There were a few more female directors on the boards of Spanish companies last year, but women's representation continues to fall short of European averages and 2020 objectives. Read article

  Will Financial Reforms Really Help Prevent Another Financial Crisis?

Duro, Miguel; Ormazábal, Gaizka The financial crisis of 2007-2008 prompted many reforms, but their effectiveness is still under debate. Miguel Duro and Gaizka Ormazábal review the evidence to discover whether -- and how -- corporate governance reforms are working out in the financial sector. Read article

  Why the Presence of Common Shareholders in Rival Companies Looms as a Threat

Azar, José; Schmalz, Martin; Tecu, Isabel "Common ownership" is a buzzword in academic and regulatory circles these days. José Azar's paper linking common ownership to higher airline ticket prices and other negative consequences is at the center of a new debate that could profoundly affect the investment fund industry as we know it. Read article

  Does My Partnership Need a Joint Steering Committee? Premium

Reuer, Jeffrey J.; Devarakonda, Shivaram V. Non-equity alliances have become important vehicles to collaborate with external partners, particularly in the biopharmaceutical industry. In this article, the authors discuss their research on the use of joint steering committees to guide such collaborations. These committees provide benefits for companies that might otherwise run up against high levels of uncertainty and put proprietary knowledge at risk. Read article

  How Much Should a Strategic Alliance Evolve?

Jiang, Xu; Jiang, Feifei; Ariño, Africa; Peng, Mike W. Strategic alliances, like the companies that form them, must evolve to adapt to their changing environment. But what is the optimal level of adaptation? Read article
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