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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  

Luis Manuel Calleja: "Muchas pymes gallegas no quieren crecer para no complicar la gestión" 

Date: 15/11/2017 Author(s): El Faro de Vigo Interviewee(s): Calleja, Luis Manuel Document type: Interview Tras ocupar puestos de dirección en el sector financiero y en la industria, Luis Manuel Calleja se encarga, desde hace 11 años, de trasladar esos conocimientos a los alumnos del IESE Business School, centro universitario en el que es profesor extraordinario de Dirección Estratégica. Ayer acudió a Santiago de Compostela y al Círculo de Empresarios de ... More information  

Conflict Between Controlling Family Owners and Minority Shareholders: Much Ado About Nothing? 

Date: 01/11/2017 Author(s): Martin, Geoffrey; Gómez-Mejía, Luis R.; Berrone, Pascual; Makri, Marianna Editor(s): Cátedra Schneider Electric de Sostenibilidad y Estrategia Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) We examine the unique nature of conflict between controlling family owners and minority shareholders (principal?principal conflict) in publicly traded family controlled firms through examining shareholder proposals. Implicit in prior governance and family business research has been that nonfamily shareholders are likely to be in conflict with the dominant ... More information   Read related article

El papel de la mujer en los consejos de administración de las empresas cotizadas españolas 

Date: 23/10/2017 Author(s): Tàpies, Josep; Marchal, Marc Editor(s): Cátedra de Empresa Familiar Document type: Study and Monograph ¿Cuál es el grado de presencia de mujeres en los consejos de administración de las empresas cotizadas familiares y no familiares en España? El presente informe analiza 71 compañías seleccionadas que cotizaron de manera ininterrumpida en el mercado continuo español entre los años 2004 y 2015 para tratar de dar respuesta a esta pregunta y confirmar el ... More information   Read related article

Antoni's Gaudí's Creativity 

Date: 11/10/2017 Author(s): Massague, Mireia; Figuerola, Pere Jordi; Rosich, Marc; Nueno, José Luis Document type: Technical Note Innovation, creativity, technology ... in service of people. These are the bases of both Antoni Gaudí's citizen science and his architectural oeuvre. Beyond the label of architect, Gaudí left a legacy still applicable today in many disciplines, from ergonomic design to business management. He was a pioneer, ahead of his time, innovative in work processes, ... 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 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
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