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CCG Thought Leadership

Center for Corporate Governance

The Center for Corporate Governance within the Raj & Kamla Gupta Governance Institute explores boardrooms topics that expand the boundaries of current practitioner and academic knowledge, grounded in the latest research. Through its knowledge sharing initiatives, CCG fosters high-impact collaborations between corporate leadership, key governance experts and faculty members by providing objective, empirical evidence to previously unexplored questions facing board members and management teams in the public and private company sectors.

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Michelle Lowry, PhD, dispels the claim that ownership of rival firms by one institutional investor encourages firm coordination and decreases competition.

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To what extent do fund managers possess the ability to generate excess returns from investing in firms before they become targets for a merger or acquisition?

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A study at the LeBow College of Business shows that modest cuts in the corporate income tax rate are associated with increased M&A activity.

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A study at Drexel LeBow shows that the U.S. managerial labor market takes into account corporate social performance when assessing the quality of CEOs.

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A Drexel LeBow study shows how family funds that hold both corporate bonds and equity in a given company tend to vote at shareholder meetings.

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A study showed that two years after a rise in the state personal income tax rate, CEOs receive higher compensation to offset most increased tax liability.

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A researcher from the University of Pennsylvania showed that lenders play a role in promoting better environmental practices.

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Researchers presented an original methodology, which quantifies the regulatory costs associated with being a publicly traded company.

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A study showed that U.S. public firms whose CEO works remotely have weaker operating performance, lower firm valuation and lower approval rate of CEO policies.

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Isaac Hacamo from Indiana University demonstrated what happens when a job-search website reports one incident of racial prejudice in a firm.

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Cassandra Brown

Executive Director, Gupta Governance Institute and Office of Alumni Relations & Engagement

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