Raj & Kamla Gupta Governance Institute

Transformative Insights

Director Appointments: It Is Who You Know

Research at Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business points out that professional networks are powerful channels to achieve diverse Boards of Directors.

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Investors' Attention to Corporate Governance

A study at Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business shows that research conducted by investors on the governance of companies in their portfolios puts pressure on those companies to make value-increasing changes.

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Mutual Fund Investments in Private Firms

The number of publicly listed companies has decreased. Strikingly, at the same time, private companies are increasingly raising funding from investors who traditionally focused only on public companies.

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Uncovering the Hidden Impact of Loans and Creditors

Oversight by creditors often leads to companies that violate the terms of their loan covenants performing better in the long run.

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Symmetry in Pay for Luck

Research at Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business dispels the widely-accepted view that executive compensation rewards chief executive officers for good luck, but does not penalize them for bad luck to the same extent.

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Acquisitions and Funding Conditions

A study at Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business shows that greater availability of capital funding in the U.S. economy increases the number of small bidders in the market for M&A and affects the relative quality of bids.

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Incentivizing Financial Regulators

A researcher at Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business finds a novel link between the organizational design of regulators and their enforcement actions.

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Prejudice in the Workplace and Firm Revenue

A researcher from Indiana University demonstrates that when a job-search website reports one incident of racial prejudice in a firm, foot- traffic drops by 3 to 4 percentage points

Racial discrimination in the workplace by VectorJuice