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RECOMMENDED SUMMER READING

5 ARTICLES TO TAKE YOUR BOARD


FROM GOOD TO GREAT
Rather than rehash the standard best
practice governance advice for boards,
we look at these issues in real time, based
on the real trade-offs that companies
have to make in complicated settings.
DAVID F. LARCKER, JAMES IRVIN MILLER PROFESSOR OF ACCOUNTING
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS | GSB.STANFORD.EDU/CGRI


GO BEHIND THE
SCENES THIS SUMMER
DISCOVER THE LATEST ISSUES
FACING CORPORATE BOARDS

STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS | GSB.STANFORD.EDU/CGRI


BOARD EVALUATIONS AND
BOARDROOM DYNAMICS
The boards of all publicly traded companies are required to
conduct an annual self-evaluation to determine whether they
are functioning effectively. Too often their assessments fall
short in evaluating individual performance and boardroom
culture. Learn factors to consider in board evaluations and
steps to improve boardroom performance.
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STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS | GSB.STANFORD.EDU/CGRI


FROM BOARDROOM TO C-SUITE:
WHY WOULD A COMPANY PICK A
CURRENT DIRECTOR AS CEO?
An interesting situation arises when a CEO resigns and the
board chooses neither an internal nor external candidate,
but a current board member as successor. Understand the
process by which the board makes such a decision.
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STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS | GSB.STANFORD.EDU/CGRI


AN ACTIVIST VIEW OF CEO
COMPENSATION
Activist fund ValueAct created a framework that
strips down and systematically reconstructs the
compensation figures in the annual proxy, allowing
a step-by-step evaluation of the conditions that
determine variable pay. Explore this foundation for
analyzing the scale and structure of CEO pay.
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STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS | GSB.STANFORD.EDU/CGRI


THE WELLS FARGO
CROSS-SELLING SCANDAL
We examine the tensions between corporate culture, financial
incentives, and employee conduct as illustrated by the Wells
Fargo cross-selling scandal. Learn how to maximize the
positive contribution that incentives make while minimizing
potentially negative outcomes.
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STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS | GSB.STANFORD.EDU/CGRI


SUCCESSION LOSERS:
WHAT HAPPENS TO EXECUTIVES
PASSED OVER FOR THE CEO JOB?
Shareholders pay considerable attention to the choice
of the executive selected as the new CEO. Are these
executives really better than those passed over? Explore
what happens to the executives who were not selected
and how they perform relative to those who were.
Read More

STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS | GSB.STANFORD.EDU/CGRI


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