2023 Corporate Governance Symposium

Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance and ECGI 

2023 Corporate Governance Symposium

  • 17 March 2023
  • University of Delaware, Newark, USA

2023 Corporate Governance Symposium
 and
John L. Weinberg/IRRCi Research Paper Award Competition

University of Delaware Lerner College of Business & Economics
Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance and ECGI 

Friday, 17 March 2023 | 08:45 – 16:15 EDT | 13:45 – 21:15 CET

Location: University of Delaware, Newark, USA

 

ABOUT THE EVENT

The John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance and the Department of Finance at the Lerner College of Business & Economics at the University of Delaware hosted an in-person Academic Symposium in collaboration with the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) on Friday, 17 March 2023. The University of Delaware is located in Newark, Delaware, 40 minutes from the Philadelphia International Airport.

Academics and Practitioners were invited to submit papers by 18 November 2022 for consideration. All submissions related to corporate governance were welcomed. Two of the papers selected will each receive the 2023 John L. Weinberg/IRRCi Research Paper Award and a $10,000 prize. Details of past year's programme and award winners are available here.

This research competition is the successor to the IRRCi Investor Research Paper Award, a prominent award garnering significant attention amongst the investment community, academia and policymakers. The John L. Weinberg/IRRCi Research Paper Award, as its predecessor did, highlights innovative research.

Please note that the selection of winners/finalists, if any, is at the sole discretion of the John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance. The Weinberg Center fully awarded two $10,000 prizes.

Conference Location: Clayton Conference Center (U. of Delaware), 100 David Hallowell Dr., Newark, DE 19716

General inquiries regarding the competition or the Symposium should be directed to Louisa Cresson at Weinberg-corp-gov@udel.edu.

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Friday, 17 March 2023 | 08:00 EDT (13:00 CET)

08:00

Breakfast

09:00

Session 1 | Chaired by

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Proxy Exempt Solicitation Campaigns

Time:
21:09h

Paper: Proxy Exempt Solicitation Campaigns
Authors: Dipesh Bhattarai (Tennessee), Brian Blank (Mississippi State), Tingting Liu (Iowa State), Kathryn Schumann-Foster (SEC), Tracie Woidtke (Tennessee)
 

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The Perils and Questionable Promise of ESG-based Compensation

Time:
21:09h

Paper: The Perils and Questionable Promise of ESG-based Compensation
Authors: Lucian A. Bebchuk (Harvard Law), Roberto Tallarita (Harvard Law)
 

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11:30

Fast and Furious Session | Chaired by

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CEO Activism and Firm Value

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21:09h

Paper: CEO Activism and Firm Value
Authors: Anahit Mkrtchyan (UMass-Amherst), Jason Sandvik (Arizona), Vivi Z. Zhu (Southern Methodist)
 

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Corporate DEI Culture Spillover

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Corporate DEI Culture Spillover

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21:09h

Paper: Corporate DEI Culture Spillover
Authors: Xiao Cen (Texas A&M), Yue Qiu (Temple), Tracy Yue Wang (Minnesota) 
 

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Do Employees Have Useful Information About Firms’ ESG Practices?

Growth-promoting Bonuses and Mergers and Acquisitions

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Growth-promoting Bonuses and Mergers and Acquisitions

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21:09h

Paper: Growth-promoting Bonuses and Mergers and Acquisitions
Authors: Tor-Erik Bakke (U. of Illinois – Chicago), Mathias Kronlund (Tulane), Hamed Mahmudi (Delaware), Aazam Virani (Arizona)

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12:30

Lunch Break

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Socially Responsible Divestment

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21:09h

Paper: Socially Responsible Divestment
Authors: Alex Edmans (LBS), Doron Levit (U. Washington), Jan Schneemeier (Indiana University)

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Proxy Voting and the Rise of ESG

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21:09h

Paper: Proxy Voting and the Rise of ESG
Authors: Patrick Bolton (Imperial College), Enrichetta Ravina (Chicago Fed), Howard Rosenthal (NYU), Chris Tausanovitch (UCLA)
 

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16:10

Concluding Remarks

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Session 1 | Chaired by

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09:00h

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Proxy Exempt Solicitation Campaigns

Time:
21:09h

Paper: Proxy Exempt Solicitation Campaigns
Authors: Dipesh Bhattarai (Tennessee), Brian Blank (Mississippi State), Tingting Liu (Iowa State), Kathryn Schumann-Foster (SEC), Tracie Woidtke (Tennessee)
 

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Video: 

Conflicting Fiduciary Duties and Fire Sales of VC-backed Start-ups

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Session 2 | Chaired by

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10:40h

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The Perils and Questionable Promise of ESG-based Compensation

Time:
21:09h

Paper: The Perils and Questionable Promise of ESG-based Compensation
Authors: Lucian A. Bebchuk (Harvard Law), Roberto Tallarita (Harvard Law)
 

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Fast and Furious Session | Chaired by

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11:30h

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CEO Activism and Firm Value

Time:
21:09h

Paper: CEO Activism and Firm Value
Authors: Anahit Mkrtchyan (UMass-Amherst), Jason Sandvik (Arizona), Vivi Z. Zhu (Southern Methodist)
 

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Conference Documents

Corporate DEI Culture Spillover

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Corporate DEI Culture Spillover

Time:
21:09h

Paper: Corporate DEI Culture Spillover
Authors: Xiao Cen (Texas A&M), Yue Qiu (Temple), Tracy Yue Wang (Minnesota) 
 

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Do Employees Have Useful Information About Firms’ ESG Practices?

Growth-promoting Bonuses and Mergers and Acquisitions

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Growth-promoting Bonuses and Mergers and Acquisitions

Time:
21:09h

Paper: Growth-promoting Bonuses and Mergers and Acquisitions
Authors: Tor-Erik Bakke (U. of Illinois – Chicago), Mathias Kronlund (Tulane), Hamed Mahmudi (Delaware), Aazam Virani (Arizona)

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Session 3 | Chaired by

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14:00h

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Socially Responsible Divestment

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21:09h

Paper: Socially Responsible Divestment
Authors: Alex Edmans (LBS), Doron Levit (U. Washington), Jan Schneemeier (Indiana University)

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Conference Documents

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Session 4 | Chaired by

Time:
14:50h

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Proxy Voting and the Rise of ESG

Time:
21:09h

Paper: Proxy Voting and the Rise of ESG
Authors: Patrick Bolton (Imperial College), Enrichetta Ravina (Chicago Fed), Howard Rosenthal (NYU), Chris Tausanovitch (UCLA)
 

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Female Equity Analysts and Corporate Environmental and Social Performance

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Concluding Remarks

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16:10h

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