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Board meeting frequency and firm performance
Abstract For 307 firms over the 1990–1994 period, I find that board meeting frequency is related to corporate governance and ownership characteristics in a manner that is consistent with contractingExpand
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The Association between Corporate Boards, Audit Committees, and Management Earnings Forecasts: An Empirical Analysis
We study how corporate boards and audit committees are associated with voluntary financial disclosure practices, proxied here by management earnings forecasts. We find that in firms with moreExpand
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Length of Board Tenure and Outside Director Independence
I posit and test two competing views on the significance of outside director tenure lengths; the "expertise" hypothesis suggesting that extended board service time is a sign of director commitment,Expand
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Audit Committees, Boards, and the Quality of Reported Earnings*
I use data on 252 U.S. firms between 1994 and 2000 to study the relationship between audit committees and boards of directors with financial reporting quality. I initially document several changes inExpand
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Abstract This study examines the relationship between board structure with firm performance in the UK by employing data from 250 publicly traded firms. Consistent with general findings from the USA,Expand
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Stakeholder Pressures And Environmental Performance
We examine the connection between the internal heterogeneity of stakeholder groups and the resource dependence dynamics characterizing their relationships with firms. Empirically, we test how this ...
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Corporate boards and outside stakeholders as determinants of environmental litigation
Each year, hundreds of firms are prosecuted for violating environmental laws and hundreds of millions of dollars in penalties are assessed. At the same time, a much larger number of firms escape theExpand
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Board structure and the informativeness of earnings
This study draws on prior research on corporate governance and examines whether the informativeness of earnings, proxied by the earnings - returns relationship, varies with the fraction of outsideExpand
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Further Evidence on Compensation Committee Composition as a Determinant of CEO Compensation
I use more than 1,500 firm-year observations for 271 US firms between 1991-1997 to examine the relation between insider membership in compensation committees and CEO pay. I find a steady decline inExpand
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The Nature of Board Nominating Committees and Their Role in Corporate Governance
This study examines the association between the employment and composition of nominating committees with board and ownership characteristics. First, the results suggest that the likelihood of using aExpand
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