Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance

About Us

The Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance is a joint initiative of Stanford Law School and Stanford Graduate School of Business. The Center was created to advance the understanding and practice of corporate governance in a cross-disciplinary environment where leading academics, business leaders, policy makers, practitioners and regulators can meet and work together. The Center is led by outstanding Faculty with active collaboration from its Advisory Board.

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Research

The Rock Center provides an environment focused on innovation and collaboration, drawing on the world-class resources of Stanford University, and serves as a focal point for sustained empirical research. The Center’s research applies rigorous methods to understand the performance consequences of corporate governance by taking an in-depth and interdisciplinary look at the inner workings of corporate boards, regulators, institutional investors, consultants, and others involved in the governance process.

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The Rock Center Working Paper Series offers an e-library of research papers and abstracts on corporate governance topics. This continuously updated library is accessible through the Social Science Research Network (SSRN).

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Clearinghouse, a collaboration with Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, operates as a database, a repository of original source documents, and a supplier of analytics relating to the enforcement of the FCPA.

The Securities Class Action Clearinghouse (SCAC), a collaboration with Cornerstone Research, provides detailed information related to the prosecution, defense, and settlement of federal class action securities fraud litigation. The SCAC team maintains a filings database of more than 5,000 securities class action lawsuits filed since the passage of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.

 

 

The Corporate Governance Research Initiative develops insights into the practice of corporate governance to advance intellectual understanding of this critical area of business management.

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Corporate executives receive equity compensation and routinely have an information advantage over public shareholders. Federal securities laws prohibit executives from trading on material nonpublic information, and companies have Insider Trading Policys to ensure compliance, but is it enough? The latest Closer Look looks at the Governance of Corporate Insider Equity Trades

The latest in the Core Concepts Series takes an in-depth look at The Principles of Corporate Governance: A Guide to Understanding Concepts of Corporate Governance.

The most recent Data Spotlight, Venture Capital and Pre-IPO Governance, looks at how this industry has grown exponentially, both in numbers of deals and deal size.

Read the latest survey from the Rock Center and Diligent Institute, entitled Stakeholders Take Center Stage: Director Views on Priorities and Society 2019.

Good Corporate Governance Is a Great Idea, But Is Anyone Practicing It? Find out in this latest Insights.

Executive Education Programs

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The Rock Center hosts several domestic and international executive education programs for directors and senior executives, including our flagship program, Stanford Directors’ College, as well as Directors’ Consortium, and the Stanford/NVCA Venture Capital Symposium.

 

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Stanford, CA 94305
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