Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance

Rock Center Overview

The Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance is a joint initiative of Stanford Law School and the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. 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.



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.


The Rock Center Working Paper Series offers an e-library of research papers and abstracts on corporate governance topics.


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


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Read about Professor David Larcker and Brian Tayan’s second edition of Corporate Governance Matters.

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, Directors’ College for Venture-Backed Company Directors, the Stanford Senior Executive Leadership Program in Hong Kong, the Stanford-Rotman Corporate Governance Day in Canada, and Directors’ College programs in Brazil, Chile, and Mexico.

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559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA 94305