Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance

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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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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.

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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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This is the most comprehensive and up-to-date reference for implementing and sustaining superior corporate governance. Stanford corporate governance experts David Larcker and Bryan Tayan carefully synthesize current academic and professional research, summarizing what is known and unknown, and where the evidence remains inconclusive.

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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
(650) 498-5361

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