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.View Our Latest Newsletter Join our Mailing List Follow @stanfordrock Find us on LinkedIn
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. 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.
Among the controversies in corporate governance, perhaps none is more heated or widely debated across society than that of CEO pay. This Closer Look reviews survey data of the American public to understand their views on compensation. Pay for Performance . . . But Not Too Much Pay: The American Public’s View of CEO Pay
Would the caliber of discussion improve, and consensus on solutions be realized, if the debate on corporate governance were less loosey-goosey? Find out in the most recent Closer Look: Loosey-Goosey Governance: Four Misunderstood Terms in Corporate Governance.
The latest issue of Core Concepts focuses on the hot topic of Shareholders & Activism and includes topics such as the pros and cons of investor and CEO activism, corporate control, proxy advisors, ESG activities, dual-class shares, and more.
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 Rock Center’s 2019 U.S. Tax Survey, conducted in October, to understand the American population’s views on current and proposed tax policies.
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.