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Corporate Governance

Case front page A Meeting of the Minds: How do Companies Distribute Knowledge and Workload Across Board Committees?
David F Larcker, Brian Tayan and Christina Zhu
Topics: Board of directors; Board committees; Board committee overlap; Board comittees and shared knowledge; Corporate governance
Case front page Does the Composition of a Company's Shareholder Base Really Matter?
Anne Beyer, David F Larcker and Brian Tayan
Topics: Shareholder base; Shareholder investment horizon; Managing the shareholder base; Shareholder influence; Shareholder composition; Corporate governance; Long-term and short-term shareholders
Case front page Follow the Money: Compensation, Risk, and the Financial Crisis
David F Larcker, Gaizka Ormazabel, Brian Tayan and Daniel Taylor
Topics: 2008 financial crisis; Risk-taking incentives; Executive compensation; Board of directors; Risk oversight; Risk tollerance; Financial incentives; Corporate governance
Case front page Is a Powerful CEO Good or Bad for Shareholders?
David F Larcker and Brian Tayan
Topics: Corporate Governance; CEO; Leadership; Executive power; Power dynamics
Case front page Josh Hardy and the #Savejosh Army: How Corporate Risk Escalates and Accelerates Through Social Media
David F Larcker, Sarah M Larcker and Brian Tayan
Topics: Corporate governance; Social media; Monitoring; Social media; Reputation risks; Corporate risk management

E-commerce

Case front page Amazon.com: Marching Towards Profitability
Haim Mendelson Philip Meza
Topics: Internet; Electronic commerce; Content / viewer monetization
Case front page BabyCenter
Garth Saloner, A Michael Spence, Tyee Harpster and Meredith Unruh
Topics: Electronic commerce; Internet; Online retailing; International expansion; Growth strategy; Entrepreneurship
Case front page Broker.com
Haim Mendelson, Daricha Techopitayakul and Philip Meza
Topics: Financial services; Industry analysis; Investment brokers; Electronic commerce; Market segmentation; Organizational change
Case front page CheckFree
Haim Mendelson and Geoffrey Adamson
Topics: Electronic commerce; Banking industry; Data processing; Alliances; Accounting standards; Accounts payable
Case front page Cisco Systems: A Novel Approach to Structuring Entrepreneurial Ventures
Garth Saloner, A Michael Spence, James McJunkin and Todd Reynders
Topics: Spin-ins; Alliances; Telecommunications industry; Computer industry
Case front page Disintermediation in the US Auto Industry
Garth Saloner, A Michael Spence and Eric Marti
Topics: Electronic commerce; Automobile industry; Online buying services; Industry analysis; Industry structure; value of information
Case front page E-Commerce Building Blocks
Garth Saloner, A Michael Spence, Christopher Thomas and Elizabeth Urban
Topics: Electronic commerce; Entrepreneurship; Web professional services firms; Consultants; Internet data service; Venture capital
Case front page E-Markets 2000
Robert Burgelman, Garth Saloner and Christopher Thomas
Topics: Electronic markets; Market analysis; Electronic commerce; Business models; Supply chain; Information technology
Case front page Gap.com
Garth Saloner, A Michael Spence, Katherine McIntyre and Ezra Perlman
Topics: Electronic commerce; Online retailing; Channel conflict; Strategic planning; Strategic implementation
Case front page HP E-Services Solutions
Garth Saloner, Michelle Moore and Cara Snyder
Topics: Electronic commerce; Computer industry; Management of change; Strategy formulation; Strategy implementation; Organizational change
Case front page Karen Brown
Garth Saloner, A Michael Spence and Kasey Craig
Topics: Electronic commerce; Travel; Business models; Publishing industry
Case front page NetCustomer: A Global Start-up
George Foster, Antonio Davila and Geoffrey Adamson
Topics: Globalization; Customer service; Entrepreneurial finance; India; International entrepreneurial finance; Venture capital
Case front page Nike: Channel Conflict
Garth Saloner, A. Michael Spence, Katherine McIntyre and Ezra Perlman
Topics: Electronic commerce; Online retailing; Competitive decision making
Case front page Online Auctions
Garth Saloner, A Michael Spence, Katie Gray, Traie Neist and Geoffrey Adamson
Topics: Electronic commerce; Auctions; Internet
Case front page Pricing and Branding on the Internet
Garth Saloner, A Michael Spence and Kostas Sgoutas
Topics: Electronic commerce; Pricing policies; Brand management; Customer retention; Customer service
Case front page QRS Corporation
Haim Mendelson and Geoffrey Adamson
Topics:Electronic commerce; Information collection and delivery services; Retailing industry; Supply chain; Growth strategy
Case front page SAP and the Online Procurement Market
Garth Saloner, A Michael Spence and Eric Marti
Topics: Electronic commerce; Information collection and delivery services; Online procurement software; Digital marketplace; Growth strategy
Case front page Searching for Revenue on the Internet: Yahoo! Acquires Overture
Garth Saloner and Philip Meza
Topics: Internet search engine; Electronic commerce; Online advertising; Sponsored search
Case front page Siebel Systems, Inc.
Garth Saloner, A Michael Spence and Eric Marti
Topics: Electronic commerce; Customer relationship management software; Infrastructure; Software; Enterprise systems; Growth management
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Amir Goldberg, Robert E Siegel and Matthew Saucedo
Topics: Data visualisation; Technology company; Product management
Case front page Tradeweave
Garth Saloner, A Michael Spence and David Doctorow
Topics: Electronic commerce; Auctions; Information industry; Consumer goods; Demand analysis; Strategy formulation

Entrepreneurship

Case front page 2016 Search Fund Study: Selected Observations
Peter Kelly; David Dodson; Harold Irving Grousbeck, Susan Pohlmeyer and Sara Rosenthal
Topics: Search fund, Investment, Entrepreneurship, Funding, MBA, Acquisition, Private equity
Case front page Area De Conservacion Guanacaste
William P Barnett, William Durham and Carl Palmer
Topics: Environmental protection
Case front page Ashesi University
Garth Saloner and Sean Harrington
Topics: New venture; Economic development; Emerging market; Entrepreneurship; Education; University; College; Ghana; Africa; Ashesi
Case front page Bozeman, Montana & The Yellowstone Business Partnership
William P Barnett and Dave Boennighausen
Topics: Economic development; Non-profit organizations; Environmental protections Business & society; Economic growth; Business philosophy
Case front page Creating Qualcomm (A)
William P Barnett and Gary Mekikian
Topics: Telecommunications; Wireless communication; Technology;Technological change; Standardization; Barriers to entry
Case front page Databank
Garth Saloner and Sean Harrington
Topics: New venture; Economic development; Emerging market; Entrepreneurship; Capital markets; Brokerage; Asset management; Ghana; Africa; Databank
Case front page Endeavor
Garth Saloner and Sean Harrington
Topics: New venture; Economic development; Emerging markets; Entrepreneurship; Entrepreneur
Case front page Establishing Network Appliance (A)
William P Barnett and Lauren Dutton
Topics: Computer systems; Entrepreneurial management; Marketing channels; Organizational development; Strategy formulation
Case front page Equity Bank (A)
Garth Saloner and Bethany Coates
Topics: Equity; Equity bank; Microfinance; Kenya; Strategy
Case front page Facebook
William P Barnett, Ziad Mokhtar, Gabriel Tavridis, Mike Harkey
Topics: Entrepreneurs; High technology; Networks; Software; Venture capital; World Wide Web
Case front page Facebook (B)
William P Barnett, Ziad Mokhtar and Gabriel Tavridis
Topics: Entrepreneurship; Internet; Growth strategy; Product development; Technology
Case front page Facebook in 2011
William P Barnett and Arar Han
Topics: Social media; Digital media; Platform; Valuation; Advertising; Facebook; Social network; Silicon Valley
Case front page Guidestar: Data as a Tool for Non-Profit Transformation
Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen and Sarah Murray
Topics: Non-profit, Philanthropy, Data, Social Impact, Education, Transparency, Evaluation, Accountability
Case front page Hand in Hand, India
Garth Saloner, Annie Adams, Sarah Garrett, and Whit Keuer
Topics: Non-profit organizations; Community development; Women executives; Women in business; Strategic planning; Globalization; Sustainability
Case front page Laura and John Arnold Foundation: Addressing the Root Cause of Persistent Problems
Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen and Sarah Murray
Topics: Policy, Philanthropy, Data, Public Finance, Social Impact, Education, Criminal Justice
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Michael & Susan Dell Foundation: Technology Enables Social Impact
Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen and Sarah Murray
Topics: Technology, Philanthropy, Data, Microfinance, Social Impact, Education, Evaluation
 
Case front page Montebello Capital
William P Barnett and Janet Feldstein
Topics: Business growth; Entrepreneurship; Ethics; Valuation
Case front page Montebello Capital (B)
William P Barnett and Brad Wolfe
Topics: Acquisitions; Constructive conflict; Employee attitude; Employee morale; Entrepreneurship; Ethics; Growth strategy; Industry analysis; Logistics; Management styles;
Negotiations; Partnerships; Risk; Risk management
Case front page Network Appliance (B)
William P Barnett, Jamie Earle, Lauren Dutton and Stephen Henkenmeier
Topics: Technology market; Rapid growth
Case front page Network Appliance (C): The Growth of Network Appliance
William P Barnett, Charles A Holloway, Jamie Earle and Jeffrey Eisen
Topics: Computer systems; Distribution channels; Entrepreneurial management; Organizational development; Strategy formulation
Case front page Network Appliance (D)
William P Barnett, Charles A Holloway and Jamie Earle
Topics: Technology market; Rapid growth
Case front page Search Fund Study - 2001: Selected Observations and Investor Return Analysis
Harold Irving Grousbeck and Christopher S Flanagan
Topics: Search fund; Investment; Acquisition; Return
Case front page Search Funds - 2003: What has changed since 2001?
Harold Irving Grousbeck and Mu Y Li
Topics: Search fund; Entrepreneurship
Case front page Search Funds - 2005: Selected Observations
Harold Irving Grousbeck and Mike Harkey
Topics: Entrepreneurship; Entrepreneurs; Entrepreneurial finance; Leveraged buyouts; Acquisitions
Case front page Search Funds - 2007: Selected Observations
Harold Irving Grousbeck and Sean Harrington
Topics: Entrepreneurship; Private equity; Entrepreneur; Search fund; Acquisition; Raising a funds
Case front page Search Funds - 2009: Selected Observations
Harold Irving Grousbeck, Lisa Sweeney, Tjarko Leifer and Aimee Leifer
Topics: Search fund; Search fund model; Entrepreneurship through acquisition; Pledge fund; Entrepreneurial acquisition; Searcher; Search fund principal; Search fund entrepreneur; Search fund investor
Case front page Shonaquip
Garth Saloner and Jessica Jackley
Topics: Business growth; Business marketing; Entrepreneurs; Entrepreneurship; Growth strategy; South Africa; Health; Family-owned business; Social issues
Case front page Silkor Laser Medical Center
Garth Saloner, Jessica Jackley, Riad Dimechkie, and Carla Sayegh
Topics: Business growth; Business marketing; Entrepreneurs; Entrepreneurship; Growth strategy; Middle East; Political risk; Family-owned business
Case front page Skoll Foundation
Laura K Arrillaga and Victoria Chang
Topics: Topics: Private foundation; Capacity building; Knowledge management; Social entrepreneurship; Strategy development
Case front page SkyStream Networks, INC (A)
William P Barnett, Andrea M Higuera and Aimee Noelle Swanson
Topics: Broadcasting industry; Downsizing; Entrepreneurship; Equipment; Financing; High technology; Networking; Product development; Silicon Valley
Case front page SkyStream Networks, INC (B)
William P Barnett, Andrea M Higuera and Aimee Noelle Swanson
Topics: Broadcasting industry; Downsizing; Entrepreneurship; Equipment; Financing; High technology; Networking; Product development
Case front page User-Generated Content Systems at Intuit (A)
William P Barnett and Sara Gaviser Leslie
Topics: User-generated content; Crowdsourcing; Entrepreneurship; Market research; Customer experiences; Product development; Taxes; User contribution systems; Web 2.0
Case front page User-Generated Content Systems at Intuit (B)
William P Barnett and Sara Gaviser Leslie
Topics: User-generated content; Crowdsourcing; Entrepreneurship; Market research; Customer experiences; Product development; Taxes; User contribution systems; Web 2.0
Case front page Volantis
William P Barnett and Mike Harkey
Topics: Telecommunications; Organizational structure; Organizational design; Technological change; Venture capital; United Kingdom

Ethics and Social Responsibility

Case front page A Meeting of the Minds: How do Companies Distribute Knowledge and Workload Across Board Committees?
David F Larcker, Brian Tayan and Christina Zhu
Topics: Board members of directors; Board of committees; Board committee overlap; Board committees and shared knowledge; Corporate governance
Case front page Are Current CEOs the Best Board Members?
David F Larcker and Brian Tayan
Topics: Board members; CEO
Case front page Berkshire Hathaway: The Role of Trust in Governance
David F Larcker and Brian Tayan
Topics: Corporate governance; Free case; Management integrity; Risk management; Governance structure
Case front page CEO Health Disclosure at Apple: A Public or Private Matter?
David F Larcker and Brian Tayan
Topics: CEO succession; Disclosure & transparency; Free case; Enterprise risk
Case front page CEO Succession Planning: Who's Behind Door Number One?
David F Larcker and Brian Tayan
Topics: Corporate governance; Board of Directors; Free case; Disclosure; Succession planning
Case front page Director Networks: Good for the Director, Good for Shareholders
David F Larcker and Brian Tayan
Topics: Equity; Equity bank; Microfinance; Kenya; Strategy
Case front page Do ISS Voting Recommendations Create Shareholder Value?
David F Larcker and Brian Tayan
Topics: Proxy advisory firms; Institutional shareholder voting; Free case; Stock option exchanges; Proxy voting
Case front page Financial Manipulation: Words Don't Lie
David F Larcker and Brian Tayan
Topics: Disclosure; Transparency; Linguistic studies; Corporate governance; Free case; Accounting restatements
Case front page Fixed or Contingent: How Should ‘Governance Monitors’ Be Paid?
David F Larcker and Brian Tayan
Topics: Corporate governance; Executive compensation; Executive pay; Fixed or contingent pay; General counsel; Governance monitors
Case front page A Historical Look at Compensation and Disclosure: Cool and Refreshing!
David F Larcker and Brian Tayan
Topics: Corporate governance; Disclosure; Compensation; Proxy statements; Free case
Case front page Leadership Challenges at Hewlett-Packard: Through the Looking Glass
David F Larcker and Brian Tayan
Topics: CEO succession planning; Board of directors decision making; Corporate governance; Strategy and risk
Case front page Lehman Brothers: Peeking under the Board Facade
David F Larcker and Brian Tayan
Topics: Board of Directors; Board structure; Corporate governance; Free case; Regulatory oversight
Case front page Lululemon: A Sheer Debacle In Risk Management
David F Larcker, Sarah M Larcker and Brian Tayan
Topics: Social media; Social media onitoring, Corporate risk management; reputational risk and Corporate governance
Case front page Pledge (and Hedge) Allegiance to the Company
David F Larcker and Brian Tayan
Topics: Executive compensation; Free case; Equity pledging; Hedging; Equity hedging; Pledging
Case front page Pro Forma Earnings: What's Wrong with GAAP?
David F Larcker and Brian Tayan
Topics: Financial reporting; Free case; Non-GAAP accounting; Corporate governance; Financial statements; GAAP; Transparency
Case front page Risk Management Breakdown at AXA Rosenberg: The Curious Case of a Quant Manager Trusted Too Much
David F Larcker and Brian Tayan
Topics: Corporate governance; Free case; Ratings; Proxy access; Proxy voting
Case front page RiskMetrics: Uninvited Guest at the Equity Table
David F Larcker and Brian Tayan
Topics: Risk management; Board of directors oversight; Agency theory; Governance structure; Personality factors; Separation and control; Corporate governance
Case front page Proxy Access: A Sheep, or Wolf in Sheep's Clothing?
David F Larcker and Brian Tayan
Topics: Corporate governance; Free case; Proxy access; Shareholder democracy
Case front page Scarlet Letter: Are the CEOs and Directors of Failed Companies 'Tainted'?
David F Larcker and Brian Tayan
Topics: CEO; Board members; Failed companies
Case front page Sensitivity of CEO Wealth to Stock Price: A New Tool for Assessing Pay for Performance
David F Larcker and Brian Tayan
Topics: Corporate governance; Free case; Compensation; Risk management; Pay for performance
Case front page Separation Anxiety: The Impact of CEO Divorce on Shareholders
Allan McCall, David F Larcker and Brian Tayan
Topics: CEO divorce; Disclosure & transparency; Executive divorce
Case front page Seven Myths of Corporate Governance
David F Larcker and Brian Tayan
Topics: Executive compensation; Board of Directors; CEO succession; Say-on-pay; Corporate governance research; Corporate governance; Governance structure; Pay for performance; Corporate governance regulations; Corporate governance best practices
Case front page Seven Myths of Executive Compensation
David F Larcker and Brian Tayan
Topics: Corporate governance; Pay for performance; Corporate governance research; Corporate governance practices; Incentives; Say-on-pay; Pay equity; Executive compensation
Case front page Shareholder Lawsuits: Where is the Line Between Legitimate and Frivolous?
David F Larcker and Brian Tayan
Topics: Executive compensation; Proxy voting; Shareholder lawsuits; Freecase; Corporate governance; Say-on-pay; Shareholder litigation
Case front page Sneak Preview: How ISS Dictates Equity Plan Design
Ian D Gow, David F Larcker, Allan McCall and Brian Tayan
Topics: Corporate governance; Proxy advisors; Institutional investors proxy votes; Proxy advisory firms
Case front page Sudden Death of a CEO: Are Companies Prepared When Lightning Strikes?
David F Larcker and Brian Tayan
Topics: Corporate governance; Boards role in succession planning; CEO succession planning
Case front page Ten Myths of 'Say On Pay'
David F Larcker, Allan McCall, Gaizka Ormazabel and Brian Tayan
Topics: Corporate governance; Say-on-pay; Executive compensation; Shareholder; Executive pay
Case front page The Handpicked CEO Successor
David F Larcker, Stephen A Miles and Brian Tayan
Topics: Corporate governance; CEO; Successor
Case front page The Resignation of David Sokol: Mountain or Molehill for Berkshire Hathaway?
David F Larcker and Brian Tayan
Topics: Corporate governance; Free case; Warren Buffett; Insider trading; Berkshire Hathaway; David Sokol
Case front page The NCAA Adopts 'Dodd-Frank': A Fable
David F Larcker and Brian Tayan
Topics: NCAA; Governance provisions; Dodd-Frank
Case front page Tesla Motors: The Evolution of Governance from Inception to IPO
David F Larcker and Brian Tayan
Topics: Executive compensation; Board of Directors; Tesla Motors; Governance structure; Corporate governance; IPO; Free case; Anti-takeover protections
Case front page Trust: The Unwritten Contract in Corporate Governance
David F Larcker and Brian Tayan
Topics: Corporate culture; High-trust organizations; Governance structure; Organizational trust
Case front page Union Activism: Do Union Pension Funds Act Solely in the Interest of Beneficiaries?
David F Larcker and Brian Tayan
Topics: Shareholder activism; Freecase; Retirement assets; Union pensions funds; Corporate governance; Proxy process; Shareholder proposals
Case front page What Does It Mean for an Executive to 'Make' $1 Million?
David F Larcker, Brian Tayan and Allan McCall
Topics: Corporate governance; Executive compensation; Earned versus realized pay; Black Scholes
Case front page What is CEO Talent Worth?
David F Larcker, Brian Tayan and Usman Liaqat
Topics: Executive compensation; CEO pay; Pay for performance; Incentives
Case front page
Where Experts Get it Wrong: Independence vs Leadership in Corporate Governance
David F Larcker and Brian Tayan
Topics: Corporate governance; CEO and executive leadership; CEO personality; CEO-Chairman quality
 
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