Welcome to the Center for Leadership and Change
Management's outline of the field of corporate
governance. In this webpage we provide an outline
of this continually developing field from an academic
perspective and present reference lists for the various
Navigating this Site
To navigate this site, please click on one of the
topics below. These links will lead you to subtopics
under that issue and then to a list of readings
on that particular subtopic. A brief description
of each topic is provided below.
Provides a general overview of the field, the
variety of perspectives that are used in this area, and published guidelines on corporate
Provides readings on a variety of factors
concerning the board including, structure, processes, and the impact of these practices on
shareholder wealth and performance.
Covers issues of CEO selection, turnover,
succession, and compensation, and the ability of the Board and/or shareholders to monitor
Concerns topics such as shareholder activism and
institutional investors, as well as the effects of ownership structure on the
Covers the market for corporate control and the
defenses used by corporations to prevent takeovers.
Provides readings with comparative perspective and
readings specific to certain countries.
Covers critiques of current practices in corporate governance, and new or alternative
approaches to corporate governance.
Includes publications and working papers by the faculty
and doctoral students of the Wharton School and other schools of the University of
Please note: The list of readings for each topic is only
representative of and not exhaustive of that field. In addition, many of the readings
provide insight on a variety of the topics in this outline, but in general, each reading
is only listed under one topic.