Millstein Center for Corporate Governance and Performance Launches eNewsletter
The Millstein Center for Corporate Governance and Performance has launched an eNewsletter that gathers recent scholarship by faculty and staff, while previewing upcoming corporate governance events at the Center and around the world.
In the debut issue, Ira M. Millstein, the senior associate dean for corporate governance at Yale SOM, studies the transformation of the global capital markets in recent years, focusing on the rapid increase in investors and their impact on how the modern corporation is run. Stephen Davis, the Center’s project director, details the roundtables the Center has convened over the past year, which have shined a light on the growing influence of speculative funds — hedge funds and private equity — and the emergence in recent years of sovereign wealth funds. And Jonathan Koppell, the center's faculty director, reports on important research projects completed and underway. There is also a description of a new course, Governing the Corporation, which Millstein is teaching at SOM with Anne Simpson, executive director of the International Corporate Governance Network and lecturer at the School of Management.
The eNewsletter also includes announcements of conferences and calls for papers. On June 9-10, the Center will once again hold its annual conference, with panels addressing technology and corporate governance, how investors and their agents make voting decisions, and whether increased global competition really mean a loss of competitiveness for U.S. corporations.
“The Center’s eNewsletter is a great way to tell the corporate governance community about some of the important projects and issues the Center is undertaking,” said Millstein. “The Center team has done more since the Center was founded in June of 2006 than I even hoped we could accomplish. We’re doing great research, we have dedicated faculty and staff, and very engaged advisory board members and partners.”
The eNewsletter also includes a request for nominations for a new list of “rising stars of corporate governance,” a calendar of upcoming global events, and calls for paper submissions exploring the relationship between the evolution of capital markets and corporate governance.