Corporate Governance

Researchers in the Corporate Governance cluster study the systems, processes, structures, and frameworks used to control and direct any corporation (for-profit and non-profit) in the best interests of all stakeholders. Stakeholders are not limited to shareholders and employees, but also include customers, suppliers, government, the community, and many more. Faculty study the legal, regulatory, and ethical environment that set the stage for governance. They examine how the internal and external mechanisms of corporate governance provide incentives to management to balance the interests of all stakeholders; how corporate social responsibility affects firm performance, value, risk, and policies; how employee voice, non-mandatory behaviors and other forms of citizenship in the workplace impact organizational outcomes; and, how the development of leadership affects stakeholders. Researchers have training in economics, finance, human resource management, industrial relations, psychology, and statistics, and their research interests are deeply rooted in social science.

Selected Faculty Research

Switzer, Lorne, Jun Wang, and Yajing Zhang (forthcoming). Effect of Corporate Governance on Default Risk in Financial vs. Non-Financial Firms: Canadian Evidence. Canadian Journal of Administrative Science.

Chakraborty, A. and Shahbaz Sheikh (2015). The pressure to perform: option compensation and forced CEO turnover. International Journal of Business, 20(4), 308-325.

Schermer, J. A., Petrides, K. V., & Vernon, P. A. (2015). On the genetic and environmental correlations between trait emotional intelligence and vocational interest factors. Twin Research and Human Genetics, 18(2), 134-137.

Byrne, A., Dionisi, A., Barling, J., Akers, A., Robertson, J.L., Lys, R., Dupre, K.E., & Wylie, J. (2014). The depleted leader: The influence of leaders' diminished psychological resources on leadership behaviors. The Leadership Quarterly, 25, 344-357.

Chakraborty, A., Rzakhanov, and Shahbaz Sheikh (2014). Antitakeover provisions, managerial entrenchment and firm innovation. Journal of Economics and Business, 72, 30-43.

Chakraborty, A. and Shahbaz Sheikh (2014). Corporate governance and firm innovation: when and how governance matters? The International Journal of Finance, 26(4), 360-380.

Robertson, J.L., & Barling, J. (2014). Lead well, be well: Leadership behaviors influence employee well-being. In P. Chen & C.L. Cooper (Eds.) Well-being: A Complete Reference Guide. London: Wiley-Blackwell.

Robertson, J.L., & Barling J. (2014). Corporate social responsibility and psychologically healthy workplaces. In A. Day, E.K. Kelloway & J. Hurrell (Eds.) Workplace Well-Being: Building Positive & Psychologically Healthy Workplaces. London: Wiley-Blackwell.

Sayce, S., Weststar, J. & Verma, A. (2014). The recruitment and selection of pension trustees: An integrative approach. Human Resource Management Journal, 24(3), 307-322.

Brou, Daniel and Michele Ruta (2013). Rent Seeking, Market Structure and Growth. Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 115(3), 878-901.

Schermer, J. A., & MacDougall, R. (2013).  A general factor of personality, social desirability, cognitive ability, and the Survey of Work Styles in an employment selection setting.  Personality and Individual Differences, 54(1), 141-144.

Switzer, Lorne and Jun Wang (2013). Default Risk Estimation, Bank Credit Risk and Corporate Governance. Financial Markets, Institutions and Instruments, 22, 91-112.

Switzer, Lorne and Jun Wang (2013). Default Risk and Corporate Governance in Financial vs. Non-Financial Firms. Risk and Decision Analysis, 4, 243-253.

Sheikh, Shahbaz (2012). Do CEO compensation incentives affect firm innovation? Review of Accounting and Finance, 11(1), 4-39.

Chakraborty, A. and Shahbaz Sheikh (2010). Antitakeover amendments and managerial entrenchment: new evidence from investment policy and CEO compensation. Quarterly Journal of Finance and Accounting 49 (1), 81-103

Legault, M. J. & Weststar, J. (2015). The Capacity for Mobilization in Project-Based Cultural Work: A Case of the Video Game Industry. Canadian Journal of Communication, 40(2): 203-221.

Peticca-Harris, A., Weststar, J. & McKenna, S. (2015). The perils of project-based work: Attempting resistance to extreme work conditions in video game development. Organization, 22(4): 570-587.