Inaugural Philip Brown Public Lecture

Event Date: 
07 October 2013
UWA Business School
Wesfarmers Lecture Theatre (Ground Floor)

CPA Australia, UWA and Curtin Business School

Inaugural Philip Brown Public Lecture

Shareholder votes and the Boardroom

CPA Australia, together with the UWA Business School and Curtin Business School, presents the inaugural Philip Brown Public Lecture in Accounting with Professor Ralph Walking.

Corporate directors are the direct representatives of shareholders in the boardroom, yet little is known about the process of electing directors and in particular, the impact of shareholder votes. In a sample of over 2500 director elections Professor Walkling explores several questions:
• What is the role of firm performance, corporate governance and director performance on shareholder votes?
• How do directors respond to lower votes?
• What is the role of advisory services such as Institutional Shareholders Services?
• And finally, do votes matter?

The results are at the same time reassuring, troubling and surprising. This presentation will be relevant to both academic and practicing accountants and company directors.

Professor Ralph Walkling is Visiting Professor at the UWA Business School, Founder and Director of the Centre for Corporate Governance Stratakis Chair in Corporate Governance and Professor of Finance at Drexel University in Philadelphia.
Date & Time: 7 October 2013 - 18:00-19:00 Hours
Venue: UWA Business School, Wesfarmers Lecture Theatre (Ground Floor)
RSVP: by Monday 30 September

CPA Australia & UWA
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