SDSU Corporate Governance Researchers

RyanDirector, SDSU Corporate Governance Institute

Lori Ryan's research focuses primarily on the intersection of business ethics and corporate governance, with a special emphasis on the roles, characteristics, and responsibilities of institutional and individual investors.

Maria Goranova and Lori Verstegen Ryan (Eds.). 2015. Shareholder Empowerment. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Maria Goranova and Lori Verstegen Ryan. 2014. "Shareholder Activism: An Interdisciplinary Review." Journal of Management. 40: 1230-1268.

Marguerite Schneider and Lori Verstegen Ryan. 2011. “Hedge Funds and Their Investor Activism: Do They Help or Hurt Other Equity Investors?” Journal of Management and Governance. 15: 349-374.

Lori Verstegen Ryan, Ann K. Buchholtz, and Robert W. Kolb. 2010. “New Directions in Corporate Governance and Finance: Implications for Business Ethics Research.” Business Ethics Quarterly. 20: 673-694.

Cynthia Clark Williams and Lori Verstegen Ryan. 2007. “Courting Shareholders: The Ethical Implications of Altering Corporate Ownership Structures.” Business Ethics Quarterly. 17: 669-688.

  • Reprinted in C. Sri Krishna (Ed.). 2010. Corporate Ethics. Hyderbad, India: Icfai University Press Hyderabad. 196-221.

Melinda Vaughn and Lori Verstegen Ryan. 2006. “Corporate Governance in South Africa: A Bellwether for the Continent?” Corporate Governance: An International Review. 14: 502-512.

Lori Verstegen Ryan. 2006. “Foundation and Form of the Field of Business Ethics.” Journal of Private Enterprise. 22 (2): 34-49.

Lori Verstegen Ryan. 2005. “Corporate Governance and Business Ethics in North America: The State of the Art.” Business & Society. 44: 40-73.

  • Reprinted in Jeremy Moon, Marc Orlitzky, and Glen Whelan (Eds.). 2011. Corporate Governance and Business Ethics. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Reprinted in Deon Rossouw and Alejo Jose Sison (Eds.). 2006. Global Perspectives on the Ethics of Corporate Governance. New York: Palgrave MacMillan. 187-220.

Lori Verstegen Ryan and Marguerite Schneider. 2003. “Institutional Investor Power and Heterogeneity: Implications for Agency and Stakeholder Theories.” Business & Society. 42: 398-429.

Lori Verstegen Ryan and Bryan S. Dennis. 2003. “The Ethical Undercurrents of Pension-fund Management: Establishing a Research Agenda.” Business Ethics Quarterly. 13: 315-335.

  • Reprinted in Thomas Clarke and Marie dela Rama (Eds.). 2007. Fundamentals of Corporate Governance. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. Vol. 4: 36-53.

Lori Verstegen Ryan and Marguerite Schneider. 2002. “The Antecedents of Institutional Investor Activism.” Academy of Management Review. 27: 554-573.

  • Reprinted in Thomas Clarke and Maria dela Rama (Eds.). 2007. Fundamentals of Corporate Governance. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. Vol. 1: 301-325.
  • Winner of the 2003 Financial Investments Award, sponsored by Seton Hall University and NJPRO Foundation.

Lori Verstegen Ryan and Ann K. Buchholtz. 2001. “Trust, Risk, and Shareholder Decision-making: An Investor Perspective on Corporate Governance.” Business Ethics Quarterly. 11: 177-193.

Lori Verstegen Ryan. 2000. “Shareholders and the Atom of Property: Fission or Fusion?” Business & Society. 39: 49-75.
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Chamu Sundaramurthy's current research lies at the interface of strategic management, corporate governance, entrepreneurship, and innovation. She has studied the interrelationships among corporate governance mechanisms (such as boards of directors), governance and strategic decisions of firms, shareholder actions, and firm performance in large public corporations. Her current research on governance focuses on family businesses and IPO firms, and her emerging interest is in the alignment between governance and innovation in social enterprises.

Yasemin, Kor. and Chamu Sundaramurthy. 2009. “Experience-based human capital and social capital of outside directors.” Journal of Management, 35: 981- 1006.

Chamu Sundarammurthy. 2008. “Sustaining Trust within Family Businesses.” Family Business Review, 21: 89-102.

  • Top 10 downloaded articles from FBR in 2008.

Chamu Sundaramurthy and Michelle Dean. 2008. “Family Business Openness to External Influence and International Sales: An Empirical Examination.” Multinational Business Review, 16.

Chamu Sundaramurthy and Glen E. Kreiner. 2006. “Governing by Managing Identity Boundaries: The Case of Family Businesses.” Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice. 32: 415-436.

Chamu Sundaramurthy, Dawna L. Rhoades, and Paula L. Rechner. 2005. “A Meta-analysis of the Effects of Executive and Institutional Ownership on Firm Performance.” Journal of Managerial Issues. 17: 494-510.

Chamu Sundaramurthy and Marianne Lewis. 2003. “Control and Collaboration: Paradoxes of Governance.” Academy of Management Review. 28: 397-415.

Chamu Sundaramurthy. 2002. “Style Over Substance? Hands-on or Hands-off?” Board Member. June: 8-9.

Dawna Rhoades, Paula Rechner, and Chamu Sundaramurthy. 2001. “A Meta-analysis of Board Leadership Structure and Organizational Performance: Are 'Two Heads Better Than One?'” Corporate Governance: An International Review. 9: 311-319.

Chamu Sundaramurthy. 2000. “Antitakeover Provisions and Shareholder Interests: A Review and a Contingency Model.” Journal of Management. 5: 1005-1030.

Dawna Rhoades, Paula Rechner, and Chamu Sundaramurthy. 2000. “Board Composition and Financial Performance: A Meta-analysis of the Influence of Outside Directors.” Journal of Managerial Issues. 12: 76-91.

Chamu Sundaramurthy and Doug Lyon. 1998. “Potential Conflict of Interests between Inside and Outside Shareholders: The Case of Shareholder Governance Proposals.” Journal of Managerial Issues. 10: 30-44.

James Mahoney, Chamu Sundaramurthy, and Joseph Mahoney. 1997. “The Effects of Corporate Antitakeover Provisions on Long-Term Investment: Empirical Evidence.” Managerial and Decision Economics. 18: 1-17.

Chamu Sundaramurthy, Joseph Mahoney, and James Mahoney. 1997. “Board Structure, Type of Antitakeover Provision, and Stock Price Effects.” Strategic Management Journal. 18: 231-245.

Chamu Sundaramurthy and Paula Rechner. 1997. “Conflicting Shareholder Interests: An Empirical Analysis of Fair Price Provisions.” Business & Society. 36: 73-87.

James Mahoney, Chamu Sundaramurthy, and Joseph Mahoney. 1996. “The Differential Impact on Stockholder Wealth of Various Antitakeover Provisions.” Managerial and Decision Economics. 17: 531-549.

Chamu Sundaramurthy, Paula Rechner, and Weiran Wang.1996. “Governance Antecedents of Board Entrenchment: The Case of Classified Board Provisions.” Journal of Management. 22: 783-799.

Chamu Sundaramurthy. 1996. “Corporate Governance within the Context of Antitakeover Provisions.” Strategic Management Journal. 17: 377-394.
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Martina Musteen's research focuses on how corporate governance practices affect firms' decisions to internationalize. She is also interested in how board structure impacts corporate reputation.

Martina Musteen, Deepak Datta, & Benedict Kemmerer. 2010. “Corporate Reputation: Do Board Characteristics Matter?” British Journal of Management. 21: 498-510.

Deepak Datta, Martina Musteen, & Pol Herrmann. 2009. “Board Characteristics, Managerial Incentives and the Choice between Foreign Acquisitions and International Joint Ventures.” Journal of Management. 35: 928-953.

Martina Musteen, Deepak Datta, & Pol Herrmann. 2009. “Ownership Structure and CEO Compensation: Implications for the Choice of Foreign Market Entry Mode.” Journal of International Business Studies. 40: 321-338.
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David DeBoskey's research explores the effects of corporate governance on loss provisions and earnings management in the banking industry, and corporate transparency and its impact on cost of capital and CEO compensation, including accounting for stock options. He also examines the impact of ownership concentration on the use of outside contractors, which can be directly linked to firms' corporate governance structure.

David DeBoskey and Wei Jiang. 2012. “Earnings Management and Auditor Specialization in the Post-SOX Era: An Examination of the Banking Industry.” Journal of Banking and Finance. 36: 613-623.

David DeBoskey and Peter Gillett. 2011. “The Impact of Multi-dimensional Corporate Transparency on U.S. Firms' Credit Ratings and Cost of Capital.” Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting.

David DeBoskey and Kevin Lightner. 2011. “Accounting for Stock Options: A Comparative Simulation for Straight-Line and Graded Vesting Attributions Methods.” CPA Journal, August: 50-53.

Leon Chan, David DeBoskey, and Gene Whittenburg. 2009. “The Impact of the Managerial Ownership Concentration on the Usage of Independent Contractors in Operations.” Journal of Business and Behavioral Sciences, 20(2): 69-86.

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W. G. Douglas Fernandez’s research takes a multidisciplinary approach to corporate governance by exploring the individual-, team-, and firm-level factors that enable boards of directors to effectively serve as strategic advisors to firms engaging in international expansion. He also examines how directors’ characteristics and cognition affect boards’ attention to various stakeholder groups.

W.G. Douglas Fernandez and Meredith Burnett. 2014. “Women in the Boardroom and Community Stakeholder Performance: A Cognitive Perspective.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management, August 2014, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

W.G. Douglas Fernandez and Sumit Kundu. 2014. “Board Capital and Cross-Border M&A Performance—The Moderating Role of Internal Social Ties.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of International Business, June 2014, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

W.G. Douglas Fernandez and Jose Mauricio Geleilate. 2013. “Boards and the Adoption of Novel Practices: The Moderating Role of Board Receptivity.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Strategic Management Society, October 2013, Atlanta, GA, USA.