Academic Research Teams use BoardEx extensively for projects on topics such as board diversity, human behavior, executive performance, corporate capabilities, and group dynamics. Utilizing our highly accurate global leadership database of more than 1.1 million executive profiles and 1.7 million companies, research teams can complement their studies and research with BoardEx. The results of scores of projects using BoardEx data are published in journals and articles and referenced throughout the academic community.
BoardEx has built out a research team of more than 300 researchers who collect and verify biographical and relationship data on the boards of notable public and private global companies using publicly available information. Recognized as the gold standard for biographical data on the world’s most important business leaders, research teams can be assured their analysis will not be compromised by inaccurate or out of date information.
|Use BoardEx to Access||Research Question||Paper Reference|
|Educational background, prior employment, and connections of directors and executives||Is M&A performance related to the size of CEO personal connections and network?||CEO Network Centrality and Merger Performance, El-Khatib, Fogel and Jandik (2015) JFE|
|Proportion of politically connected directors, using CEO-level controls such as age, gender, and experience||Do politically connected firms have higher leverage?||Political capital and moral hazard, Kostovetsky (2015) JFE|
|Executive Stock Option Holdings||Are more executive stock options related to lower dividend payment?||Executive Incentives and Payout Policy: Empirical Evidence from Europe, De Cesari and Ozkan (2015) JBF|