CBS interviews some of the world’s most renowned researchers
In a new CBS podcast series, we turn the spotlight on CBS Honorary Doctors and ask them what their research tells us about the world today?
‘In honour of’ is the name of the podcast series where we get to meet some of the most renowned scholars in the world. What motivates them? And what will be the next big question they will pursue the answer too?
All episodes will be in English
Episode 4: An interview with Honorary Doctor David Larcker about the changing face of corporate governance
The fourth episode focuses on Professor David Larcker, who is Director of Corporate Governance Research Institute, Stanford University. In this episode, Larcker examines organisations’ choice of performance measures and compensation contracts as well as how you design highly effective governance. Having worked in this field for the last forty years, he argues that the system by which companies are directed and controlled is changing, and that a once simple bonus package for executives has become overcomplicated and is now a polarising societal issue about pay compensation and wealth inequality.
Episode 5: An interview with Honorary Doctor Colin Mayer about what is the true nature of business?
In the fifth episode of ‘In honour of, we get to know Colin Mayer, who is Peter Moores Emeritus Professor of Management Studies at the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford. In this episode, Colin Mayer discusses the fundamental objectives of why businesses exist, and what, as a society, we need their function to be? He argues that the purpose of business is to solve problems, profitably, and that intrinsically, it needs to have an interest in us and the natural world to succeed and prosper.