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Auditor Independence and Outsourcing: Aligning Incentives to Mitigate Shilling and Shirking

Firms use external auditors to monitor the quality of difficult-to-observe aspects of their business partners’ performance, including the working conditions of their suppliers. Firms can improve monitoring accuracy by having their own employees conduct some audits, and by rotating across third-party auditing firms. [Author: by Ashley Palmarozzo, Jodi L. Short, and Michael W. Toffel]
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Shareholder Activism and Firms’ Voluntary Disclosure of Climate Change Risks

After being targeted with shareholder resolutions on environmental topics, companies are more likely to publicly disclose their climate change risks—and such disclosure increases these companies’ valuation. [Author: by Caroline Flammer, Michael W. Toffel, and Kala Viswanathan]
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Organizational Structures and the Improvement of Working Conditions in Global Supply Chains: Legalization, Participation, and Economic Incentives

Suppliers face increasing pressure from the institutional environment as well as demands from buyers to improve working conditions. Yanhua Z. Bird, Jodi L. Short, and Michael W. Toffel analyze the internal organizational dynamics of more than 3,000 supplier firms in 55 countries. [Author: by Yanhua Z. Bird, Jodi L. Short, and Michael W. Toffel]
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Assessing the Quality of Quality Assessment: The Role of Scheduling

This study by Maria Ibanez and Michael W. Toffel finds that inspectors are less stringent later in their workday and after visiting workplaces with fewer problems. Managers and regulators can improve inspection accuracy by mitigating these biases and their consequences. [Author: by Maria Ibanez and Michael W. Toffel]
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What Brands Can Do to Monitor Factory Conditions of Suppliers

For better or for worse, it’s fallen to multinational corporations to police the overseas factories of suppliers in their supply chains—and perhaps make them better. Michael W. Toffel examines how. [Author: Michael Blanding]
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Beyond Symbolic Responses to Private Politics: Examining Labor Standards Improvement in Global Supply Chains

Research by Andrea R. Hugill, Jodi L. Short, and Michael W. Toffel fids that global supply chain factories improve their working conditions to a greater extent when their buyers take a cooperative approach to monitoring them, when the auditors are more highly trained, and when global supply chain factories face greater risk of poor conditions being exposed. [Author: Andrea R. Hugill, Jodi L. Short, and Michael W. Toffel]
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Do CEO Activists Make a Difference? Evidence from a Field Experiment

Corporate leaders are speaking out on social and environmental issues that are largely unrelated to their companies’ core businesses. Does such CEO activism actually change citizens’ opinions about these public issues—or their consumer attitudes toward these CEOs’ companies? Research by Aaron K. Chatterji and Michael W. Toffel. [Author: Aaron K. Chatterji and Michael W. Toffel]
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Enhancing the Practical Relevance of Research

Michael W. Toffel encourages scholars to conduct research that is more relevant to the decisions faced by managers and policymakers. [Author: Michael W. Toffel]
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