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2012 Corporate Governance Survey Results (available electronically)

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2012 Corporate Governance Survey Results: full report ($200 for NCEO members, $350 for nonmembers)


2012 Corporate Governance Survey Results: full database ($200 for NCEO members, $350 for nonmembers)
(Please read the Terms of Use below before ordering.)
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2012 Corporate Governance Survey Results: custom report: Contact Nancy Wiefek at nwiefek@nceo.org or 510-208-1312 to order.

The NCEO's 2012 Corporate Governance Survey covers a wide range of governance issues including board composition, director terms, expected changes to the board, the role of ESOP participants in governance, the characteristics of the ESOP trustee, and trustee and director compensation. The survey was open between July 16 and August 31 of 2012, receiving a total of 532 valid responses from a diverse set of ESOP companies (94% of the sample) and non-ESOP companies (6% of the sample).

Get the Full Report or Acquire the Entire Database for Your Own Analyses

  • The full report (81 pages, PDF): a comprehensive look at the survey results broken down by all of the demographic categories, with detailed explanations of the data, and an analysis of corporate governance interviews conducted by the NCEO. See the sample pages below (click to enlarge):
  • The full database of responses (Excel spreadsheet): an anonymous database of all responses collected, with an interactive customization feature that allows you to automatically generate charts for any demographic cut. Requires you to adhere to the confidentiality agreement under "Terms of Use" below. For a description of the database, all the fields in it, and how you will be able to use it, see the instructions for using the database (PDF format, 947K).
  • A customized report (PDF): custom tables, charts, or written analysis can be added to the full report or purchased separately for an hourly fee ($200/hour). To discuss and order your customized report, contact Nancy Wiefek at nwiefek@nceo.org or 510-208-1312.

Terms of Use

By purchasing access rights to the NCEO's 2012 Corporate Governance Survey Results, you agree to the following terms of use:

Sharing data: If you buy the report, you can discuss its findings with others, and if you buy the database, you can use it to generate reports for others. However, you cannot give the report or database you buy from us to others unless (1) you are a member and the other person is covered by your NCEO membership, or (2) you have purchased a license from us. (If you are a service provider in this field, your membership belongs only to you unless you are at the Service Provider Directory level, in which case it extends to others at your location, but not other offices. If you are a company that is not a service provider, membership extends company-wide.) Contact Nancy Wiefek at mailto:nwiefek@nceo.org or 510-208-1312 to purchase a license.

Acknowledging NCEO as the source: You will acknowledge the NCEO as the source of the information in all materials, speeches, presentations, or other forms of communication that draw on the data in the executive compensation database. The correct title is "2012 Corporate Governance Survey Results." The NCEO should be referred to as the National Center for Employee Ownership. When feasible, a link to our Web site (www.nceo.org) should be provided.

Confidentiality: The NCEO made the following commitment to each participating company: "All of your answers to this questionnaire will be completely confidential. No specific information will be released to anyone outside the NCEO on a given company's practices." All identifying information (email address, individual names, IP addresses) has been removed from the database. You agree to respect the commitment that the NCEO has made, and specifically: (1) You will not attempt to identify in any public sphere any companies based on the answers to company background questions or any other data contained in the database. (2) You will only share analyses that aggregate data from multiple companies, rather than data from multiple questions for any individual company (i.e., you will not recreate a portion of the answers to the questionnaire for any one company).