Professor David Yermack shares his perspective on the growing prevalence of virtual shareholder meetings
— July 15, 2020
Excerpt from Bloomberg -- "The change is shaking up annual meetings at a time when stockholders are demanding more transparency. As issues such as employee diversity take center stage, online gatherings can bolster participation -- providing tech glitches don’t get in the way -- but at the expense of getting to grill management face-to-face. Increased attendance 'may make it easier to get things through that otherwise might get held up,' said David Yermack, a professor at New York University."