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February 17, 2015
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Even the Experts are Dissatisfied with CEO Pay Disclosure

Investors say proxy statements are too long and too difficult to read.

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January 23, 2015
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Should Your Board's Audit and Compensation Committees Overlap?

Researchers show the pros and cons to this arrangement.

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Enron executive Sherron Watkins, left, who objected to a type of fair-value accounting used by the company, looks on in 2002 as former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling testifies on Capitol Hill.
July 2, 2014
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Charles Lee: Why Fair-Value Accounting Isn’t Fair

An accounting professor says shareholders need accountants to keep track of asset history, not to forecast future prices.

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January 23, 2015
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How Berkshire Hathaway Can Survive Beyond Warren Buffett

A Stanford panel discusses life after Buffett.

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November 19, 2014
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Ed deHaan: Want to Soft-Pedal That Shaky Earnings Report? Don’t File on Friday

New research pinpoints the best (and worst) times to release reports.
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April 22, 2015
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David Larcker: Nonprofit Boards Fall Short

A new survey shows many lack skills, engagement to effectively oversee organizations.
February 26, 2015
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Lisa De Simone: How U.S. Companies Export Profits to Save on Taxes

A Stanford scholar examines three methods of income shifting, and why some firms benefit more than others.
February 17, 2015
Written

Even the Experts are Dissatisfied with CEO Pay Disclosure

Investors say proxy statements are too long and too difficult to read.
February 17, 2015
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How to Write the Ideal Proxy

Stanford scholars explain what investors need in order to understand companies’ annual statements.
February 11, 2015
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Six Reasons to Rethink Aging and Retirement

Researchers at the Stanford Center on Longevity explain that what we think about mental health, exercise, and financial stability is wrong.
January 23, 2015
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How Berkshire Hathaway Can Survive Beyond Warren Buffett

A Stanford panel discusses life after Buffett.
January 23, 2015
Infographic

Should Your Board's Audit and Compensation Committees Overlap?

Researchers show the pros and cons to this arrangement.
December 15, 2014
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Risk: The Recommended List

Learn more about risk and other related topics.
November 20, 2014
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Three Reasons Outgoing CEOs Shouldn’t Pick Their Replacements

Not every CEO can spot a winner. Here’s what a board should consider.
November 19, 2014
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Ed deHaan: Want to Soft-Pedal That Shaky Earnings Report? Don’t File on Friday

New research pinpoints the best (and worst) times to release reports.