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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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March 15, 2013
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Beware: Corporate Financial Statements Decline in Predictive Value

New research explores the value of financial and market data to ascertaining the likelihood of bankruptcy.

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A t-shirt says "I love my job"
September 17, 2014
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Harikesh Nair: Human Resources’ Big Data Moment

A marketing professor explains how workplace analytics can transform how companies hire, evaluate, motivate, and retain employees.

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October 17, 2014
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What Would it Really Cost to Reduce Carbon Emissions?

Not as much as you might think, according to two scholars.

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September 21, 2014
Bloomberg West TVStanford Graduate School of Business accounting professor Charles Lee analyzes the Alibaba IPO and how it could affect the Chinese economy.
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Latest Stories in Accounting

January 14, 2014
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Ed deHaan: How to Rebuild Trust After a Scandal

A new study shows how corporations with tarnished reputations can regain their financial value by undertaking broad-based goodwill efforts.
January 13, 2014
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Researchers: The Power of Proxy Advisory Firms

Two experts on corporate governance say the firms’ influence “may not be for the better, as far as shareholder value is concerned.”
November 14, 2013
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Charles Lee: How Well Do Chinese Reverse Mergers Perform?

New research suggests these companies performed better than their reputation suggested.
September 25, 2013
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Research: Can Money Buy Happiness?

In his quarterly column, Francis J. Flynn looks at research that examines how to spend your way to a more satisfying life.
September 20, 2013
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Researchers: Where Do You Draw the Line Between Trust and Regulation?

David Larcker and Brian Tayan explain why building trust in an organization pays off.
July 31, 2013
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David Larcker: “Lonely at the Top” Resonates for Most CEOs

Nearly two-thirds of CEOs do not receive outside leadership advice, but nearly all want it.
July 24, 2013
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David Larcker: Regulations Are No Quick Fix for Corporate Failures

In their latest book, corporate governance experts assess which governance practices really work.
May 22, 2013
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New CEO and Board Research from Stanford and The Miles Group

In grading CEO performance, financials still dominate.
May 16, 2013
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David Larcker: Should the CEO Role Be Separated from the Chairman?

Whether shareholders benefit depends more on context than on corporate structure.
April 1, 2013
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The Bottom Line on Corporate Tweeting

Research suggests Twitter helps market liquidity of little-known companies.