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January 5, 2016
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Facing Acquisition? Your Good Accounting May Be a Liability

Research shows that financial disclosures by target firms hurt their own shareholders.

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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.

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October 12, 2015
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Seven Myths of Boards of Directors

Should the chairman always be independent? Do CEOs actually make good directors?
Learn about corporate accountability and social responsibility, and the operational structures of corporations.

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June 9, 2015
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George Foster: Are Startups Really Job Engines?

Entrepreneurship can be personally rewarding and good for the economy, if we wipe the stardust from our eyes.

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September 29, 2015
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How to Stay Rational When the Markets Go Crazy

Four guidelines for surviving and thriving in the current volatility.

Latest Stories in Accounting

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.
March 21, 2013
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Elizabeth Blankespoor: How Twitter Can Improve Your Market Liquidity

Elizabeth Blankespoor explains how smaller firms can use Twitter to deliver company news directly to investors, improve market liquidity and compete with bigger companies.
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.
February 20, 2013
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A New Look at Truth in Numbers

New research finds support for valuing bank securities at current market value.
October 25, 2012
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The Executive Social Media Gap

A new study reveals a disconnect between companies' understanding of social media and the actions they are taking to apply it to their business.
June 6, 2012
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Solar Power's Bright Future

A conversation with Stefan Reichelstein on the economics of solar power.
May 14, 2012
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Defusing a Ticking Time Bomb of Debt

Why bankers like leverage — and what that could mean for the global financial system.
March 8, 2012
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The Role of "Repo" in the Financial Crisis

Researchers look at the effect of banks' off-balance-sheet collateralization of commercial paper in the recent financial crisis.