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Man walking past a wall painting labeled “Map of Start-up” at the Google Campus start-up space in the Gangnam district of Seoul. | Reuters/Thomas Peter
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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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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A man looking at a downward trending graph
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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June 1, 2011
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7 Myths of Executive Compensation

Corporate governance experts from Stanford GSB say criticism of CEO pay might be off the mark.
June 1, 2011
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George Foster: How Do You Create a Successful Startup Hub?

A professor says policymakers should better understand early-stage companies in their own area, rather than try to create another Silicon Valley.
June 1, 2011
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Researchers: What Is the Structure of a Successful Startup?

Research shows that more formal management structures help young companies succeed.
May 19, 2011
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Corporate Governance Book Explores How Boards Can Govern Better

"Corporate Governance Matters" by Professor David Larcker and Brian Tayan provides a practical framework for organizational decisions.
January 1, 2011
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Ilya Strebulaev: Bankruptcy Laws Drive Corporate Default Rates

A finance professor says permissive bankruptcy laws, not bad business downturns, seem to be the greatest cause of corporate bond defaults.
January 1, 2011
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Nonprofits Must Change as Old Funding Models Decline

Particularly older organizations, such as Goodwill Industries, need to innovate to survive, nonprofit leaders told a Stanford GSB audience.
November 1, 2010
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Charles Lee: Firms in Corrupt Countries Pay a Price in Market Value

Research shows that firms in countries perceived as less corrupt trade at bigger market premiums than those in places deemed more corrupt.
November 1, 2010
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Temporary Shocks Explain Conservative Fiscal Corporate Policies

A finance professor explores the relationship between temporary shocks and CFOs' conservative approach to debt financing.
August 1, 2010
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David Larcker: Is That CEO Telling the Truth?

Researchers find that speech patterns and words offer clues about whether an executive is being honest during a conference call.
June 1, 2010
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Research: CEO Succession Planning Lags Badly

A new survey says more than half of companies today could not immediately name a successor to their CEO should the need arise.