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July 28, 2015
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Are Big Drug Companies Too Slow to Report Patient Deaths to the FDA?

A new analysis shows that some pharmaceutical companies may be dragging their feet on disclosing critical data.

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Facebook Inc. CEO Mark Zuckerberg being escorted by security guards | Reuters/Eduardo Munoz
July 21, 2015
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Elizabeth Blankespoor: In IPO Road Shows, the Messenger Is the Message

New research shows that snap judgments of a CEO’s presentation style affect stock price.

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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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Health care worker reviewing a file in a massive archive | Reuters/Phil McCarten
June 29, 2015
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Daniel P. Kessler: The Hidden Cost in Changing Doctors

High fees for your own medical records can be a barrier to switching.

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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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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.
February 16, 2012
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Neil Malhotra: What Does a Hollywood Blockbuster Look Like?

A study of the film industry examines discrepancies between estimated and actual box office performance.
September 15, 2011
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When They Are Wrong, Analysts May Dig in Their Heels

Analysts sometimes stick to their erroneous views, a tendency that might contribute to market bubbles and busts.
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.