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February 14, 2020
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Democracy and Prosperity Require Uncorrupted Governments

We don’t have to choose between capitalism and socialism. What we need is a system in which corporations can thrive without distorting the economy — or democracy itself.
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Stanford Closer Look Series

John D. Kepler, David F. Larcker, Brian Tayan, Daniel J. Taylor
Stanford Closer Look Series. January
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David F. Larcker, Brian Tayan
Stanford Closer Look Series. Corporate Governance Research Initiative, November
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David F. Larcker, Brian Tayan
Stanford Closer Look Series. Corporate Governance Research Initiative, October
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Latest Stories in Corporate Governance

March 5, 2020
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Americans’ Views on Taxes Are Surprisingly Complicated

A majority favors wealth tax, but not if it would hurt the economy or increase unemployment.
February 14, 2020
Written

Democracy and Prosperity Require Uncorrupted Governments

We don’t have to choose between capitalism and socialism. What we need is a system in which corporations can thrive without distorting the economy — or democracy itself.
January 9, 2020
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When Private-Sector Firms Create a Culture of Health

Investments in employees, consumers, communities, and the environment vary widely. A new study reveals this range and the hurdles to measuring success.
January 6, 2020
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Good Corporate Governance Is a Great Idea, But Is Anyone Practicing It?

There’s little evidence that common board best practices lead to better oversight.
December 19, 2019
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Should CEOs Take a Stance on Controversial Topics?

CEOs have traditionally shied away from politically charged issues, but that may be changing.
December 6, 2019
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Gift List: 10 Books to Share for the Holidays

Stanford GSB professors recommend the books they’re most likely to give as presents over this year’s holiday season.
November 4, 2019
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Narcissistic CEOs Weaken Collaboration and Integrity

Some may be bold leaders, but they create a dangerous corporate culture.
October 18, 2019
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How Corporations Use Tax Havens to Maximize Profits

What does it mean for a company to pay its fair share?
September 24, 2019
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People Before Profits: A New American Credo?

America’s top CEOs say their companies will focus on all stakeholders, but a corporate governance expert remains skeptical.
September 17, 2019
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Do Investors Really Care About Gender Diversity?

Shareholders penalize tech and finance companies for not hiring enough women, new research shows.