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August 29, 2018
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How CEOs Reinvented the Dating Game Scandal in Stock Options

A study finds that companies have come up with a new variant on backdating stock options to reap windfall profits.
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Stanford Closer Look Series

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Stanford Closer Look Series. Corporate Governance Research Initiative, November
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Latest Stories in Corporate Governance

April 24, 2017
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How to Get More Women on Corporate Boards

New research shows that the fix is relatively simple: Add more females to the candidate pool.
January 6, 2017
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Do Corporate Boards Pick the Best CEOs?

Research shows what happens to succession winners and losers.
December 12, 2016
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Long commute? Spend the time listening to these 10 Stanford Business stories.
November 7, 2016
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How Bankers with Political Connections Benefited from TARP

Researchers find connected bankers benefited by trading shares in their banks before government cash infusions.
February 17, 2016
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Are CEOs Overpaid?

A new survey shows Americans find flaws with executive compensation.
January 27, 2016
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Who Runs Silicon Valley Boards?

It’s an insular group, but with a couple surprises.
December 3, 2015
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How to Create a Better Board of Directors

A serial board member explains why even young companies need strong directors.
October 29, 2015
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What Is It Like to Be Owned by Warren Buffett?

A new survey reveals Berkshire’s management style.
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?
October 6, 2015
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Are Earnings Reports Obsolete?

It’s easier than ever to find up-to-the-minute data on companies. So why are investors in love with old-fashioned financial statements?