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August 30, 2016

Equity: The Recommended List

Stanford GSB professors suggest articles and books related to the concept of “equity.”


Apple CEO Tim Cook (center) was grilled in 2013 by a Senate subcommittee investigating the company's offshore tax strategies. | Reuters/Jason Reed
August 5, 2016

In the Game of Global Income Shifting, the Feds Are Overmatched

Corporations profit from tax-avoidance schemes even when they’re likely to trigger IRS audits.


Farmers husk corn at a farm village in China. | Reuters/Kim Kyung-Hoon
August 1, 2016

A Way to Fix the “One Bad Apple” Dilemma in Untraceable Supply Chains

Regulating quality standards for “untraceable goods” benefits consumers and producers alike.


People pass by the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in the financial district in Manhattan borough of New York City. | Reuters/Brendan
August 3, 2016

Why Are U.S. Bonds Such a Secure Investment, Despite the Country’s Growing Debt?

When investors believe an asset is safe, their “flight to quality” helps make it so.

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March 21, 2016

How to Connect Social Entrepreneurs to Capital

Impact investing pioneer Sir Ronald Cohen explains how social benefit companies can change the world and still make money.
January 5, 2016

Facing Acquisition? Your Good Accounting May Be a Liability

Research shows that financial disclosures benefit buyers at the target’s shareholders' expense.
December 19, 2015

A Look Back at 2015

Explore Stanford Business stories from 2015, including pieces on technology, finance, and work-life balance.
December 9, 2015

Seven Lessons on Investing in China’s Tech Sector

Big data and e-commerce in China provide opportunities for foreign investors.
November 18, 2015

How to Split Equity Among Company Founders

Putting value on the roles of company partners can get personal.
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October 21, 2015

How Much Does Venture Capital Drive the U.S. Economy?

Two scholars measure the economic impact of VC-funded companies.
October 20, 2015

The Power (and Risks) of Measurement in a Fitbit World

Scoreboards work better than ever in this wired world, but be careful.