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Should you join the family business?

8 June

Richard (not his real name) graduated from college on a Friday. Three days later he would start his first day on the job in his family business. The choice was not one that he gave much thought to. He’d grown up in the family wine business, which (...)

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Amazon employees are outraged by their company’s opposition to a plan to add more diversity to its board

5 June

In 2018, Amazon is a model for business excellence in many ways. But when it comes to a track record for diversity of race and gender in its highest ranks, Amazon has been a laggard — and some of its own employees have had enough. Tensions (...)

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People born in the 1980s are the worst off financially, study finds

1 June

People born in the 1980s are in danger of becoming the “lost generation” in terms of accumulating wealth, according to a study that examined how Americans today are doing compared to previous generations at their age. The “Demographics of (...)

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Key-note speaker for the upcoming conference in Izmir

31 May

We are happy to announce the second key-note speaker for the upcoming conference “CORPORATE GOVERNANCE: A NEW PERSPECTIVE IN SCHOLARLY RESEARCH” that will take place in Izmir, Turkey on October 11, 2018. Melsa Ararat, (Professor at Sabanci (...)

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Why German corporate governance is so different

29 May

For over a century, corporate governance evolved differently in Germany than in English-speaking countries: with a two-tier board system, where labor representatives often hold sway. To do business with German firms, foreigners need to (...)

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The median CEO makes 127 times more money than the median employee

25 May

Chief executives at S&P 500 companies make about 127 times what their median employee takes home, according to new data taken from about half of S&P 500 companies. This year for the first time, companies are disclosing these numbers, in (...)

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Breaking Bad to the Paradise Papers: all you need to know about money laundering

22 May

What is money laundering? In British law, money laundering is defined as the process of concealing, disguising, converting, transferring or removing criminal property. It is an offence to launder your own ill-gotten gains, but you can also (...)

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Subramanian Swamy pitches for abolition of income tax

18 May

BJP MP Subramanian Swamy today pitched for abolition of Income Tax to ease the burden on the middle class and promote higher economic growth in the country. He said it is essentially the middle class and young generation of startup (...)

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Chinese insurer Anbang’s ex-boss jailed 18 years for fraud

15 May

Court also ordered seizure of 10.5b yuan worth of his property and suspension of his political rights for 4 years. A CHINESE court jailed the former high-flying head of troubled Anbang Insurance Group for 18 years on Thursday for defrauding (...)

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Why the ’inclusive micro-franchise’ could be significant for start-up businesses

11 May

It can be a fully daunting challenge for someone starting their own business. But a new business concept is being introduced in France that may prove highly effective for budding entrepreneurs. It’s already created hundreds of jobs across the (...)

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Chinese tech giants, government under fire for ’men only’ job ads

8 May

BEIJING (Reuters) - Top Chinese tech firms and some government departments have been singled out in a report that says discriminatory hiring practices based on gender are widespread in China and are linked to a shrinking proportion of women in (...)

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Britain, headquarters of fraud by Oliver Bullough

4 May

Officials get fed up with accusations that Britain is a cesspool of dirty money; that they do too little to check the wealth hidden behind shell corporations. They grouse among themselves that their critics overlook the work they’re doing to (...)

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Steinhoff’s board behaved badly. Why it needs to be held to account

2 May

It’s becoming clearer by the day that the rot that caused the corporate scandal at furniture retailing giant Steinhoff International goes much deeper than one man – the CEO Markus Jooste – who has come to represent the crisis. The company is (...)

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Companies targeted over gender balance

27 April

One of Britain’s biggest share owners has stepped up the pressure on UK boardrooms when it comes to pay, diversity and sustainability. Legal and General Investment Management - which manages nearly £1 trillion worth of assets - voted against (...)

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Ideas from Kara M. Stein’s (US Securities and Exchange Commissioner) speech on mutualism in modern corporate governance

24 April

“Mutualism: Reimagining the Role of Shareholders in Modern Corporate Governance” Remarks at Stanford University So, I thought I would start off our discussion tonight by talking a bit about the science of “mutualism.” For those of you not (...)

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