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New Study Reveals the Economic Damage Caused by the Financialization of Non-Financial Companies

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A new study from researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst concludes that workers and governments have paid a heavy price in lost employment, wages and taxes over the past 35 years as Main Street firms mimicked Wall Street by speculating in financial assets, while the benefits from these financial investments were reaped primarily by corporate debt and equity holders, fostering inequality and eroding general social welfare.

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Corporate Greed

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University of Delaware researcher Katalin Takacs Haynes and collaborators from Texas A&M University and the University of Cincinnati--test the assumption that self-interest is a universal trait of CEOs, show that too much altruism can harm company performance, reveal the dark, self-destructive tendencies of some entrepreneurs and family-owned businesses and provide a way to measure and correlate greed, arrogance and company performance.

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#SEC Proposes New Rules on #CEO Pay. UC Berkeley Corporate Governance Expert Available to Comment

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Earth Day: Experts Discuss Why Companies Are Placing More Importance on Running a Sustainable Business and the Impact of Those Decisions on the Environment

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How Limiting CEO Pay Can Be More Effective, Less Costly

Forthcoming paper in Review of Financial Studies offers insights into the political economy of executive-compensation reform

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Kraft Heinz Merger - Global Business Expert Available for Comment

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Lean Business Approach Helps Hospitals Run More Efficiently

Implementing a well-established business approach allowed physicians to shave hours off pediatric patient discharges without affecting readmission rates in a recent study conducted at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital.

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Detecting Deception Online Is Not So Easy, Says Iowa State Professor

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Phishing scams are such a problem that some businesses are sending out fake phishing emails to employees. An Iowa State University professor says the scams work in part because it's harder to detect deception online.

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At Heart of #EllenPao vs #KPCB Trial: Organization Culture/Fit. Bus Mgmt. Prof. Jenny Chatman Available to Interview

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Protections, Not Money, Can Boost Internal Corporate Whistleblowing

Research finds that strong, reliable anti-retaliation policies can encourage employees to notify internal authorities of possible wrongdoing, but that offering monetary incentives does not necessarily influence whistleblowing behavior – or at least not right away.