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Accounting And Finance  

Michael Power

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Nov 2012
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Jun 2013
This article discusses the evolving relationship between accounting and finance, and how this shapes organizational life. It begins with a brief history of financial accounting, followed by an ... More

Accounting Standards for Pension Costs  

Geoffrey Whittington

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Jul 2006
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Sep 2009
This article deals primarily with the problem of accounting for the cost of defined-benefit pension schemes in the accounts of the sponsoring company (the employer). This is one of the ... More

Actuarial-Based Public Pension Systems  

Richard Disney

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Jul 2006
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Sep 2009
In employer-provided pension plans and individual retirement saving accounts, contributions over the working lifetime are used to purchase assets that are drawn down after retirement. In ... More

An Age of Corporate Governance Failure?: Financialization and its Limits  

Geoffrey Wood and Douglas Michael Wright

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Mar 2013
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Jul 2013
The financial crisis of 2008 has prompted some people to ask basic questions about the extent to which large-scale corporate governance failures have underestimated the basis of the global ... More

Alternatives to Regulation? Market Mechanisms and the Environment  

David Driesen

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Sep 2010
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Sep 2010
This article identifies a number of ongoing challenges. It focuses on the means of environmental regulation — the techniques regulators use to reduce pollution. It discusses traditional ... More

An American Historical Perspective on Employee Ownership  

Joseph R. Blasi and Douglas L. Kruse

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Mar 2017
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Nov 2017
Worker ownership plays a significant role in the US economy today. This worker ownership takes on different forms. A large proportion of the US population (close to a fifth) owns stock in ... More

Analysing the Environment  

Robert Pitkethly

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Apr 2006
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Sep 2009
This article considers the analysis of the firm's strategic environment. Its objectives are to examine the concept of the environment in the context of strategic management, the role of ... More

Annuity Markets  

James M. Poterba

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Jul 2006
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Sep 2009
This article summarizes the current operation of annuity markets and the potential role of these markets in providing retirement security. It is divided into six sections. The first ... More

Antitrust Compliance  

D. Daniel Sokol

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Apr 2017
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Jun 2016
This chapter explores compliance in the antitrust context, reviewing both the antitrust and the non-antitrust literatures on compliance and corporate governance to provide a clearer ... More

Asset Liability Management  

Rob Bauer, Roy P. M. M. Hoevenaars, and Tom Steenkamp

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Jul 2006
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Sep 2009
Market valuation of assets is a topic that has been discussed for quite some time now, but the valuation of pension contracts including all embedded options is a major challenge for ... More

Auctions And Finance  

Charles W. Smith

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Nov 2012
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Jun 2013
This article has four main objectives: To provide concise, descriptive, sociologically informed accounts of financial markets and auction markets with particular attention to their interconnections, ... More

The Australian Future Fund  

Xi-Chong Xu

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Oct 2017
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Nov 2017
This chapter outlines the creation and development of the Australian Future Fund (FF), showing how and why policy makers adopted this option to manage the challenges presented by the “good ... More

Banking and Finance  

Michel Lescure

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Jan 2008
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Sep 2009
This article examines the contributions of business historians to the analysis of comparative financial systems. It begins with the responses of historical research to questions raised by ... More

Banking Crises  

Richard Grossman

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May 2016
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Jul 2016
Financial crises have been a common feature of the economic landscape for more than two centuries. The chapter defines banking crises, considers the type of costs that they impose, and ... More

Biggest Infrastructure Bubble Ever?: City and Nation Building with Debt-Financed Megaprojects in China  

Xuefei Ren

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Apr 2017
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Sep 2017
Since the early 1990s, China has built more megaprojects than any other country in the world. This chapter examines the economic and sociopolitical conditions in China that have made the ... More

Board Committees  

Philip Stiles

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Mar 2013
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Jul 2013
This chapter includes extra insights into how the board works. It shows that the most relevant board decisions are made in the context of certain committees and not in the board setting. ... More

A Brief History of Investment Banking from Medieval Times to the Present  

Caroline Fohlin

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May 2016
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Jul 2016
Investment banking taken generally to mean the financing of long-term capital needs, came into being with the merchants of medieval trade routes. In almost all developed economies of the ... More

Brokerage and Innovation  

Andrew Hargadon

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Jan 2014
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Dec 2013
This article examines the concept of brokerage models of innovation. It discusses the principles of brokerage theories and explains that while traditional models of innovation focus on the ... More

Business Groups And Financial Markets As Emergent Phenomena  

Bruce Kogut

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Nov 2012
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Jun 2013
Business groups are large, consisting of diversified firms that are persistently bound. Seen as isolated phenomena in very distinct institutional environments, their dominance is often inexplicable. ... More

Business History and Economic Development  

William Lazonick

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Jan 2008
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Sep 2009
An innovative enterprise develops productive resources to differentiate itself from its rivals, and utilizes the productive resources which it has developed to generate the higher-quality, ... More

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