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Whistleblowers help companies perform better over time

Corporate scandals may cost a company in the short term, but a new study by David Eccles Faculty Fellow and Associate Professor Stephen Stubben finds that companies that allow employees to disclose wrongdoing are more profitable in the long run. Over time, these firms tend to out perform those that do not have disclosure protocols in place, Stubben and his coauthor Kyle Welch of [...]

2018-11-29T17:10:07-07:00November 29th, 2018|

Voluntary financial disclosures can prove powerful for activist investors

Activist investors always face the challenge of convincing other shareholders that their agenda will actually increase the value of the targeted firm. To combat the issue, they often release public disclosures in hopes of persuading others. Eccles School Assistant Professor of Accounting Jordan Schoenfeld recently analyzed these disclosures — and their consequences. Check out his findings in The CLS Blue Sky Blog, the Columbia [...]

2018-04-13T08:25:29-06:00April 13th, 2018|