Governance - Compliance

Beware of these 5 Deadly Corporate Sins

These perfectly legal business practices will come back to haunt you—and your company’s reputation.

The Good and the Bad of the Supreme Court’s Landmark Patent Ruling

Executives at some of America's biggest tech companies and retailers are breathing a sigh of relief, while many in the pharmaceutical sector aren't happy. The mixed feelings come in the wake of an important ruling...

More CEOs are Getting Fired for Ethics Violations

But the rise may have more to do with higher standards than any deterioration in morals.

CEOs Who Graduated During Recessions Tend to Make More Ethical Leaders, Study Shows

Boom-time CEOs beware: there's a risk you could be more narcissistic and possess a greater sense of entitlement.

Wal-Mart CEO’s Mexico Woes Show Importance of Managing Bribery Risk

To avoid falling foul of regulators, leaders should follow four key steps.

Uber’s Damage-Control Oddities Raise Same Old Questions about Entrepreneurial CEOs

After disrupting the traditional cab market, Uber now seems fixated on taking an unconventional approach to crisis management.

A New Way for Product Makers to Overcome Patent Roadblocks

Patent pools allow licensors to reach more customers with less intellectual property risk, and allow licensees to speed new products to market by giving them access to more patents without a lot of time-consuming, one-off negotiations.

States, Localities Join the Feds in the Fight Against Companies Dodging Taxes  

The Obama administration got tougher against mergers motivated by so-called corporate tax-inversion schemes, and now the states are doing something similar by mitigating tax-haven usage. Boards will have to deal with the state-government impulse just as they’re confronting more obstacles to combinations of American companies with overseas concerns.

The Gender Ratio of Board Members Leans More Male Than Female

The top 10 Fortune 500 companies have significantly more male executives and board members than female, according to a study by eCard Shack.

The Impact of Board Tenure on Company Performance

Increasing board tenure positively effects market-related value, up to and including 9 years. After that, the value of board tenure deteriorates, according to a new research by QMA. The detrimental effect is stronger for high-growth firms.
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