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Corporate Governance

  1. How do modern companies assess business risk?

  2. Why has emphasis on corporate governance grown in the 21st century?

  3. What impact did the Sarbanes-Oxley Act have on corporate governance in the United ...

  4. Why should investors research the C-suite executives of a company?

  5. What is the difference between a direct and an indirect distribution channel?

  6. How can an investor determine a company's annual return from looking at its financial ...

  7. How do companies identify and manage business risk?

  8. How do the C-suite members work together to make a successful company?

  9. What is the difference between CI (competitive intelligence) and competitive analysis?

  10. Why is social responsibility important to a business?

  11. Why is it less than ideal for a CEO of a company to also hold the position of COO?

  12. How do business ethics differ among various countries?

  13. What can shareholders vote on?

  14. What are some of the limitations and drawbacks of using the cash conversion cycle ...

  15. What are the historical origins of business intelligence?

  16. What are the different groups involved in corporate governance?

  17. What is the difference between a subsidiary and a sister company?

  18. What is the role of agency theory in corporate governance?

  19. How do I calculate current liabilities in Excel?

  20. How has the Internet impacted Value-Added Network (VAN) providers?

  21. How do companies balance labor supply and demand in human resources planning?

  22. At what stage of business should human resources planning occur?

  23. What tools do companies use in human resources planning?

  24. Why would I need to know how many outstanding shares the shareholders have?

  25. How do you use Microsoft Excel to calculate liquidity ratios?

  26. What is revenue cycle management?

  27. Is it important for a company always to have a high liquidity ratio?

  28. To what extent should you take a company's liquidity ratio into account before investing ...

  29. How can a company quickly increase its liquidity ratio?

  30. How does revenue sharing work in practice?

  31. How does a change in CEO impact stock price?

  32. Is there a downside to having a high liquidity ratio?

  33. What is the difference between revenue and income?

  34. What is the difference between revenue and sales?

  35. What is the difference between revenue and profit?

  36. Can I still set up an SEP if one of my employees refuses to participate?

  37. I have a small business, and I'm considering setting up an SEP IRA. What are leased ...

  38. If a company undergoes an acquisition can an employee withdraw 401(k) funds tax free?

  39. What is the difference between a shareholder and a stakeholder?

  40. What are the sources of funding available for companies?

  41. Can an employer adopt a different type of retirement plan for each employee?

  42. I lost my share certificate. Do I still own the stock?

  43. If an employee covered by a SIMPLE leaves his employer within the two-year period ...

  44. What is the difference between redemption of shares and repurchase of shares?

  45. What is the difference between a stock buyback and management buyout?

  46. Do ETFs have a board of directors?

  47. Does a company have to notify its investors when it faces legal proceedings?

  48. What protects an investor’s interest in the case of terrorist sabotage, or act of ...

  49. Why do companies use reverse/forward stock splits?

  50. Does a shareholder lose all of their equity once a Chapter 11 bankruptcy is filed ...

  51. What is pension maximization?

  52. Where can I find a company's stance on the environment?

  53. Why did Tyco's financial statements attract the SEC's attention in 2002?

  54. What is a vest fleece?

  55. How can I find out if my employer is a member of FINRA?

  56. I have a KSOP through my employer that I've invested 100% in company stock. I am ...

  57. If a stock is delisted, do shareholders still own the stock?

  58. Is a Canadian resident allowed to participate in a direct stock purchase plan from ...

  59. What happens to the voting rights on shares when the shares are used in a short sale ...

  60. What is a stock-for-stock merger and how does this corporate action affect existing ...

  61. Who is responsible for protecting and managing shareholders' interests?

  62. Do convertible bonds have voting rights?

  63. What is a staggered board?

  64. How do you get a hard copy of a stock certificate?

  65. A company I recently looked up showed institutional holdings of more than 100%. How ...

  66. What is the difference between a president and a chief executive officer? Can there ...

  67. What is the short/current long-term debt account on a company's balance sheet?

  68. How does privatization affect a company's shareholders?

  69. Why would a company have multiple share classes, and what are super voting shares?

  70. What is a "gypsy swap"?

  71. What does a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) do?

  72. Is an employee eligible for an SEP if the plan has already been set up for other ...

  73. Since stockholders are entitled to a company's assets and earnings, can a stockholder ...

  74. How do proxy fights work?

  75. What is the difference between a merger and a takeover?

  76. A corporate bond I own has just been called by the issuer. How can a company legally ...

  77. How can unethical executives use options backdating to evade taxes?

  78. What is a treasury stock?

  79. How do restricted stocks, treasury stocks and stock appreciation rights benefit employees?

  80. If I own a stock in a company, do I get a say in the company's operations?

  81. I am retiree, drawing from my 403(b) annuity. I am the sole employee of my own business. ...

  82. Why would a multinational corporation conduct a vertical foreign direct investment?

  83. What is a blackout period?

  84. How can I sell private company stock?

  85. What is a pure play?

  86. When would a corporation want to refinance its debt?

  87. I've noticed executives buy a lot of stock below market value, and then they sell ...

  88. If an employee is paid by commission, who is responsible for withholding taxes?

  89. To whom was the term "corporate kleptocracy" first applied?

  90. What is the investor rights movement?

  91. What does the saying "What's good for Wall Street is bad for Main Street" mean?

  92. Can a corporation deduct dividend payments to shareholders before taxes are calculated?

  93. What is an evergreen provision and how does it affect shareholders?

  94. What's the difference between a golden handshake and a golden parachute?

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