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Leslie Robinson Receives 2016 ATA Tax Manuscript Award

​Tuck professor Leslie Robinson has received the American Tax Association’s 2016 Tax Manuscript Award for her research paper “Do Publicly Disclosed Tax Reserves Tell Us About Privately Disclosed Tax Shelter Activity?” published in the Journal of Accounting in 2013.

Aug 29, 2016

Why You Don’t Want a Nice Boss

In his latest piece for "Syd Weighs In," Sydney Finkelstein discusses how a tough, demanding manager will push you to do your best work. "'Nice' bosses may feel good about themselves, but they don't get world-class results. Demanding bosses do," says Finkelstein. "If you aren't getting better at whatever you do for a living, and learning and growing in the process, you're not just standing still, you’re really falling behind."

Aug 25, 2016

The EU Is Creating a Hostile Work Environment…For Employers

Cites research by Dean Matthew Slaughter in an article about the European Parliament’s tax committee and the European Commission pursuing a “reform agenda” to investigate previous, mutually agreed-upon tax payment structures. Slaughter’s research found, “More than 28 million Americans were employed at multinationals, while just over one-fourth of these firms had U.S. parents classified as small or medium establishments by the federal government,” writes Forbes.

Aug 25, 2016

Corporate Ethics In The Era Of Millennials

An opinion piece by Paul Argenti about how millennials are choosing to spend their resources—be it time or money—on organizations that are investing in corporate social responsibility. “Although each generation bemoans the faults of the following ones, perhaps it's time we give millennials credit where credit is due: They are forcing business to do good while doing well,” says Argenti. “Companies need to rise to this challenge quickly or risk becoming an anachronism.”

Aug 24, 2016

Superbosses Aren’t Afraid to Delegate Their Biggest Decisions

Sydney Finkelstein explains specific behaviors and beliefs that are unique to “superbosses,” allowing them to delegate decision-making authority more aggressively. “If you lay the groundwork, delegating decisions ceases to be nerve-wracking,” writes Finkelstein. “It becomes what it should be: natural, exciting, and value-creating for boss and employees alike.”

Aug 24, 2016

First Republic: Is It Wrong to Build a Bank for Wealthy Clients Only?

John Vogel comments on the ethics and legality of banks like the First Republic catering to the rich. The law specifies that “banks should not just lend to rich people," says Vogel. But "there aren’t any kind of criteria that say what percent of mortgages” have to go to lower-income people.

Aug 16, 2016