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Research@Smith: Spring 2014

Jun 04, 2014
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Research@Smith: SPRING 2014

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Cutting Through the Spin
Research by Michael Kimbrough
Savvy investors separate wishful thinking from meaningful facts in earnings statements 

eBay Tips the Scales
Research by Siva Viswanathan and Goudong “Gordon” Gao
Rules against seller retaliation for negative reviews improves service but shifts balance of power to buyers 

Building the Right Board
Research by Christine Beckman
For startups, getting the right mix of directors can be critical for success 

Predicting Payouts
Research by Gerard Hoberg and Nagpurnanand Prabhala
New tool can help investors identify companies most likely to pay dividends or repurchase stock 

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