George Foster

Stanford Graduate School of Business

Paul L. and Phyllis Wattis Professor of Management

655 Knight Way

Stanford, CA 94305-5015

United States

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1.

Management Accounting Systems Adoption Decisions: Evidence and Performance Implications from Startup Companies

Stanford GSB Research Paper No. 1874
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 01 Dec 2004
Tony Davila and George Foster
University of Navarra - IESE Business School and Stanford Graduate School of Business
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Management accounting

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Abnormal Accruals in Newly Public Companies: Opportunistic Misreporting or Economic Activity?

Management Science, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 18 Jun 2008 Last Revised: 06 Feb 2015
Chris Armstrong, George Foster and Daniel J. Taylor
University of Pennsylvania - Accounting Department, Stanford Graduate School of Business and Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
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Misreporting; Earnings Management; Financial Reporting Quality; Accruals; Incentives; Insider Trading; Initial Public Offering; New Issues Puzzle; Investment

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Venture-Backed Private Equity Valuation and Financial Statement Information

Review of Accounting Studies, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 24 Aug 2005
Chris Armstrong, Tony Davila and George Foster
University of Pennsylvania - Accounting Department, University of Navarra - IESE Business School and Stanford Graduate School of Business
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Venture-capital, valuation, value relevance, accounting

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Startup Firms' Growth, Management Control Systems Adoption and Performance

IESE Business School Working Paper No. 603
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 17 Jan 2006 Last Revised: 08 Sep 2008
Tony Davila and George Foster
University of Navarra - IESE Business School and Stanford Graduate School of Business
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management control systems, formal systems, professionalization, CEO tenure, startups

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Customer Level Profitability Implications of Satisfaction Programs: A Retailer Satisfaction Field Study

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 24 May 2006
Washington University in St. Louis - John M. Olin Business School, Washington University, St. Louis, Stanford Graduate School of Business and Case Western Reserve University
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Customer Satisfaction, Retailing, Activity Based Costing, CRM

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Designing Management Control Systems in Product Development: Initial Choices and the Influence of Partners

IESE Business School Working Paper No. 598
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 12 Jan 2006 Last Revised: 08 Sep 2008
Tony Davila, George Foster and Mu Li
University of Navarra - IESE Business School, Stanford Graduate School of Business and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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management control systems, product development, innovation

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U.S. Public and Private Venture Capital Markets, 1998-2001: A Fundamental Information Analysis

IESE Business School Working Paper No. 599
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 16 Jan 2006
University of Pennsylvania - Accounting Department, University of Navarra - IESE Business School, Stanford Graduate School of Business and University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School
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capital markets, stock prices, internet stocks, stock market bubble

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International Equity Valuation: The Relative Importance of Country and Industry Factors Vs. Company-Specific Financial Reporting Information

Accounting and Finance, Wiley-Blackwell, 2012
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 28 Oct 2011 Last Revised: 04 Nov 2011
George Foster, Ron Kasznik and Baljit K. Sidhu
Stanford Graduate School of Business, Stanford Graduate School of Business and UNSW Australia Business School, School of Accounting
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Accounting harmonisation, Financial reporting, International equity valuation, Country factors, Industry factors

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The Valuation of Management Control Systems in Start-Up Companies: International Field-Based Evidence

European Accounting Review Forthcoming
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 11 Sep 2014
Tony Davila, George Foster and Ning Jia
University of Navarra - IESE Business School, Stanford Graduate School of Business and Tsinghua University - School of Economics & Management
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Valuation; Management control systems; Start-ups; Competition; Strategy

Market-to-Revenue Multiples in Public and Private Capital Markets

Number of pages: 57 Posted: 30 Mar 2011
University of Pennsylvania - Accounting Department, University of Navarra - IESE Business School, Stanford Graduate School of Business and University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School
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Market-to-Revenue Multiple, Price-to-Sales Ratio, Public Companies, Private Companies, Venture Capital, Internet Companies, Transitory Revenue

Market-to-Revenue Multiples in Public and Private Capital Markets

Australian Journal of Management, Vol. 36, No. 1, pp. 15-57, 2011
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 05 May 2011
University of Pennsylvania - Accounting Department, University of Navarra - IESE Business School, Stanford Graduate School of Business and University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School
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internet companies, market-to-revenue multiple, price/sales ratio, private companies, public companies, transitory revenue, venture capital

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Measuring Growth and Its Impact on Reported Growth Persistence

Number of pages: 58 Posted: 09 Oct 2017
Tony Davila, George Foster, Xiaobin He and Carlos Shimizu
University of Navarra - IESE Business School, Stanford Graduate School of Business, Tsinghua University - School of Social Sciences and Stanford Graduate School of Business
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Entrepreneurship, Growth, Startups, Growth Measures, Persistence

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International Equity Valuation: The Relative Importance of Country and Industry Factors Versus Company‐Specific Financial Reporting Information

Accounting & Finance, Vol. 52, Issue 3, pp. 767-814, 2012
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 09 Sep 2012
George Foster, Ron Kasznik and Baljit K. Sidhu
Stanford Graduate School of Business, Stanford Graduate School of Business and UNSW Australia Business School, School of Accounting
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Accounting harmonisation, Financial reporting, International equity valuation, Country factors, Industry factors

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The Rise and Fall of Startups: Creation and Destruction of Revenue and Jobs by Young Companies

Australian Journal of Management, Vol. 40, No. 1, 2015, Stanford University Graduate School of Business Research Paper No. 15-20
Posted: 11 Mar 2015
Tony Davila, George Foster and Xiaobin He
University of Navarra - IESE Business School, Stanford Graduate School of Business and Tsinghua University - School of Social Sciences

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Early-stage companies, entrepreneurship, job creation, job destruction, revenue creation, revenue destruction, startups

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Market-to-Revenue Multiples in Public and Private Capital Markets

Australian Journal of Management, Vol. 36, No. 1, 2011
Posted: 05 Feb 2012
Stanford Graduate School of Business, University of Navarra - IESE Business School, Stanford Graduate School of Business and University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School

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internet companies, market-to-revenue multiple, price/sales ratio, private companies, public companies, transitory revenue, venture capital

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Management Control Systems in Early-Stage Startup Companies

Accounting Review, Forthcoming
Posted: 11 Jan 2007
Tony Davila and George Foster
University of Navarra - IESE Business School and Stanford Graduate School of Business

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management control, management accounting, entrepreneurship, startup companies, CEO turnover

Brand Values and Capital Market Valuation

Review of Accounting Studies, Vol 3, Nos 1-2, 1998
Posted: 13 Sep 1999
Stanford University - Graduate School of Business, University of Texas at Austin - Department of Accounting, Stanford Graduate School of Business and Stanford Graduate School of Business

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Brand Values and Capital Market Valuation

Posted: 15 Jun 1998
Stanford University - Graduate School of Business, University of Texas at Austin - Department of Accounting, Stanford Graduate School of Business and Stanford Graduate School of Business

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The Customer Profitability Implications of Customer Satisfaction

Posted: 10 Dec 1997
George Foster and Mahendra Gupta
Stanford Graduate School of Business and Washington University, St. Louis

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