George Serafeim

Harvard Business School

Charles M. Williams Professor of Business Administration

Boston, MA 02163

United States

http://www.hbs.edu/faculty/Pages/profile.aspx?facId=15705

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The Consequences of Mandatory Corporate Sustainability Reporting

Harvard Business School Research Working Paper No. 11-100
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 03 Apr 2011 Last Revised: 01 May 2017
Ioannis Ioannou and George Serafeim
London Business School - Department of Strategic & International Management and Harvard Business School
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: disclosure regulation, sustainability reporting, mandatory disclosure, corporate sustainability, corporate social responsibility

The Consequences of Mandatory Corporate Sustainability Reporting

Forthcoming chapter in Oxford Handbook of Corporate Social Responsibility, Oxford University Press.
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 03 Apr 2011
Ioannis Ioannou and George Serafeim
London Business School - Department of Strategic & International Management and Harvard Business School
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: disclosure regulation, sustainability reporting, mandatory disclosure, corporate sustainability, corporate social responsibility

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Corporate Sustainability: First Evidence on Materiality

The Accounting Review, Vol. 91, No. 6, pp. 1697-1724.
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 11 Mar 2015 Last Revised: 01 Feb 2017
Mozaffar Khan, George Serafeim and Aaron Yoon
Causeway Capital Management, LLC, Harvard Business School and Northwestern University - Department of Accounting Information & Management
Downloads 16,836 (215)
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sustainability, corporate social responsibility, investments, corporate performance

The Impact of Corporate Sustainability on Organizational Processes and Performance

Management Science, Volume 60, Issue 11, pp. 2835-2857, February 2014
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 25 Nov 2011 Last Revised: 01 Feb 2017
Robert G. Eccles, Ioannis Ioannou and George Serafeim
University of Oxford - Said Business School, London Business School - Department of Strategic & International Management and Harvard Business School
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sustainability, corporate social responsibility, culture, governance, disclosure, performance

The Impact of Corporate Sustainability on Organizational Processes and Performance

NBER Working Paper No. w17950
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 31 Mar 2012
Robert G. Eccles, Ioannis Ioannou and George Serafeim
University of Oxford - Said Business School, London Business School - Department of Strategic & International Management and Harvard Business School
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Corporate Social Responsibility and Access to Finance

Strategic Management Journal, 35 (1): 1-23.
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 25 May 2011 Last Revised: 28 Nov 2014
Beiting Cheng, Ioannis Ioannou and George Serafeim
Harvard University - Harvard Business School, London Business School - Department of Strategic & International Management and Harvard Business School
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corporate social responsibility, sustainability, capital constraints, ESG (environmental, social, governance) performance

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Why and How Investors Use ESG Information: Evidence from a Global Survey

Financial Analysts Journal, 2018, Volume 74 Issue 3, pp. 87-103.
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 02 Mar 2017 Last Revised: 06 Feb 2020
Amir Amel-Zadeh and George Serafeim
University of Oxford - Said Business School and Harvard Business School
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ESG, Sustainability, Investment Performance, Nonfinancial, Disclosure

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Chief Sustainability Officers: Who Are They and What Do They Do?

Chapter 8 in Leading Sustainable Change, Oxford University Press, 2014
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 21 Mar 2014 Last Revised: 05 Sep 2014
Kathleen Miller and George Serafeim
Miller Consultants and Harvard Business School
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sustainability, organizational change, Chief Sustainability Officer, innovation, strategy

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Corporate and Integrated Reporting: A Functional Perspective

Chapter 9 in Corporate Stewardship: Achieving Sustainable Effectiveness, edited by Ed Lawler, Sue Mohrman, and James O’Toole, Greenleaf, 2015.
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 02 Feb 2014 Last Revised: 24 May 2018
Robert G. Eccles and George Serafeim
University of Oxford - Said Business School and Harvard Business School
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corporate reporting, integrated reporting, information, investing, sustainability, accounting

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Does Mandatory IFRS Adoption Improve the Information Environment?

Contemporary Accounting Research, Vol. 30, No. 1: 388-423.
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 06 Sep 2008 Last Revised: 19 Jul 2013
Joanne Horton, George Serafeim and Ioanna Serafeim
University of Warwick - Warwick Business School, Harvard Business School and Capital Market Commission
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IFRS, analysts, information environment, comparability, information quality

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Corporate Purpose and Financial Performance

Organization Science, 30(1), pp.1-18
Number of pages: 164 Posted: 18 Sep 2016 Last Revised: 30 Jan 2020
Wharton School, University of Penn, Columbia Business School - Finance and Economics and Harvard Business School
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corporate purpose, performance, employee engagement, work meaning

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The Impact of Corporate Social Responsibility on Investment Recommendations: Analysts’ Perceptions and Shifting Institutional Logics

Strategic Management Journal, Volume 36, Issue 7, pp. 1053-1081, July 2015
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 17 Nov 2009 Last Revised: 01 Feb 2017
Ioannis Ioannou and George Serafeim
London Business School - Department of Strategic & International Management and Harvard Business School
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corporate social responsiblity, analysts' recommendations, stakeholder theory, management innovation, learning, governance, environment

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Corporate Sustainability: A Strategy?

Harvard Business School Accounting & Management Unit Working Paper No. 19-065
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 08 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 20 Apr 2021
Ioannis Ioannou and George Serafeim
London Business School - Department of Strategic & International Management and Harvard Business School
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sustainability, corporate social responsibility, strategy, strategic management, convergence/divergence, best practices, performance, sustainability strategy

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The Role of the Corporation in Society: An Alternative View and Opportunities for Future Research

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 28 May 2013 Last Revised: 09 Jun 2014
George Serafeim
Harvard Business School
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corporate performance, corporate size, sustainability, corporate social responsibility, accounting

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Corporate Resilience and Response During COVID-19

Harvard Business School Accounting & Management Unit Working Paper No. 20-108
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 17 Apr 2020 Last Revised: 01 Oct 2020
State Street Associates, State Street Associates, Harvard Business School and State Street Associates
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human capital; supply chain; crisis management; operations; ESG; COVID-19

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Shareholder Activism on Sustainability Issues

Number of pages: 56 Posted: 07 Jul 2016 Last Revised: 04 Sep 2016
Jody Grewal, George Serafeim and Aaron Yoon
Joseph L. Rotman School of Management - University of Toronto, Harvard Business School and Northwestern University - Department of Accounting Information & Management
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sustainability, shareholder activism, corporate performance, corporate social responsibility

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Integrated Reporting and Investor Clientele

Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, Volume 27, Number 2. Spring 2015.
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 14 Jan 2014 Last Revised: 13 May 2015
George Serafeim
Harvard Business School
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integrated reporting, sustainability, disclosure, short-termism, investor clientele, investor activism

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Material Sustainability Information and Stock Price Informativeness

Journal of Business Ethics, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 10 May 2017 Last Revised: 16 Feb 2021
Jody Grewal, Clarissa Hauptmann and George Serafeim
Joseph L. Rotman School of Management - University of Toronto, Oxford University, Saïd Business School and Harvard Business School
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voluntary disclosure, accounting standards, sustainability, nonfinancial information, corporate social responsibility, stock price informativeness, synchronicity

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Speaking of the Short-Term: Disclosure Horizon and Managerial Myopia

Review of Accounting Studies, Volume 20, Issue 3, pp 1122–1163, 2015
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 06 Feb 2012 Last Revised: 01 Feb 2017
Francois Brochet, Maria Loumioti and George Serafeim
Boston University - Department of Accounting, The University of Texas at Dallas and Harvard Business School
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short termism, corporate performance, conference calls, investor base, risk, cost of capital

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Public Sentiment and the Price of Corporate Sustainability

Financial Analysts Journal, 76 (2): 26-46.
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 19 Oct 2018 Last Revised: 16 Apr 2020
George Serafeim
Harvard Business School
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corporate sustainability, ESG metrics, public sentiment, corporate valuation, investment management

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Accelerating the Adoption of Integrated Reporting

CSR INDEX, Francesco de Leo, Matthias Vollbracht, eds., InnoVatio Publishing Ltd., 2011
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 17 Aug 2011
Robert G. Eccles and George Serafeim
University of Oxford - Said Business School and Harvard Business School
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integrated reporting, sustainability, corporate social responsibility

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Market Reaction to and Valuation of IFRS Reconciliation Adjustments: First Evidence from the UK

Review of Accounting Studies, 15, no. 4.
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 10 Aug 2006 Last Revised: 19 Jul 2013
Joanne Horton and George Serafeim
University of Warwick - Warwick Business School and Harvard Business School
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IFRS, event study, value relevance, disclosure strategy

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Four Things No One Will Tell You About ESG Data

Journal of Applied Corporate Finance 31 (2), Spring 2019, pages 50-58.
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 16 Jul 2019
Sakis Kotsantonis and George Serafeim
KKS Advisors and Harvard Business School
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ESG, investments, sustainability, nonfinancial data

Four Things No One Will Tell You About ESG Data

Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, Vol. 31, Issue 2, pp. 50-58, 2019
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 27 May 2020
Sakis Kotsantonis and George Serafeim
KKS Advisors and Harvard Business School
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Market Reaction to Mandatory Nonfinancial Disclosure

Management Science, 65(7), pp.3061-3084
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 09 Sep 2015 Last Revised: 30 Jan 2020
Jody Grewal, Eddie Riedl and George Serafeim
Joseph L. Rotman School of Management - University of Toronto, Boston University - Questrom School of Business and Harvard Business School
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event study; ESG reporting; international; nonfinancial disclosure; sustainability; environmental; social responsibility; governance

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The Effect of Target Difficulty on Target Completion: The Case of Reducing Carbon Emissions

The Accounting Review, Vol. 91, No. 5, pp. 1467-1492, 2016
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 21 Aug 2012 Last Revised: 01 Feb 2017
Ioannis Ioannou, Shelley Xin Li and George Serafeim
London Business School - Department of Strategic & International Management, University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business and Harvard Business School
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target setting, incentives, performance, environment, carbon emissions, climate change

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Market Competition, Earnings Management, and Persistence in Accounting Profitability around the World

Review of Accounting Studies, Volume 19, Issue 4, pp 1281-1308, December 2014
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 21 Jun 2011 Last Revised: 01 Feb 2017
Paul M. Healy, George Serafeim, Suraj Srinivasan and Gwen Yu
Harvard Business School, Harvard Business School, Harvard Business School and University of Michigan
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market competition, Performance persistence, Cross-country differences, Financial statement analysis

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Market Consistent Embedded Values as 'Fair Value' Measurements for Life Insurance Accounting: A Step Too Far With Finance Theory?

Number of pages: 53 Posted: 11 Jan 2007
Joanne Horton, Richard H. Macve and George Serafeim
University of Warwick - Warwick Business School, London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Accounting and Finance and Harvard Business School
Downloads 1,958 (9,587)
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Fair Value, Life Insurance, Embedded Values, Market Efficiency, Risk

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Measuring Purpose: An Integrated Framework

Number of pages: 9 Posted: 02 Feb 2021
Impact Management Project, University of Oxford - Said Business School, Global Steering Group for Impact Investment, University of Oxford - Said Business School, Value Balancing Alliance, University of Oxford - Said Business School, Economics of Mutuality, Harvard Business School, University of Oxford - Said Business School, Centre for Corporate Reputation - Said Business School, University of Oxford and Impact Investing and Sustainability Special Projects
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Measurement, Purpose, Metrics, Accounting, Valuation

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What Drives Corporate Social Performance? The Role of Nation-level Institutions

Journal of International Business Studies Vol. 43, No. 9: 834-864.
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 20 Aug 2010 Last Revised: 19 Jul 2013
Ioannis Ioannou and George Serafeim
London Business School - Department of Strategic & International Management and Harvard Business School
Downloads 1,890 (10,175)
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Corporate Social Performance, Corporate Social Responsibility, Environmental, Corporate Governance, International Institutions

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Firm Competitiveness and Detection of Bribery

Harvard Business School Accounting & Management Unit Working Paper
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 29 Jul 2013 Last Revised: 24 Apr 2014
George Serafeim
Harvard Business School
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competitiveness, reputation, bribe, corruption, firm performance, employee morale, control systems

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Investors as Stewards of the Commons?

Journal of Applied Corporate Finance 30 (2), Spring 2018
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 08 Aug 2017 Last Revised: 24 May 2018
George Serafeim
Harvard Business School
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stewardship, engagement, governance, sustainability, environment, inclusion, inequality, social change, investors

Investors as Stewards of the Commons?

Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, Vol. 30, Issue 2, pp. 8-17, 2018
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 20 Aug 2018 Last Revised: 04 Oct 2020
George Serafeim
Harvard Business School
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How ESG Issues Become Financially Material to Corporations and Their Investors

Harvard Business School Accounting & Management Unit Working Paper No. 20-056
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 08 Nov 2019 Last Revised: 23 Nov 2020
David Freiberg, Jean Rogers and George Serafeim
Harvard University - Business School (HBS), Accounting Standards Board and Harvard Business School
Downloads 1,622 (12,965)
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Sustainability Disclosure, Esg, Materiality, Social Impact, Corporate Valuation, Pharmaceutical Companies, Ethics, Business Ethics, Sustainability, Environment, Finance, Accounting, Disclosure, Disclosure and Access, Regulation, Valuation, Corporate Governance, Corporate Accountability

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Stock Price Reactions to ESG News: The Role of ESG Ratings and Disagreement

Harvard Business School Accounting & Management Unit Working Paper No. 21-079
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 13 Jan 2021 Last Revised: 10 Mar 2021
George Serafeim and Aaron Yoon
Downloads 1,360 (17,194)
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ESG; ESG (environmental, social, governance) performance; ESG (environmental/social/governance) performance; ESG disclosure; ESG ratings; ESG reporting; ESG disclosure metrics; sustainability; Investments; news; disagreement; rating disagreement; ratings

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Information Risk and Fair Values: An Examination of Equity Betas

Journal of Accounting Research, 49, no. 4: 1083–1122.
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 28 Jul 2009 Last Revised: 19 Jul 2013
Eddie Riedl and George Serafeim
Boston University - Questrom School of Business and Harvard Business School
Downloads 1,283 (18,610)
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banks, risk, fair value, financial instruments, SFAS 157

Resources or Power? Implications of Social Networks on Compensation and Firm Performance

Journal of Business, Finance and Accounting, Vol. 39, Issue 3-4: 399-426.
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 12 Jun 2009 Last Revised: 19 Jul 2013
Joanne Horton, Yuval Millo and George Serafeim
University of Warwick - Warwick Business School, London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Accounting Department and Harvard Business School
Downloads 1,256 (18,918)

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corporate governance, compensation, board of directors, social networks, performance

Resources or Power? Implications of Social Networks on Compensation and Firm Performance

Journal of Business Finance & Accounting, Vol. 39, Issue 3-4, pp. 399-426, 2012
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 21 Apr 2012
Joanne Horton, Yuval Millo and George Serafeim
University of Warwick - Warwick Business School, London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Accounting Department and Harvard Business School
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Corporate governance, compensation, board of directors, social networks, corporate performance

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Decarbonization Factors

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 14 Sep 2019 Last Revised: 18 Nov 2019
State Street Associates, State Street Associates, Harvard Business School, State Street Associates and State Street Associates
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climate change, ESG, investment management, factor investing, investor behavior

Financing the Response to Climate Change: The Pricing and Ownership of U.S. Green Bonds

Number of pages: 45 Posted: 13 Nov 2018
Harvard Business School, Brandeis International Business School, Harvard Business School and NYU Stern School of Business
Downloads 1,018 (25,951)
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Municipal Bonds, Green Bonds, Climate Finance

Financing the Response to Climate Change: The Pricing and Ownership of U.S. Green Bonds

NBER Working Paper No. w25194
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 29 Oct 2018
Harvard Business School, Brandeis International Business School, Harvard Business School and NYU Stern School of Business
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An Analysis of Firms' Self-Reported Anticorruption Efforts

The Accounting Review Vol. 91, No. 2, pp. 489-511, 2016
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 06 Mar 2013 Last Revised: 01 Feb 2017
Paul M. Healy and George Serafeim
Harvard Business School and Harvard Business School
Downloads 1,001 (26,910)
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corruption, bribery, corporate performance, sales growth, profitability, disclosure, enforcement, monitoring, leadership

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Which Corporate ESG News does the Market React to?

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 26 Apr 2021 Last Revised: 28 Apr 2021
George Serafeim and Aaron Yoon
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ESG, information, news, market reaction

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‘Deprival Value’ vs ‘Fair Value’ Measurement for Contract Liabilities: How to Resolve the ‘Revenue Recognition’ Conundrum?

Accounting and Business Research, 41, no. 5: 491–514.
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 07 Jul 2006 Last Revised: 19 Jul 2013
Joanne Horton, Richard H. Macve and George Serafeim
University of Warwick - Warwick Business School, London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Accounting and Finance and Harvard Business School
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Fair value, deprival value, contract liabilities, revenue recognition

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Why is Corporate Virtue in the Eye of the Beholder? The Case of ESG Ratings

The Accounting Review, https://doi.org/10.2308/TAR-2019-0506
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 12 Apr 2021 Last Revised: 19 Apr 2021
University of Oregon, Harvard Business School and Harvard University - Business School (HBS)
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ESG Ratings, Rating Agency Disagreement, ESG Disclosure, Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability

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Did Fair Valuation Depress Equity Values During the 2008 Financial Crisis?

Number of pages: 42 Posted: 05 Sep 2009 Last Revised: 03 Nov 2009
Claudine Madras Gartenberg and George Serafeim
Wharton School, University of Penn and Harvard Business School
Downloads 856 (33,565)
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fair value, financial instruments, financial crisis, stock returns

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Security Analyst Networks, Performance and Career Outcomes

Number of pages: 37 Posted: 12 Dec 2009
Joanne Horton and George Serafeim
University of Warwick - Warwick Business School and Harvard Business School
Downloads 848 (34,019)
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security analysts, social networks, forecast accuracy, forecast boldness, career outcome

Mutual Fund Trading Pressure: Firm-Level Stock Price Impact and Timing of SEOs

AFA 2010 Atlanta Meetings Paper
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 19 Mar 2009 Last Revised: 08 Jul 2011
Mozaffar Khan, Leonid Kogan and George Serafeim
Causeway Capital Management, LLC, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and Harvard Business School
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SEO, Market Timing, Price Impact, Trading Pressure, Mutual Fund

Mutual Fund Trading Pressure: Firm-Level Stock Price Impact and Timing of SEOs

Journal of Finance, 67, no. 4: 1371–1395
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 08 Jul 2011 Last Revised: 19 Jul 2013
Mozaffar Khan, Leonid Kogan and George Serafeim
Causeway Capital Management, LLC, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and Harvard Business School
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SEO, Market Timing, Price Impact, Trading Pressure, Mutual Fund

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An Experiment in Fair Value Accounting? The State of the Art in Research and Thought Leadership on Accounting for Life Assurance in the UK and Continental Europe

ICAEW, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 141 Posted: 29 Sep 2007
Joanne Horton, Richard H. Macve and George Serafeim
University of Warwick - Warwick Business School, London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Accounting and Finance and Harvard Business School
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Insurance, fair value, measurement base, performance measurement

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Corporate Environmental Impact: Measurement, Data and Information

Harvard Business School Accounting & Management Unit Working Paper No. 20-098
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 06 Apr 2020 Last Revised: 01 Mar 2021
David Freiberg, DG Park, George Serafeim and Rob Zochowski
Harvard University - Business School (HBS), Harvard University - Business School (HBS), Harvard Business School and Harvard University - Business School (HBS)
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environment, impact, measurement, environmental ratings, corporate valuation, financial materiality

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The Value Relevance of Corporate Sustainability Disclosures: An Analysis of a Dataset from One Large Asset Owner

Number of pages: 55 Posted: 13 May 2017
George Serafeim and Jody Grewal
Harvard Business School and Joseph L. Rotman School of Management - University of Toronto
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sustainability, nonfinancial data, information, value relevance

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The Effect of Institutional Factors on the Value of Corporate Diversification

Advances in Strategic Management, Volume 32: Finance and Strategy, August 2014
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 21 Aug 2012 Last Revised: 10 Sep 2014
Venkat Kuppuswamy, George Serafeim and Belen Villalonga
D'Amore-McKim School of Business, Northeastern University, Harvard Business School and New York University (NYU) - Leonard N. Stern School of Business
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corporate diversification, industrial diversification, labor market efficiency, product market competition, competition, capital market efficiency, country competitiveness, conglomerates

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Cross-Firm Return Predictability and Accounting Quality

Number of pages: 47 Posted: 28 Sep 2015 Last Revised: 03 Feb 2016
Wen Chen, Mozaffar Khan, Leonid Kogan and George Serafeim
City University of Hong Kong (CityUHK), Causeway Capital Management, LLC, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and Harvard Business School
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Return predictability, Accounting quality, Information frictions

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Career Concerns of Banking Analysts

Journal of Accounting & Economics (JAE), Volume 63, Issues 2-3, April-May 2017, Pages 231–252.
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 24 Apr 2015 Last Revised: 19 Apr 2017
Joanne Horton, George Serafeim and Shan Wu
University of Warwick - Warwick Business School, Harvard Business School and Nanjing University
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analysts, conflicts of interest, career concerns, bias, labor market, sell-side analysts

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Agency Costs and Enforcement of Management Controls: Analyzing Punishments for Perpetrators of Economic Crimes

AAA 2017 Management Accounting Section (MAS) Meeting
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 30 Jun 2016 Last Revised: 12 May 2018
Paul M. Healy and George Serafeim
Harvard Business School and Harvard Business School
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economic crime, gender, fraud, penalties, corruption, social networks, agency costs

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Does Financial Misconduct Affect the Future Compensation of Alumni Managers?

Harvard Business School Working Paper, Harvard Business School Accounting & Management Unit Working Paper
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 15 Nov 2017
Boris Groysberg, Eric Lin and George Serafeim
Harvard Business School, United States Military Academy and Harvard Business School
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financial misconduct, restatements, stigma, compensation, human capital

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Voluntary, Self-Regulatory and Mandatory Disclosure of Oil and Gas Company Payments to Foreign Governments

Accounting Horizons, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 19 Nov 2011 Last Revised: 23 Oct 2019
Paul M. Healy and George Serafeim
Harvard Business School and Harvard Business School
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oil and gas, transparency, disclosure, corruption, competition, self regulation, regulation

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Accounting for Organizational Employment Impact

Harvard Business School Accounting & Management Unit Working Paper No. 21-050
Number of pages: 88 Posted: 09 Oct 2020 Last Revised: 26 Jan 2021
Harvard University - Business School (HBS), Harvard University - Harvard Business School, Harvard Business School and Harvard University - Business School (HBS)
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employment, wages, impact measurement, financial statements, benefits, childcare, gender, race

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A Framework for Product Impact-Weighted Accounts

Impact-Weighted Accounts Research Report, Harvard Business School Accounting & Management Unit Working Paper No. 20-076
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 07 Feb 2020 Last Revised: 28 Oct 2020
George Serafeim and Katie Trinh
Harvard Business School and Harvard University - Business School (HBS)
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impact measurement; product impact; ESG; accounting; metrics

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FIN Around the World: The Contribution of Financing Activity to Profitability

Harvard Business School Accounting & Management Unit Working Paper No. 2113557
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 19 Jul 2012 Last Revised: 18 Sep 2012
Russell J. Lundholm, George Serafeim and Gwen Yu
University of British Columbia - Sauder School of Business, Harvard Business School and University of Michigan
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Domestic Credit, Financial Statement Analysis, Return on Equity, Corporate Performance

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The Stock Selection and Performance of Buy-Side Analysts

Management Science, 59 (5): 1062-1075
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 18 Jul 2010 Last Revised: 03 Feb 2014
Harvard Business School, Harvard Business School, Harvard Business School and University of California, Irvine - Paul Merage School of Business
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Buy-Side Analysts, Sell-Side Analysts, Stock Recommendations, Recommendation Optimism, Recommendation Performance

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Research on Corporate Sustainability: Review and Directions for Future Research

Foundations and Trends® in Accounting: Vol. 14: No. 2, pp 73-127, 2020
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 26 Oct 2020
Jody Grewal and George Serafeim
Joseph L. Rotman School of Management - University of Toronto and Harvard Business School
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Sustainability, ESG, Measurement, Accounting, Disclosure, Management Control Systems

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Corporate Purpose in Public and Private Firms

Number of pages: 45 Posted: 23 Aug 2019 Last Revised: 17 Aug 2020
Claudine Madras Gartenberg and George Serafeim
Wharton School, University of Penn and Harvard Business School
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Corporate Purpose, Corporate Ownership, Corporate Governance, Investor Type

58.

Reliable Sustainability Ratings: The Influence of Business Models on Information Intermediaries

Chapter in Routledge Handbook on Responsible Investing (Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 20 Aug 2012 Last Revised: 22 Oct 2014
Robert G. Eccles, Jock Herron and George Serafeim
University of Oxford - Said Business School, Harvard University - School of Design and Harvard Business School
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sustainability, ratings, corporate performance, rating agencies, conflicts of interest, integrated reporting, corporate social responsibility

59.

Consequences and Institutional Determinants of Unregulated Corporate Financial Statements: Evidence from Embedded Value Reporting

Journal of Accounting Research, 49, no. 2.
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 05 May 2010 Last Revised: 19 Jul 2013
George Serafeim
Harvard Business School
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transparency, innovation, regulation, embedded value, fair value, institutions, insurance

60.

Social Networks: The Impact on Firms’ Information Environment and Corporate Communication

AAA 2010 Financial Accounting and Reporting Section (FARS) Paper
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 02 Sep 2009 Last Revised: 29 Aug 2012
Joanne Horton, George Serafeim and A. Irem Tuna
University of Warwick - Warwick Business School, Harvard Business School and London Business School
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Voluntary and mandatory disclosure, Social networks, Accruals, Management forecasts, Information Environment, Corporate Communication

61.

Decarbonizing Everything

Financial Analysts Journal, forthcoming.
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 07 Jan 2021 Last Revised: 25 Mar 2021
State Street Associates, State Street Associates, Harvard Business School, State Street Associates and State Street Associates
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climate change, investments, factor investing, ESG, environment, climate finance, decarbonization

62.

Intelligent Design of Inclusive Growth Strategies

Harvard Business School Accounting & Management Unit Working Paper No. 20-050
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 01 Nov 2019
Robert S. Kaplan, George Serafeim and Eduardo Tugendhat
Harvard Business School, Harvard Business School and The Palladium Group
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inclusion, sustainability, strategy, performance measures, governance

63.

Directed Brokerage no More: The Effects of New Regulation in the Mutual Fund Industry

Number of pages: 50 Posted: 10 Jul 2008
George Serafeim
Harvard Business School
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Mutual funds, Regulation, Conflicts of interest, Brokerage, Bias

64.

Science-Based Carbon Emissions Targets

Number of pages: 59 Posted: 19 Mar 2021 Last Revised: 29 Mar 2021
David Freiberg, Jody Grewal and George Serafeim
Harvard University - Business School (HBS), Joseph L. Rotman School of Management - University of Toronto and Harvard Business School
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climate change, environment, target setting, management control systems

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Accounting for Product Impact in the Consumer-Packaged Foods Industry

Harvard Business School Accounting & Management Unit Working Paper No. 21-051
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 09 Oct 2020 Last Revised: 02 Dec 2020
Amanda Rischbieth, George Serafeim and Katie Trinh
Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, Harvard Business School and Harvard University - Business School (HBS)
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66.

Measuring Employment Impact: Applications and Cases

Harvard Business School Accounting & Management Unit Working Paper No. 21-082
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 02 Feb 2021
Katie Panella and George Serafeim
Harvard University - Harvard Business School and Harvard Business School
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impact measurement, accounting, employees, well-being, diversity, opportunity, wages

67.

Accounting for Product Impact in the Consumer Finance Industry

Harvard Business School Accounting & Management Unit Working Paper No. 21-061
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 16 Nov 2020 Last Revised: 15 Dec 2020
George Serafeim and Katie Trinh
Harvard Business School and Harvard University - Business School (HBS)
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Product Design, Product Positioning, Society

68.

Accounting for Product Impact in the Telecommunications Industry

Harvard Business School Accounting & Management Unit Working Paper No. 21-105
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 01 Apr 2021 Last Revised: 15 May 2021
George Serafeim and Katie Trinh
Harvard Business School and Harvard University - Business School (HBS)
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Product Innovation, impact, impact investing, impact measurement, ESG, ESG performance, ESG (environmental/social/governance) performance, ESG ratings, social corporate responsibility, corporate social responsibility, social impact, telecommunications

69.

Accounting for Product Impact in the Airlines Industry

Harvard Business School Accounting & Management Unit Working Paper No. 21-066
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 22 Nov 2020 Last Revised: 09 Feb 2021
George Serafeim and Katie Trinh
Harvard Business School and Harvard University - Business School (HBS)
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ESG Integration in Investment Management: Myths and Realities

Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, Vol. 28, Issue 2, pp. 10-16, 2016
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 12 Jul 2016
Sakis Kotsantonis, Chris Pinney and George Serafeim
KKS Advisors, High Meadows Institute and Harvard Business School
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Market Interest in Nonfinancial Information

Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, Vol. 23, Issue 4, pp. 113-127, 2011
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 22 Dec 2011
Robert G. Eccles, George Serafeim and Michael P. Krzus
University of Oxford - Said Business School, Harvard Business School and Independent
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The Need for Sector‐Specific Materiality and Sustainability Reporting Standards

Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, Vol. 24, Issue 2, pp. 65-71, 2012
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 21 Jul 2012
University of Oxford - Said Business School, Independent, Accounting Standards Board and Harvard Business School
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Attracting Long‐Term Investors Through Integrated Thinking and Reporting: A Clinical Study of a Biopharmaceutical Company

Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, Vol. 26, Issue 2, pp. 57-64, 2014
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 09 Jul 2014
Andrew Knauer and George Serafeim
Harvard University - Business School (HBS) and Harvard Business School
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74.

A Tale of Two Stories: Sustainability and the Quarterly Earnings Call

Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, Vol. 25, Issue 3, pp. 8-19, 2013
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 23 Dec 2013
Robert G. Eccles and George Serafeim
University of Oxford - Said Business School and Harvard Business School
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The Economic Significance of Long‐Term Plans

Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, Vol. 31, Issue 2, pp. 22-33, 2019
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 27 May 2020
KKS Advisors, affiliation not provided to SSRN, affiliation not provided to SSRN, Harvard Business School and CECP
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76.

Intel: Exploring Market Opportunities in Water

Harvard Business School Organizational Behavior Unit Case No. 412-100
Posted: 06 Jun 2012
Robert G. Eccles, Amy C. Edmondson and George Serafeim
University of Oxford - Said Business School, Harvard University - Technology & Operations Management Unit and Harvard Business School

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77.

Ultimate Fighting Championship: License to Operate (B)

Harvard Business School Accounting & Management Unit Case No. 112-081
Posted: 07 May 2012
George Serafeim and Kyle Welch
Harvard Business School and George Washington University

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78.

Tough Decisions at Marks and Spencer

Harvard Business School Accounting & Management Unit Case No. 112-062
Posted: 07 May 2012
Robert G. Eccles, George Serafeim and Kyle Armbrester
University of Oxford - Said Business School, Harvard Business School and Harvard University - Business School (HBS)

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Aviva Investors

Harvard Business School Accounting & Management Unit Case No. 112-047
Posted: 23 Mar 2012
George Serafeim, Robert G. Eccles and Kyle Armbrester
Harvard Business School, University of Oxford - Said Business School and Harvard University - Business School (HBS)

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80.

Dow Chemical: Innovating for Sustainability

Harvard Business School Accounting & Management Unit Case No. 112-064
Posted: 20 Mar 2012
Robert G. Eccles, George Serafeim and Xin Li
University of Oxford - Said Business School, Harvard Business School and affiliation not provided to SSRN

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Allied Electronics Corporation Ltd: Linking Compensation to Sustainability Metrics

Harvard Business School Accounting & Management Unit Case No. 412-075
Posted: 14 Mar 2012
Robert G. Eccles, George Serafeim, Xin Li and Alan Knight
University of Oxford - Said Business School, Harvard Business School, affiliation not provided to SSRN and affiliation not provided to SSRN

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82.

Oddo Securities - ESG Integration

Harvard Business School Accounting & Management Unit Case No. 111-085
Posted: 29 Feb 2012
George Serafeim, Paul M. Healy and Aldo Sesia
Harvard Business School, Harvard Business School and Harvard Business School

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83.

Ultimate Fighting Championship: License to Operate (A)

Harvard Business School Accounting & Management Unit Case No. 112-011
Posted: 29 Feb 2012
George Serafeim and Kyle Welch
Harvard Business School and George Washington University

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84.

Caesars Entertainment: CodeGreen

Harvard Business School General Management Unit Case No. 111-115
Posted: 28 Feb 2012
George Serafeim, Robert G. Eccles and Tiffany A. Clay
Harvard Business School, University of Oxford - Said Business School and Harvard University - Business School (HBS)

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85.

Leasing Decision at Magnet Beauty Products, Inc.

Harvard Business School Accounting & Management Unit Case No. 111-039
Posted: 13 Feb 2012
Krishna Palepu and George Serafeim
Harvard University - Harvard Business School and Harvard Business School

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86.

KKR: Leveraging Sustainability

Harvard Business School Entrepreneurial Management Case No. 112-032
Posted: 06 Feb 2012
Robert G. Eccles, George Serafeim and Tiffany A. Clay
University of Oxford - Said Business School, Harvard Business School and Harvard University - Business School (HBS)

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87.

Foxconn Technology Group (B)

Harvard Business School Accounting & Management Unit Case No. 112-058
Posted: 05 Feb 2012
Robert G. Eccles, George Serafeim and Beiting Cheng
University of Oxford - Said Business School, Harvard Business School and Harvard University - Harvard Business School

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88.

GoodGuide

Harvard Business School Accounting & Management Unit Case No. 112-031
Posted: 04 Feb 2012
George Serafeim, Robert G. Eccles and Tiffany A. Clay
Harvard Business School, University of Oxford - Said Business School and Harvard University - Business School (HBS)

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89.

Natura Cosmeticos, S.A.

Harvard Business School Accounting & Management Unit Case No. 412-052
Posted: 04 Feb 2012 Last Revised: 06 Feb 2012
Robert G. Eccles, George Serafeim and James Heffernan
University of Oxford - Said Business School, Harvard Business School and The Brazilian Association of Business Communication

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90.

Wealth Management Crisis at UBS (A)

Harvard Business School Accounting & Management Unit Case No. 111-082
Posted: 31 Jan 2012
Paul M. Healy, George Serafeim and David Lane
Harvard Business School, Harvard Business School and affiliation not provided to SSRN

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Mandatory Environmental, Social, and Governance Disclosure in the European Union

Harvard Business School Accounting & Management Unit Case No. 111-120
Posted: 30 Jan 2012
Robert G. Eccles, George Serafeim and Phillip Andrews
University of Oxford - Said Business School, Harvard Business School and affiliation not provided to SSRN

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92.

What Factors Drive Analyst Forecasts?

Financial Analysts Journal, Vol. 67, No. 4, 2011
Posted: 09 Aug 2011
Harvard Business School, Harvard Business School, Harvard Business School and Harvard Business School

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Equity Investments, Fundamental Analysis (Sector, Industry, Company) and the Valuation of Individual Equity Securities, Company Analysis, Portfolio Management, Economic Analysis and Capital Market Expectations, Macroeconomic Forecasts in Determining Asset Class/Security Return Expectations, Behavior

93.

Urban Water Partners (B)

HBS Case No. 111-029, Harvard Business School Accounting & Management Unit
Posted: 01 Dec 2010
Karthik Ramanna, George Serafeim and Aldo Sesia
University of Oxford - Blavatnik School of Government, Harvard Business School and Harvard Business School

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94.

Urban Water Partners (A)

HBS Case No. 111-016, Harvard Business School Accounting & Management Unit
Posted: 01 Dec 2010
Karthik Ramanna, George Serafeim and Aldo Sesia
University of Oxford - Blavatnik School of Government, Harvard Business School and Harvard Business School

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95.

Subprime Crisis and Fair-Value Accounting

HBS Case No. 109-031, Harvard Business School Accounting & Management Unit
Posted: 04 Nov 2009
Paul M. Healy, Krishna Palepu and George Serafeim
Harvard Business School, Harvard University - Harvard Business School and Harvard Business School

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