Corporate Governance

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Public interest in business ethics rose in the wake of the bankruptcies of Enron and WorldCom and has become even more pronounced since the financial crisis of 2008. RAND takes an active role in improving public understanding of corporate governance and ethics issues, with research evaluating the effects of regulations like Sarbanes-Oxley on U.S. businesses, liability risk in the auditing industry, and the relationship between individual investors and the financial services industry.

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    Path to Diversity Success Varies According to Company's History, Culture, Mission

    Companies recognized for exemplary diversity may follow a core set of motives and behaviors, but best practices alone do not always contribute to a high level of diversity.

    Jan 1, 2008

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    Finding the Best Way to Get the Job Done: Alternative Structures for Government Organizations

    Observers within and outside government have speculated that alternative structures--many involving the private sector--may be the key to how government can better perform many of these activities in the future.

    Jan 1, 2001

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    Contracting: The Case for Privately Operated Public Schools

    The report makes a case for contracting—a new approach to school governance that builds on the charter school movement but would extend the autonomy of charter schools (about 140 nationwide) to all schools.

    Jan 1, 1995

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    Brent D. Bradley

    Office of the President
    Education M.S. and B.S. in public administration, University of Southern California

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    Jessica Kikuchi

    Executive Director of Development, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education B.A. in ethnic studies, University of California, San Diego; M.P.A. in nonprofit management, California State University-Northridge

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    Pri Pinnaduwa

    Human Resources Director, RAND Europe
    Education M.Sc. in human resources management, Salford University; B.A. in mathematics, Oxford University

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    Kerin Sequeira

    Finance Director, RAND Europe
    Education ACCA in business & technical accounting, BPP; CIMA certificate in business accounting and finance, BPP