Toting Up Stock Options

Public companies have been criticized for granting stock options to employees without adding chits to the corporate expense pile. As regulators and some shareholders argue for new rules, Stanford Business School researchers Jeremy Bulow and John Shoven try to follow the money-and the logic.

Weighted Averages Help Transfer Pricing

How should companies price goods that they ship between their own divisions or related companies?

Internationally, that quandary confronts the producers of nearly half of all U.S. imported goods, a third of all U.S. exports, and a huge proportion of global trade elsewhere. By definition these aren’t arms-length deals in an open marketplace, and they raise tough questions. What price, for instance, might Ford of Germany … [ Read more ]