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Missed InformationBetter Information for Building a Wealthier, More Sustainable Future$
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David Sarokin and Jay Schulkin

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780262034920

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262034920.001.0001

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Corporate Transparency

Corporate Transparency

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(p.73) 4 Corporate Transparency
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David Sarokin

Jay Schulkin

Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262034920.003.0005

Corporations exist in an odd information space, requiring detailed public reporting and simultaneously allowing enormous secrecy. Financial reporting, however, does not paint a full and meaningful picture of corporate activities. Several straightforward changes to financial reporting can make them much more meaningful and useful to investors, analysts, regulators and the financial world in general. More robust changes to information on products can make the market system as a whole more efficient.

Keywords:   Annual reports, SEC, Show me the money, Perfect information, Starbucks, Coca Cola, Amazon, Transparency

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