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Please keep in mind that when using the discussion board you are expected to post responses to the weekly discussion questions that have correct grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and appropriate sentence structure. When responding to others, use at least 2-3 reasonable sentences at a minimum (spelling, sentence structure and grammar count). Always proofread your work because we all make mistakes. Remember that spell check is available in the discussion board – use it!
Responses such as ‘good post’ and ‘I agree with you’ and anything similar are not counted – you must both contribute to the discussion in addition to supporting or agreeing with others. Support is good, adding new perspectives or information is excellent. By definition, discussion questions require responses – you are expected to post and respond to all discussion questions unless the discussion question is listed as optional (this means it really is optional and you are not required to respond).
- In the wake of corporate scandals atEnron,Tyco, and WorldCom, some argue that managers of large, publicly owned firms sometimes make decisions to maximize their own welfare as opposed to that of stockholders. Does such behavior create problems in using value maximization as a basis for examining managerial decision making?
- What are some potential benefits to companies of paying executives with stock options? What are some potential risks to companies of paying executives with stock options?
- What is a depository institution and what types of depository institutions are found in the United States? How do they act as intermediaries between savers and borrowers? Why do they play this role?
- Some economists argue that deregulated deposit rates combined with deposit insurance led to the insolvency of many depository institutions. On what basis do they make such an argument?
Answer all questions in one thread, and comment on at least three other classmates’ posts in a total of four different days. Check the discussion board rules at ‘Start Here’ for details.