Corporate Inversions: Tax Dodge, or Symptom of the Tax Code?

Corporate inversions are transactions, such as mergers or acquisitions, that involve a U.S. and foreign headquartered firm and result in the newly formed firm being headquartered outside the U.S. As a result, it can legally lower its U.S. taxes and enjoy parity with its foreign based competitors. 

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The Finance Function in a Global Corporation

Harvard Business Review 86, nos. 7/8 (July – August 2008).

Historically, the finance functions in large U.S. and European firms have focused on cost control, operating budgets, and internal auditing. But as corporations go global, a world of finance opens up within them, presenting new opportunities and challenges for CFOs. 

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