public company

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public company

a registered company that can offer its shares to the public. Its memorandum of association must state that it is a public company, that its authorized capital is at least the authorized minimum (£50,000) and that its name ends with plc (or public limited company).
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Under this theory, a publicly traded corporation automatically sets compensation "reasonably." In contrast, the IRS has frequently examined the compensation paid by closely held corporations, analyzing a variety of factors, including the nature of the work provided, (18) the education level of the employee, (19) and how many hours the employee actually works for the business.
As early works of academic business ethics set the tone for the field by making the large, publicly traded corporation the central object of study and argument (see, e.g., Donaldson, 1982; Werhane, 1985), academic business ethicists have emphasized similarities between that corporation and the political state to underwrite theorizing and prescription-making in the mold of normative political philosophy.
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The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, once employee-owned and now part of a publicly traded corporation, is not immune from industry woes -- including staff losses in the newsroom.
"We need liberation from: environmentalist restrictions on oil drilling and energy production; Sarbanes-Oxley, which treats businessmen as guilty until proven innocent and increases the cost of doing business for every publicly traded corporation; the government's pervasive regulation and semisocialization of the health-care market, which have artificially driven up the costs of health care; the intervention of the Federal Reserve, which is destroying our savings by inflating the currency; and countless other forms of government spending.
I've also served on the boards of publicly traded companies, so I have both experiences to draw upon when I reflect on director duties in the domain of the family-owned company versus the publicly traded corporation. I'm not stating that one is better than the other; not for a minute is that the case.
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If you are a publicly traded corporation or a firm doing business across the globe, strength and weakness assessments are everyday occurrences.