By Jerry W Markham
The writer of the award-winning trilogy A monetary historical past of the us now offers a definitive new reference or the foremost disasters of yank company governance in the beginning of the twenty first century. a vital source for college kids, lecturers and pros in enterprise finance, and securities legislation, this exhaustive paintings presents in-depth assurance of the cave in of the Enron company and different monetary scandals that erupted within the wake of the marketplace downturn of 2000. The authoritative quantity strains the marketplace increase and bust that preceded Enron's cave in, in addition to the aftermath of that failure, together with the Enron financial ruin court cases, the prosecution of Enron officers, and Enron's position within the California power drawback. It examines the function of the SEC's complete disclosure method in company governance, and the position of accountants in that approach, together with Arthur Andersen LLP, the Enron auditor that was once destroyed after it used to be accused of obstructing justice. the writer chronicles the meltdown within the telecom area that gave upward push to accounting scandals at Nortel, Lucent, Qwest, worldwide Crossing, Adelphia, and WorldCom. He lines different accounting and governance disasters at ceremony reduction, Xerox, laptop affiliates, AOL Time Warner, Vivendi, HealthSouth, and Hollinger. Markham additionally covers such Wall road scandals because the Martha Stewart trial, the monetary analyst conflicts, and the mutual fund buying and selling abuses. He analyzes the Sarbanes-Oxley laws that used to be followed according to those scandals, the burdens it imposes, and carrying on with flaws in complete disclosure. Markham additionally lines the extraordinary marketplace restoration that the scandals and addresses the erroneous efforts of company governance reformers that ended in the abuses.
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