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A Financial History of Modern U.S. Corporate Scandals

From Enron to Reform, 1st Edition

By Jerry W Markham


775 pages

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A definitive new reference on the major failures of American corporate governance at the start of the 21st century.

Tracing the market boom and bust that preceded Enron's collapse, as well as the aftermath of that failure, the book chronicles the meltdown in the telecom sector that gave rise to accounting scandals globally. Featuring expert analysis of the Sarbanes-Oxley legislation that was adopted in response to these scandals, the author also investigates the remarkable market recovery that followed the scandals.

An exhaustive guide to the collapse of the Enron Corporation and other financial scandals that erupted in the wake of the market downturn of 2000, this book is an essential resource for students, teachers and professionals in corporate governance, finance, and law.

Table of Contents


Part I. The Stock Market Bubble and Enron

1. The Stock Market Bubble

2. The Enron Corp.

3. The Enron Scandal and Its Consequences

Part II. Full Disclosure and Corporate Governance

4. Full Disclosure

5. Arthur Andersen and Other Scandals

6. Fiduciary Duties and Corporate Governance Principles

Part III. Full Disclosure Fails

7. Telecoms and WorldCom

8. Analysts and Insider Trading Scandals

9. More Scandals and Reform

Part IV. Recovery and Reform

10. Market Recovery

11. Reforming the Reforms


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economic History