Corruption In Corporate America / Edition 2

Paperback (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$33.00
Buy Used
Buy Used from BN.com
$23.51
(Save 28%)
Item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging.
Condition: Used – Good details
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $2.49
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 92%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (12) from $2.49   
  • New (7) from $34.16   
  • Used (5) from $2.49   

Overview

Modern capitalism and political freedom rest on concepts of conscience and morality, and abhor concentrations of unbridled power. In America, that economic and political system developed mechanisms designed to check and balance such power. Despite those mechanisms, corporate America developed too many imperial chief executives who abused their power by engaging in a fraudulent and self-serving pursuit of wealth and perquisites. This edition deals with how this happened, how the system responded, and actions that could minimize the danger of its recurrence. The text analyzes those who either support or keep quiet for miscreant chief executives, and how these participants became involved in corporate fraud. The investigation is completed by a look at the results of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, the law enacted as the corrective response to corporate corruption, and the increasingly intense pressure to ease the expense and other burdens associated with its vigorous enforcement. Hopefully, the insights gained by the analysis will contribute to a revived confidence in the integrity of corporate accounts, and thereby sustain the vitality of America's capital markets, which are essential to our future economic well-being.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

CHOICE
A first-rate introduction to an important and timely topic. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Public, academic, and professional library collections. (praise for the first edition)
Choice
A first-rate introduction to an important and timely topic. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Public, academic, and professional library collections.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761838128
  • Publisher: University Press of America
  • Publication date: 8/28/2007
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 244
  • Product dimensions: 0.55 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Abraham Gitlow is dean emeritus and professor emeritus of economics at New York University.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Part 1 Preface Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 Management Chapter 4 The Board of Directors Chapter 5 The Accountants Chapter 6 The Lawyers Chapter 7 Investment Bankers, Financial Analysts, and Institutional Investors Chapter 8 The Regulators Chapter 9 Protecting the Public Interest Part 10 Appendix I: In Defense of Sarbanes-Oxley Part 11 Appendix II: To Save New York, Learn from London Part 12 Appendix III: Threats to Sarbanes-Oxley: The Outlook Part 13 Index

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)