Disorganized Crimes: Why Corporate Governance and Government Intervention Failed, and What We Can Do About It

Disorganized Crimes: Why Corporate Governance and Government Intervention Failed, and What We Can Do About It

by Bernard E. Munk


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Corporate misgovernance and the failure of government regulation have led to major financial fiascos. 'Disorganized crimes' are disruptive and costly. Munk links the two major eras of corporate misgovernance during the last decade to explain how these events occur and what can be done to prevent them from re-occurring.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137330260
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 10/23/2013
Edition description: 2013
Pages: 315
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Bernard Munk received his PhD and MA in economics and a BA in history at the University of Chicago, USA. He founded several production and trading companies for agricultural and meat products and then migrated to the petroleum industry. By means of a leveraged buyout, he and his partner acquired a large petroleum terminal and a pipeline management company and began a fuel oil distribution company serving east coast utilities in the late 1980s and after selling this company to a NYSE company, in 1992 he became an adjunct Professor of Management at the Wharton School initiating a core curriculum course in Geopolitics. He then formed a financial advisory company providing consulting services to investment banks. He is currently a Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute in Philadelphia where he has written and spoken on economic policy and energy policy. He has published in academic and trade journals and for a number of years maintained a blog at www.ecomentary.com that will resume shortly following publication of this book.

Table of Contents

1. Who's the Fish? 2. Behind Every Great Fortune is a Great Crime 3. Seeing One's Friends Getting Rich is Upsetting 4. Round Up the Usual Suspects 5. Carrots for Good Governance 6. The Conflicts of Managerial Capitalism 7. Call Them Disorganized Crimes 8. Connecting the Dots 9. The Corporate Governance Dilemma 10. Micro Risks and Macro Disturbances 11. Crime and Punishment 12. Foolish Bankers and Burdened Taxpayers 13. No Place to Hide 14. Remediation 15. Financial Alchemy

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