Business Scandals, Corruption, and Reform
An Encyclopedia
by Gary Giroux
July 2013, 764pp, 7x10
2 volumes, Greenwood

Hardcover: 978-1-4408-0067-2
$198, £153, 173€, A272
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Written by an expert on financial analysis and capitalism, this book describes the widespread corruption and specific scandals that have occurred throughout history when ethically-challenged innovators and greedy scoundrels are unable to resist the dark side of corruption.

Since the dawn of civilization, corruption has had a perpetual impact on the world’s economies. In the modern, technology-enabled, global economy, the effects of those who manipulate free-market capitalism for their own gains regardless of methodology continue to be a problem, despite reforms instituted to attempt to discourage the most blatant practices.

Business Scandals, Corruption, and Reform: An Encyclopedia contains more than 300 entries that describe the myriad aspects of corruption, business scandals, and attempts at reform, providing not only detailed information about specific accounting scandals and earnings manipulation but also a broad examination of the entire history of business corruption throughout human civilization. Reviewing all the major scandals from tulip mania in the early 17th century to the subprime mortgage crisis of 2008 and beyond, the author illuminates how corrupt actors in business and the attempts to eliminate these types of abuses have been instrumental to the developing institutional framework of free-market capitalism.

Gary Giroux, PhD, CPA, is Shelton Professor of Accounting at Texas A&M University, College Station, TX. His published works include Earnings Magic and the Unbalance Sheet: The Search for Financial Reality; Detecting Earnings Management; and Financial Analysis: A User Approach. Giroux holds a doctorate in accounting from Texas Tech University.


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