Business Scandals, Corruption, and Reform: An Encyclopedia

Editor/Author Giroux, Gary
Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Greenwood

Single-User Purchase Price: $189.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $283.50
ISBN: 978-1-44-080067-2
Category: Social Sciences - Contemporary Issues & Controversies
Image Count: 38
Book Status: Available
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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.

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Table of Contents

  • Guide to Related Topics
  • Preface
  • Introduction: The Meaning of Scandals and Corruption
  • A
  • Accounting Fraud
  • Accounting Standards
  • Acquisition Accounting
  • Adelphia
  • Altman's Z-score
  • American Federation of Labor/Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)
  • American Insurance Group (AIG)
  • Ames, Oakes
  • Annual Report (10-K)
  • Antitrust
  • Arbitrage
  • Arthur Andersen
  • Asian Debt Crisis
  • Astor, John Jacob
  • Audit Fees and Auditor Independence
  • Auditing from the Medieval Period to SEC Regulation
  • Auditing since SEC Regulation
  • Austrian School of Economics
  • B
  • Bailouts
  • Banana Republics
  • Bank of England
  • Bank of North America
  • Bank of the United States, First
  • Bank of the United States, Second
  • Baring Brothers
  • Basel Accords
  • BCCI Scandal
  • Bear Stearns
  • Behavioral Economics
  • Bernanke, Ben S.
  • Biddle, Nicholas
  • Big Four Accounting Firms
  • Black-Scholes Model
  • Black Swans
  • Blankfein, Lloyd C.
  • Blodget, Henry
  • Blount, William
  • Boesky, Ivan
  • Bond Ratings
  • Bond Ratings on Structured Finance
  • Brady Plan
  • Bretton Woods Agreement
  • Bribery
  • Bubbles and Euphoria
  • Burr, Aaron
  • Business Cycle
  • C
  • Capital Markets
  • Capture Theory
  • Carnegie, Andrew
  • Cendant
  • Central Pacific Railroad
  • Chinese Wall on Wall Street
  • Classical Economics
  • Clayton Act
  • Clearinghouses
  • Cleverly Rigged Accounting Ploys (CRAP)
  • Coal Strike of 1902
  • Collateralized Debt Obligation (CDO)
  • Commercial Banks after the Federal Reserve
  • Commercial Banks before the Federal Reserve
  • Conglomerates
  • Conservative versus Aggressive Accounting
  • Constitution, U.S.
  • Continental Currency and American Revolution Financing
  • Continental Illinois Bank
  • Cooke, Jay
  • Cookie Jar Reserves
  • Cornfeld, Bernard
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporations
  • Counterfeiting
  • Countrywide Financial
  • Crash of 1929
  • Creative Destruction
  • Credit Default Swaps
  • Credit Risk
  • Cutler, Manasseh
  • D
  • Daugherty, Harry M.
  • Debt and Leverage
  • Deregulation
  • Derivatives
  • Dodd-Frank (Financial Reform) Bill
  • Doheny, Edward
  • Dow Jones Industrial Average
  • Drew, Daniel
  • Duer, William
  • Durant, Thomas
  • Durant, William C.
  • E
  • Earnings Forecasts
  • Earnings Manipulation
  • Earnings Quality
  • Earnings Restatements (GAO Studies)
  • Ebbers, Bernard K.
  • Enron
  • Environmental Movement
  • Environmental Regulations
  • Erie Canal
  • Erie Railroad
  • Estes, Billie Sol
  • Ethics
  • Executive Compensation
  • F
  • Fall, Albert B.
  • Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
  • Fastow, Andrew S.
  • Federal Reserve System
  • Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
  • Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB)
  • Financial Analyst Scandal
  • Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission
  • Fisk, James (“Jubilee Jim”)
  • Flash Crash of 2010
  • Food and Drugs Regulation
  • Ford, Henry
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Fraud
  • Fuld, Richard S., Jr.
  • G
  • General Electric and Westinghouse Heavy Equipment Scandal
  • General Motors
  • Gibson Greetings Derivatives Losses
  • Gold—the Corner of 1869
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Goldman Sachs Trading Corporation
  • Gold Standard
  • Gould, Jason (“Jay”)
  • Great Depression
  • Great Railroad Strike of 1877
  • Greenspan, Alan
  • Grubman, Jack
  • H
  • Hamilton, Alexander
  • Haymarket Affair (1886)
  • HealthSouth
  • Hedge Funds
  • Holding Company Pyramiding
  • Homestead Strike (1892)
  • Honest Graft
  • Hostile Takeovers
  • Housing and Mortgages
  • Hyperinflation in Germany
  • I
  • ImClone Systems
  • Industrialization in the United States, Early
  • Insider Trading
  • Insider Trading Scandals of the 1980s
  • Insull, Samuel
  • Internal Control (401) Audits
  • Interstate Commerce Commission
  • Inventory Fraud
  • Investment Banks
  • Investment Trusts (1920s)
  • Investors Overseas Services (IOS)
  • J
  • Jackson, Andrew
  • Jefferson, William J.
  • Jett, Joseph
  • Jones, Alfred W.
  • J. P. Morgan Chase
  • Junk Bond Market
  • Justice
  • K
  • Keating, Charles H., Jr.
  • Keating Five
  • Keynes, John Maynard
  • Kozlowski, L. Dennis
  • Kreuger, Ivar
  • L
  • Labor Movement, U.S.
  • Latin American Banking Crises
  • Law, John
  • Lay, Kenneth L.
  • Leeson, Nicholas W.
  • Lehman Brothers
  • Leveraged Buyouts
  • Levine, Dennis
  • LIBOR Scandal
  • Lincoln Savings and Loan Association
  • Litigation Reform Act of 1995
  • Little, Jacob
  • Lobbying
  • Long-Term Capital Management
  • LTV (Ling-Temco-Vaught Corporation)
  • M
  • Madoff, Bernard L.
  • Making the Number
  • Manhattan Company
  • Margin Calls
  • Market Manipulation
  • Mark-to-Market Accounting
  • May Day (1975)
  • McKesson & Robbins Fraud
  • Mellon, Andrew W.
  • Mercantilism
  • Mergers
  • Meriwether, John W.
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Military-Industrial Complex
  • Milken, Michael R.
  • Minsky, Hyman
  • Misery Index
  • Mississippi Bubble
  • Mitchell, Charles (“Sunshine Charlie”)
  • Money Market Funds—Breaking the Buck 2008
  • Money Trust
  • Monopolies and Other Combinations
  • Morgan, John Pierpont
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Morris, Robert
  • Mortgage-Backed Security (MBS)
  • Mozilo, Angelo R.
  • Munn v. Illinois
  • Mutual Funds Scandals (2003)
  • N
  • NASDAQ
  • National Bureau of Economic Research
  • Net Income and Other Bottom-Line Measures
  • New Deal
  • New York Stock Exchange
  • Northern Pacific War
  • O
  • Off-Balance-Sheet Items
  • Orange County Bankruptcy
  • P
  • Panic of 1819
  • Panic of 1837
  • Panic of 1857
  • Panic of 1873
  • Panic of 1893
  • Panic of 1907
  • Panics and Depressions
  • Paper Money
  • Patents and Invention Fraud
  • Paulson, Hank
  • Paulson, John
  • Pecora Commission
  • Penn Central Bankruptcy (1970)
  • Pension Basics
  • Pension Underfunding and Manipulation
  • Plunkitt, George Washington
  • Political Machines
  • Pollution Externalities
  • Ponzi, Charles
  • Ponzi Scheme
  • Portfolio Insurance
  • Preferred List (on Initial Public Offerings [IPOs])
  • Price Fixing
  • Procter & Gamble Derivatives Losses
  • Professional Ethics
  • Profiteering during the American Revolution
  • Proxy Statement
  • Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB)
  • Pujo Hearings
  • Pullman Strike (1894)
  • R
  • Raiding the Erie Railroad, 1868
  • Railroads, Nineteenth Century
  • Reconstruction Finance Corporation (RFC)
  • Redlining
  • Regulation of Business
  • Regulation and Regulatory Failures
  • Repo 105s
  • Resolution Trust Corporation (RTC)
  • Retirement Benefits and Manipulation
  • Revenue Fraud
  • Revenue Recognition and Manipulation
  • Risk and Risk Management
  • Rite Aid
  • Roaring Twenties
  • Robber Barons
  • Rockefeller, John Davison
  • Roosevelt, Franklin Delano
  • Roosevelt, Theodore
  • Russian Kleptocracy and Default
  • S
  • Salomon Brothers
  • Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
  • Savings and Loan Deregulations and Failures
  • Scrushy, Richard M.
  • Securities Acts of 1933 and 1934
  • Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
  • Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890
  • Sinclair, Harry F.
  • Skilling, Jeffrey K.
  • Smith, Adam
  • Social (Corporate) Responsibility
  • Soros, George
  • South Sea Bubble
  • Special-Purpose Entities (SPEs)
  • Special-Purpose Entities at Enron
  • Speculation
  • Spoils System
  • Stagflation
  • Standard Oil Company
  • State Banks, Early
  • Stock Crash of 1987
  • Stock Option Manipulation
  • Stock Option Scandals
  • Structured Finance
  • Subprime Meltdown
  • Sunbeam
  • T
  • Tammany Hall
  • Tax Evasion and Tax Scams
  • Teamsters and Corruption
  • Teapot Dome
  • Tech Bubble
  • Tequila Crisis
  • Too Big to Fail
  • Transcontinental Railroad and the Credit Mobilier Scandal
  • Transparency
  • Treasury Department
  • Treasury Stock
  • Triangle Shirtwaist Fire (1911)
  • Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP)
  • Trust Movement
  • Tulip Mania
  • Tweed, William M. (“Boss”)
  • Tyco International
  • U
  • Union Pacific Railroad
  • United States Steel
  • Utilitarianism
  • V
  • Value at Risk (VaR)
  • Van Buren, Martin
  • Vanderbilt, Cornelius (“Commodore”)
  • Vesco, Robert L.
  • Volcker, Paul A., Jr.
  • W
  • Wagner Act
  • Washington, George
  • Waste Management
  • Watering Stock
  • Whitney, Richard
  • Wiggin, Albert
  • Wilkinson, James
  • WorldCom
  • Y
  • Yazoo Land Scandal
  • Z
  • ZZZZ Best
  • Timeline
  • Glossary
  • Bibliography
  • About the Author