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in Secrets, Sex, and Spectacle: The Rules of Scandal in Japan and the United States

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226894089
eISBN:
9780226894119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226894119.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter focuses on one type of scandal: scandal involving groups. Japan has a long history of encouraging self-governance by groups. That trait generally fosters secrets and leads to a reliance ... More


How Are Markets Constructed?

Paul Edwards and Judy Wajcman

in The Politics of Working Life

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199271900
eISBN:
9780191699559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271900.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Organization Studies

The market is perhaps the core institution of capitalism. It is the means through which goods and services are exchanged and prices are determined. The language of supply and demand is universal, and ... More


The Trading Scandals

Matthew P. Fink

in The Rise of Mutual Funds: An Insider's View

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195336450
eISBN:
9780199868469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336450.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Financial Economics

The record bull market of 1982-2000 ended with a bubble in high technology and telecom stocks, followed by a severe bear market and revelation of a number of major corporate and accounting scandals, ... More


The 2000s: The Decade from Hell

Brian R. Cheffins

in The Public Company Transformed

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190640323
eISBN:
9780190640354
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190640323.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter analyzes the 2000s, which for public companies and the executives who ran them was akin to “the decade from hell.” The stock market performed poorly, the number of public companies ... More


The Enron Scandal: Legal Reform and Investor Protection in the United States

in Law and Capitalism: What Corporate Crises Reveal about Legal Systems and Economic Development around the World

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226525273
eISBN:
9780226525297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226525297.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter discusses the collapse of Enron and its aftermath. Enron's breathtakingly rapid unravelling in 2001 threw a good deal of cold water on the perception that the United States had reached ... More


Setting the Scene

Laura F. Spira and Judy Slinn

in The Cadbury Committee: A History

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199592197
eISBN:
9780191764998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592197.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, Business History

This chapter explores the emergence of the concept of “governance” in the second half of the twentieth century, in the context of the evolution of the limited liability joint stock company through ... More


The General Counsel in the Crosshairs: Exposure to Sanctions, Prosecution, and Liability

E. Norman Veasey and Christine T. Di Guglielmo

in Indispensable Counsel: The Chief Legal Officer in the New Reality

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199315604
eISBN:
9780190259792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199315604.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter discusses how general counsels have become more frequently subjected to sanctions, prosecutions, and shareholder claims due to recent corporate scandals. According to a report made by ... More


Introduction

in Law and Capitalism: What Corporate Crises Reveal about Legal Systems and Economic Development around the World

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226525273
eISBN:
9780226525297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226525297.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This book offers a perspective on the relation between law and capitalism that generates answers quite different from the ones taken for granted in the economics literature and the policy world. Its ... More


Law and Capitalism: What Corporate Crises Reveal about Legal Systems and Economic Development around the World

Curtis J. Milhaupt and Katharina Pistor

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226525273
eISBN:
9780226525297
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226525297.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

Recent high-profile corporate scandals—such as those involving Enron in the United States, Yukos in Russia, and Livedoor in Japan—demonstrate challenges to legal regulation of business practices in ... More


Corruption and Reform: Lessons from America's Economic History

Edward L. Glaeser and Claudia Goldin (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226299570
eISBN:
9780226299594
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226299594.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Despite recent corporate scandals, the United States is among the world's least corrupt nations. But in the nineteenth century, the degree of fraud and corruption in America approached that of ... More


The Public Company Transformed

Brian Cheffins

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190640323
eISBN:
9780190640354
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190640323.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

The publicly traded company has played a dominant role in the American economy for decades. The Public Company Transformed examines the history of the American public company from the mid-twentieth ... More


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