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Corporate collapse : accounting, regulatory, and ethical failure

Author: Frank L Clarke; G W Dean; K G Oliver
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"This revised edition of Clarke, Dean and Oliver's provocative book tells why accounting has failed to deliver the truth about a company's state of affairs or to give warning of its drift towards failure. Well-known corporate collapses from the 1960s to the present day show that little has changed over these decades. The authors balance broad interpretations and recommendations for regulatory reform with intricate  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Frank L Clarke; G W Dean; K G Oliver
ISBN: 0521826845 9780521826846 0521534267 9780521534260
OCLC Number: 51637715
Description: xxviii, 383 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Pt. I. Accounting in crisis---a farce to be reckoned with: 1. Chaos in the counting-house --
2. Creative accounting---mind the GAAP --
Pt. II. The 1960s: 3. The Corporate 1960s: dubious credit and tangled webs --
4. Reid Murray: the archetypal failure postscript---Stanley Korman --
5. H. G. Palmer: 'gilt' by association --
Pt. III. The 1970s: 6. Going for broke in the 1970s --
7. Minsec: decline of a share trader --
8. Cambridge credit: other people's money --
9. Uncoordinated financial strategies at Associated Securities Ltd --
Pt. IV. The 1980s: --
10. The 1980s: decade of the deal? --
11. Adsteam on the rocks --
12. Bond Corporation Holdings Ltd (Group): entrepreneurial rise and fall --
13. Westmex Ltd: the security facade of cross guarantees --
Pt. V. The new millennium---life in the farce lane: 16. Groupthink: Byzantine structures --
17. Groupthink---group therapy: consolidation accounting --
18. Fatal attrition---accounting's diminishing serviceability --
19. Ethos abandoned---vision lost: accounting at the professional crossroads?
Responsibility: Frank Clarke, Graeme Dean, Kyle Oliver.
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