Год издания: 2006
Количество страниц: 288
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On the heels of the Enron trial, there are many lessons to be learned from the barrage of fraud hammering corporate America -- including how to spot signs of future impropriety. In a gripping and intriguing read, BUSINESS FAIRY TALES uses real-world scandals to illustrate the top twenty most common methods used by companies to fraudulently overstate their earnings and hide their debt. Based on an analysis of the frequency of Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enforcement actions, it identifies the twenty most prevalent accounting schemes. The book explains each accounting trick with a detailed, engaging story of a company and the officials who committed a spectacular version of that method of fictitious financial reporting. It goes behind the scenes to describe the organization's acts of deception, and to examine the character failures of the leaders. In addition to the specific cases, the book presents a compelling argument for the kind of reform that is needed, as well as the...