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Rogue Corporations, Corporate Rogues & Ethics Compliance: The Sarbanes-Oxley Act, 2002

PAM, Vol. 8 No. 3, (2003)

Managed-mendacity arising from a culture of corporate greed
gave birth to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. Organizational
malfeasance arises from deep within the culture of mega
corporations, and consists of the collective issues of complexity and
strategy; and, individual forms of managerial mischief. The impact
of unethical corporate behavior has had wide-spread national and
global ramifications for the economy and prestige of the United
States. This paper looks at survey results that shows that stiffer
penalties for wrongdoing embedded into the legislation are
beginning to have an impact on corporate social responsibility.

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