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By Roberto Di Pietra, Stuart McLeay, Joshua Ronen

Since 1998, the world’s major specialists on accounting and legislation have convened in a chain of workshops to discover and study rising concerns within the box. they've got lined a wide range of themes, together with company governance, auditing, monetary disclosure, overseas criteria forums, and the dynamics of markets and associations. such a lot lately, they've got eager about the function that accounting practices and rules could have performed within the international monetary hindrance of 2008. during this quantity, the editors show off contributions from the workshops that signify the complete spectrum of matters and views in relation to accounting and law. each one paper contains the most up-tp-date examples and references to mirror the most recent insights, with an emphasis on exploring destiny implications for thought and examine, perform, and policymaking. ​

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Perversely, following the rules has emerged a legitimate, often as much well-intentioned as intentionally deceitful, means of misleading accounting, a simulacrum of a quality mechanism. Significantly, the practices causing the shaking of heads in outrage in the March 2000 dotcom crash and then also in the 2007–2008 GFC have, in one form or another, all happened previously. In other disciplines the habitual recurrence of undesirable events would provoke thoughts that perhaps there was something awry with the system within which they were being repeated.

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Ronen previously reported net income for the years 1997–2000. The result of this restatement was a reduction in stockholders’ equity of $508 million. 6 billion previously reported on September 30, 2001). On December 2, 2001, Enron filed for bankruptcy under Chap. 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code. As catastrophic as this event may have been, it proved to be only the beginning of a series of stunning revelations of accounting irregularities by major corporations that were the darlings of Wall Street: WorldCom, AOL, Metromedia Fiber Networks, Qwest Communications; the list goes on and on.

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