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Introduction

Stephen M. Bainbridge

in Corporate Governance after the Financial Crisis

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780199772421
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199932696 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199772421.003.0001
Introduction

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This introductory chapter begins with a brief review of the events that precipitated the passage of the Public Company Accounting Reform and Investor Protection Act of 2002 (Sarbanes–Oxley) and the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (Dodd–Frank). It then discusses the meaning of corporate governance. It considers the economic crises that rocked the opening decade of the twenty-first century and corresponding federal responses. An overview of the subsequent chapters is also presented.

Keywords: corporate governance; Sarbanes–Oxley Act; Dodd–Frank Act; economic crises; financial policy

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Subjects: Company and Commercial Law

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