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A forensic analysis of business scandals: charges against scandalous companies

Vernon P. Dorweiler (Profesor Emeritus, School of Business, Michigan Technological University, 1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton, Michigan 49931 – 1295, USA)
Mehenna Yakhou (Professor of Accounting, Georgia College & State University, Milledgeville, GA 31061, USA)

Management Research News

ISSN: 0140-9174

Article publication date: 1 October 2004



The term “scandal” has been associated with business, in both the business press and the general press. The main emphasis is in U.S. business, although other countries and individual companies globally are also included. This article analyses the main factors constituting business companies and their misuse in unlawful practices. Particular attention is given to criminal acts of corporate officers. Common practices are identified. This analysis is to identify conduct of corporations, as illustrations of “scandalous” conduct.



Dorweiler, V.P. and Yakhou, M. (2004), "A forensic analysis of business scandals: charges against scandalous companies", Management Research News, Vol. 27 No. 10, pp. 42-50.



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