The unexpected benefits of Sarbanes-Oxley.

  title={The unexpected benefits of Sarbanes-Oxley.},
  author={Stephen Wagner and Lee Dittmar},
  journal={Harvard business review},
  volume={84 4},
  pages={133-40; 150}
In the wake of a series of gross corporate abuses around the turn of the century, Congress passed Sarbanes-Oxley, which was intended to make corporate governance more rigorous, financial practices more transparent, and management criminally liable for lapses. The first year of implementation was costly and onerous, far more so than companies had been led to expect. In the view of a few open-minded firms, however, the second year of compliance turned out to be not only less costly and less… CONTINUE READING
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