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Proceedings of the International Association for Business and Society

Volume 14, 2003

Proceedings of the Fourteenth Annual Meeting

William B. Lamb, Michael Fritz
Pages 38-42

We Know We’re Mad About Enron, But What Do We Really Know About Scandals?

Corporate scandal is a phenomenon that has rarely been studied in the management literature. Scandals can have a significant impact on the business environment and have received a high degree of attention recently in the popular press. Therefore, we propose that corporate scandals, particularly scandals related to accounting and financial wrongdoing deserve greater attention in the management literature. We offer a definition of scandal and suggest several avenues for future research that could be pursued with respect to financial and reporting scandals.

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