Summary Of The Sarbane-Oxley Act Of 2002

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Before the Sarbane-Oxley Act of 2002 came into effect in the American economy, most investors and shareholders were left in the dark – most often at the mercy of big corporations whose accounting practices were largely unregulated. The act was a response to the infamous scandal of Enron, WorldCom, Tyco, and Adelphia – all of whom had unethical business practices that caused their shareholders to lose the astronomical amount of investment when their scandals made headlines. The Sarbane-Oxley Act (SOX) requires a business to implement a code of ethics for its employees, especially senior financial officers; it also requires a business rotate its financial auditors on a regular basis. (Orin, 2008)
The implementation of a code of ethics aims to

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