Comparative Corporate Governance Seminar

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Seminar - 3rd Year Priority
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Upper-Level Writing
"W" Writing
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Course Description

Following the Enron and WorldCom debacles in 2001-02, the US Congress passed the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (2002)(SOX).  Following the near complete economic meltdown of 2008, Congress passed the Dodd-Frank Act (2010).   The seminar will review and discuss the governance provisions of the two acts.  Students will then each write a paper concerning recent corporate governance developments in a foreign nation, such as China, Indonesia or Japan on the Pacific Rim, or the European Union, the United Kingdom, or France on the Atlantic, noting both the similarities and the differences between governance regimes.  Both a substantial paper and a class presentation will be required.