Gerald H. Lander, Ph.D., CPA, CFE, CCEA
William C. Quilliam, Ph.D., CPA, CIA
University of South Florida St. Petersburg
The public has long viewed corporate America as ruthless pillagers in the name of profits. Today corporations are blamed for everything from eliminating mom and pop stores and the family farm to draining the environment in the process. Yet somehow no one, congressmen or minimum wage workers alike, were concerned enough to address this brewing epidemic. In the bull market of the 1990's, no one cared what corporations had to do to create profits, as long as those profits, and subsequent dividends and stock options financed their retirement funds. However, the corporate environment is much different today.
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