During the US Internet bubble (1995-2001), several top executives dismissed both the law and ethical norms transferring large chunks of company wealth into their own hands. This chapter investigates the key economic factors that the brought about the profilferation of dishonest managerial behavior. In order to prevent further abuses, the US administration imposed several regulatory changes, mainly through the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, we argue why some of its provisions might be taken one step further.
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