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When I began this research project I believed that I would find some major differences in reporting between the 2001 and 2002 financial reports of major corporations. My research question was, "What was the impact of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 on the corporate reporting of the top 50 corporations in America as identified by Fortune magazine." Each year Fortune magazine lists the top 500 public corporations in American with the rankings based upon revenues. The results of the 2001 financial reports of these corporations led to the 2002 listing in the magazine; the results of the 2002 financial reports led to the 2003 listing. To narrow the research down to a manageable level, I decided to focus on the top fifty of these public corporations.
Date of Award
Department of Accounting
Presidential Scholar Designation
A paper submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation Presidential Scholar
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©2004 - Angela Boedeker
Boedeker, Angela, "SOX in the boardroom: The impact of Sarbanes-Oxley 2002 on the corporate reporting of the Fortune fifty" (2004). Presidential Scholars Theses (1990 – 2006). 41.