Sarbanes Oxley Compliance -_and_gt; Impact on European Companies 1562

  • Hi all - this might be interesting for some of you:
    In April 2006, my book Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance. Identifying Gains and Costs for European Companies� - surveying the European SOA compliance situation by questioning all at the time of the questionning (290) affected companies - was published. The questionnaire sets its main attention to the sections 404 (ICS), 406 (Code of Ethics) and 806 (Whistleblower Protection). This restriction was made because of the - in the literature - often emphasized importance of these sections.
    Official Book Information:
    Everyone who regularly reads the newspaper has heard about, and probably followed, the financial frauds of Enron and WorldCom and the resulting legislation reform, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOA). This reform did no only affect U.S. issuers, but also foreign private issuers But very few people know about the actual impacts of this law. Even managers of the affected companies have trouble characterizing the most important provisions of the Act. According to a study conducted in 2003 by Ernst and Young of 300 German companies affected by the SOA, only about 26 percent of the managers were able to link the Act with the terms ‘personal liability’ and ‘SOA attestation’.
    Peter Krimmer describes in the theoretical part of this book the reasons for the enactment of the Act and analyzes the most important sections of SOA in detail. The empirical part surveys how the Act impacts European Companies concentrating on their implementation level and the therewith connected costs and emerging benefits. All in all, the book provides experts and interested parties a very good overview of the compliance situation of European companies and will be useful for European public corporations thinking of a second listing at an American stock exchange as well as for already listed companies who want to compare their compliance situation with other firms.
    Language: English
    Pages: 197
    Published: April 10th 2006
    ISBN: 3865502431
    The book can be purchased online from (English Page):
    Or (German Page):
    More information can be found on

  • Peter
    Thanks for the info. Just out of interest is your book in English or German?

  • The book is written in English … right now only published and promoted in German speaking countries. Don’t know when and if promoted in the US, UK, etc.
    Anyway the provided links both ship also overseas (US, canada) - although with a little surcharge 😞

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