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Author Schwab, Adam.

Title Pigs at the trough : lessons from Australia's decade of corporate greed / Adam Schwab
Published Richmond, Vic. : John Wiley & Sons, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 251 pages)
Contents Pigs at the Trough: Lessons from Australia's Decade; Contents; About author; Acknowledgements; Preface; Chapter 1: Telstra: Dialling up a loser; Chapter 2: ABC Learning Centres: How Australia's richest man under 40 built a childcare empire on foundations of sand; Chapter 3: MFMFS: How the Gold Coast white shoe brigade got a second chance -- and blew it; Chapter 4: Village Roadshow: How the Kirbys became their own leading men; Chapter 5: Toll and Asciano: For whom the cash tolls; Chapter 6: Allco: A fall from grace
Summary The past decade has seen a period of unparalleled growth in executive remuneration. But while CEO pay exploded, shareholders looked on helplessly as some of Australia's best-known companies self-destructed. When the fall eventually came, executives were well protected. Shareholders and creditors were not so lucky. From Telstra's enriching of Sol Trujillo to the toppling of Eddy Groves's ABC Learning Centres and the untold accounts of the billions lost by the collapsed Babcock & Brown, Allco Finance Group and MFS, Pigs at the Trough tells the story of how a generation of executives, under the su
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Executives -- Conduct of life.
Financial crises -- Australia.
Global Financial Crisis, 2008-2009.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1742469310 (electronic bk.)
9781742469317 (electronic bk.)