Talk:List of corporate collapses and scandals

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Wait... is Parmalat the basis for the mutual fund scandal? Does that scandal have a name? --Erik Garrison 21:23, 10 Apr 2004 (UTC)

This is an unfolding scandal from 2003 involving 10 or more funds. Not aware of any name yet. I just put it out there; hopefully others know more. You must be referring to the Epicurum fund and it's part in the Parmalat scandal. --Rj 21:40, Apr 10, 2004 (UTC)
linked to Mutual fund scandal (2003) by User:Wfeidt

So, BES. I'm almost sure the losses didn't amount to 95 billion euro. That almost the size of Portugal's sovereign debt. It's a very questionable/tall figure, so i would like that value backed by a source/changed, but still, source!

Hoover free flights promotion[edit]

I have reverted all the detail about this scandal, which belong on the Hoover free flights promotion page rather than here on this list page.

Dick Smith[edit]

Hi all not going to post research here but just a thought that we might add a section on Dick Smith Australia's recent collapse. Read into it and it is very interesting. — Preceding unsigned comment added by FOSBusters (talkcontribs) 12:06, 10 February 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I would be happy to add Hoover free flights promotion to the list under "corporate scandals" (not mutual fund scandals) once the copyright infringement issue on that page is resolved. Mamawrites 09:50, 8 October 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Haha Mamawrites I hear you. I suppose in that case it is a consumer related scandal. I reckon there should be a separate page for scandals involving false advertising and consumer law related scandals for non-financial products. FOSBusters (talk) 06:29, 16 February 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

emotionalism is POV[edit]

I think a lot of this needs to be cleaned up to remove emotionalism. There are lots of facts here (but the organization needs some work). a paragraph like

"Repeatedly over the past twenty five years, signal market participants abandoned ethical principles in the pursuit of material well being. By 2006, marketplace ethics reached a new low. The following are the simple facts:"

is clearly not NPOV. Also in intro, I think it needs to be made clear that people can be ethical or unethical, but a legal fiction such as a corp can be neither. Smallbones 11:49, 6 October 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

CEO scandal, not RadioShack scandal[edit]

I'm iffy that a CEO lying about his resume is a corporate scandal (at least as defined in the preamble). It didn't affect RadioShack, nor is it a corporate action that affects others. It's more of an internal scandal. If it is classed as a "corporate scandal", the writeup should be updated to include internal scandals as well. 16:27, 2 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


How does a Wikipedian decide whether something does or does not belong on this list. Seems like it would require original research. Is there some independent yard stick that can be used to ferret-out these determinations? Some reliable source to do this for us?  MortonDevonshire  Yo  · 22:06, 28 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The definition in this article is very brief, and the list of sandals/crimes seems to be similar to what would come from listing all articles in category:corporate scandals or category:corporate crime. The historical timeline also seems very short. Would it make sense to change this article to define different types of corporate scandals and crimes, then reference the individual companies as expamples. --SueHay 14:14, 4 March 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I have to agree that there are many issues here, essentially of definition and organization. There are many competing articles and lists and some problems with verification WP:V. I'll certainly support anybody who has any ideas on how to fix this (I don't know how or have enough time), but we should make sure that this topic IS covered in an organized way. Smallbones 21:16, 25 April 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I spent time editing this article to include iSoft on this list. Why was my edit reverted? iSoft should be included; a greater scandal than many on the list.

Libor and Interest Rate Manipulation[edit]

Hi all, just a quick one, I think that we should add a new section for "Libor and Benchmark Interest Rate Scandals" perhaps list out each in every relevant country. FOSBusters (talk) 06:27, 16 February 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Regulatory Scandals and Categories in General[edit]

For this one I think we should a separate section within the article for so called "regulatory scandals" By this I mean scandals where there has been collusive conduct, bribery etc. (of course subject to proof etc.) between private corporations and government or pseudo-governmental enterprises. I just think it might be good if we categorise all the different types in the list that comes after clear corporate collapses. Please provide feedback or go ahead an edit. FOSBusters (talk) 06:27, 16 February 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Reformat Dates[edit]

Hello! I've noted that the sort by date on this page seems to be dysfunctional. If there is a general consensus, I suggest that it be edited in an attempt to resolve this. InevitableOwl talk 21:16, 6 May 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

What constitutes a major corporate collapse?[edit]

I removed Ozy Media from this list as it seemed very out of place alongside multi-billion dollar collapses like Theranos or Wirecard, or companies pulling in over a billion dollars in revenue like Dick Smith, as it seemed like WP:RECENTISM. Should some sort of criteria be agreed on for what's a 'major' collapse worth including in this list? Can't believe she took the kids. (talk) 12:04, 7 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Should the Mirror Group be in here following the Bouncing Czech's raid on the company pension fund? Mr Larrington (talk) 21:37, 3 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Reorder list of scandals without insolvency[edit]

Might I suggest this would better be ordered by date instead of alphabetically, for much the same reasons as the preceding table is. (talk) 11:54, 19 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]