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The Legacy of Arthur Andersen: A Model for Excellence by Francisco López, Carmelo Canales

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2. The Spectacular Development in the Second Half of the XX Century

From the 50s onwards, once the founder’s passing had been overcome, Arthur Andersen grew spectacularly throughout the world, becoming the leading worldwide professional services Firm.

In the auditing field it took a place of honor among the great firms, initially the big eight and then smaller numbers along the successive merger movements. From being a small American firm it became one of the leading worldwide firms. Since the figures for the auditing business in all firms were never totally public and clear, it was not known for sure which one was the leader in fee revenue, but Andersen was surely among the first three. It can certainly be said, in any case, that Arthur Andersen ...

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