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Increased Corporate Governance and Auditor Independence

At the time, the SEC had examined the reports of many publicly-held companies and had required more than 100 to restate their resu...

Enron and the 2002 Sarbanes Oxley Act

audit functions were in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), hiding debt in dummy corporations, as wel...

Enron Scandal and Business Ethics

benefit from various government subsidies, it also cheated millions of shareholders using questionable accounting practices design...

A Memo Involving Ethics

Johnson pulled all Tylenol products off the shelf at great cost in order to ensure the safety of consumers. The Company did this,...

Marketing in a Post 911 Era

as consumers have an increased awareness of less tangible aspects, such as corporate governance and ethical and moral responsibili...

An Analysis of One Market Under God by Thomas Frank

done to rein them in. Even many business people felt that capitalism had to be saved from itself because it was an economic system...

An Organization and Adding Value

as Gap and Nike (Mason, 2000). In some cases, the charges have been valid. Many Asian and other nations see no real...

Enron and WorldCom Financial Statement Manipulation

processes (Chidi, 2002). Some of the accounting techniques used at WorldCom in order to supplement R&D write-offs included the use...

Leadership and Business Ethics

Businesses must maintain integrity and they do this "within a framework of the law and ethics" (2000, p.17). Some firms have imple...

Accounting at Enron

aside through Enron stocks. The question here is, could an Enron have been avoided? What would a financial consultant (one...

Post Arthur Anderson and Enron Accounting Implications

the financial statements. This sent investors scrambling. Nancy Temple was viewed as the culprit (by both the courts and observers...

Ethics, Objectivity, and Values

business, but it has "confused some employees spiritually -- a side often overlooked by vitally important to an ethical workplace"...

Improper Accounting Practices

derivative, why its typically used and how its typically used. Following that, we can go in depth into both Enron and Worldcom, an...

Corporate Debacle of Enron

Enron but when speculation about shady accounting practices hit the media, stock prices plummeted and Dynegy quashed the deal (200...

Enron and Ethics

point forward was the beginning of the end for Enron. Indeed, the history of Enrons empire is nothing if not prolific. The...

Rise and Fall of Enron

Timeline, 2004). Jeffrey Skilling took over as CEO but resigned six months later; Lay returned to the post of CEO (FOX News Networ...

Individual Character and Ethics

and do this? This provides an example of a moral individual who is placed in a slightly unmoral situation. In this regard,...

Deceptive Reporting and Methodologies for Financial Accounting

is precisely what Enron did (Thomas, 2002). Because of this, Enron, before everything collapsed, boosted valuation estimates, with...

Creative Accounting Incentives and Maintenance

share price performance. There are also the wider culture issues that encourage this and place an onerous duty on those who may be...

WorldCom, Enron, and IAS

principles of accounting in the U.S. (Larson et al, 2001). Since that time, a number of authoritative bodies have been instituted ...

What Could Have Been Done to Save Enron

Enron, a publicly held company, was once a top provider of electricity but ended up in Chapter 11 bankruptcy ("Enron," 2002). Pr...

Enron and Can This Type of Corporate Scandal Happen Again?

the wake of Enron and SOA, however, experts have pointed out that if nothing else, auditing and auditing structures have been incr...

Today's Business and Business Ethics

its only when they get caught with their hands in the cookie jar, so to speak, that suddenly there is the desire to become better....

Enron and Ethics of the Media

see fit, in spite of how their selfish actions may cause harm or damage to others. Indeed, this is precisely the essence of socia...

The Aftermath of the Arthur Andersen Scandal

Chicago to suggest to Houstons firm partners that it was fine to shred documents and delete any e-mails related to the Enron case ...

Accounting Essays and Theories

what the literature has to say about accountants and whether or not theyre trained to determine if something might lead to a scand...

Investors, Scandal Warnings, and the 2002 Sarbanes-Oxley Act

perception of the regulatory environment is one that inspires confidence that the results and basis of the valuation accurate and...

Failure of Internal Controls and The Impact on Stockholders

one responsible for approving purchase orders and adding new personnel to the payroll system, the opportunity for abuse is readily...

Corporate Governance

corporate governance has become an issue of regulation as seen with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 in the US which indicate the in...

SPE Accounting and Interpretation

that other entity and realizes the accounting principle shift as discussed by Schmutte and Duncan (2005). The scope of variable i...