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The Impact of the Enron Bankruptcy

to less than $1 (Explaining the Enron bankruptcy, 2002). The companys implosion cost thousands of employees their jobs as well as ...

Enron Management Planning And Ethics

collapse of the company. One can only conclude that these executives decided that it was worth the risk to take actions that were ...

Corporate Governance

not the least of which includes employees, customers, suppliers, distributors, stockholders, interest groups, legal and regulatory...

Investment Questions; Regulation, Bonds and Risk

In the financial markets are regulated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The principal purpose of the SEC is to "pr...

The Importance of Corporate Governance

the context of Walkers (2005) statements, the public arena is noted, but this idea can be applied to any organization. Fiscal resp...

An Evaluation of Sarbanes-Oxley

(Sun, 2006). The author remarks that internal auditors now have rock star status (Sun, 2006). Clearly, auditors are revered and ha...

Are Accounting Reforms And Legislation Are The Only Means By Which The Accounting Profession Will be Able To Regain Public Trust And Re-Establish Its’ Credibility?

fraud, and it was with this we might argue there was the first loss of confidence in the auditors. This case limited the liability...

Accounting Standards; Will Enron Happen Again?

the GEC directors took control of the company, and therefore the accounts this ?10 million profit turned into a $4.5 million loss ...

Accounting: Principles-Based Or Rules-Based?

and diligence and independence at the auditing level" (Anonymous, 2003). From a broader perspective, one of the main reason...

Industrial Psychology; Explaining Enron

with several different players each able to avoid feeling personally responsible there was a lack of a real moral compass. ...

Is the Criticism Against Auditors Justified in the Light of Business Collapses such as Enron?

an explanation or the auditors may, in extreme cases, may not feel able to certify that accounts as true and accurate. The...

Fraudulent Accounting Procedures at WorldCom and Enron

as CEO and Chairman on February 4, 2002; Jeffrey K. Skilling, former CEO and Director; Andrew S. Fastow, former chief financial of...

Value of Conventional Methods of Accounting

in how organizations can categorize and classify their financial results, each organization is required to maintain uniform intern...

Enron Scandal and Ethics

some time; keeping them off Enrons balance sheet avoided the situation in which Enron would have to list the debt without any prof...

Accounting and Corporate Effects of Business Failures

in accountants and the way accounts were prepared was being shaken. The entire financial basis of the stock markets requires tha...

Accounting Questions

rules and audits the accounts. When looking at the failure of Enron it is these accounting standards that appear to fail. In looki...

ENRON QUESTIONS

(Thomas). Employees who didnt do deals to post earnings ended up with higher score. The higher the score, the more likely the empl...

Fraud - The Legal and Ethical Dimensions

fraud when accounting (Miller & Bahnson, 2005). In addition to the GAAP standards, some businesses, especially those outside the U...

SOX Audits

(2003) commented that the sweeping criminal provisions in the act apply to everyone, including nonprofit organizations. For exampl...

ENRON: ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES, CULTURES AND IRREGULARITIES

corporation. But to avoid conflict of interest, SPEs are supposed to be run by outsiders who have no involvement in the main compa...

Negative Aspects of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act

not been given any authority greater than that which resides in with the Security and Exchanges Commission (SEC), which can cause ...

Unethical Executives

timeline overview identifies who was involved and what was happening. Andrew Fastow was appointed finance executive in 1997 and sh...

Management Functions

All managers must control certain things. Finances must be controlled, for example, so that the organization operates both efficie...

Relationship of Ethics and Management Functions

explained that controlling has no relationship to authoritarian leadership styles, it is about controlling things such as resource...

THE ENRON IMPLOSION AND ORGANIZATIONAL FAILURES

their behavior. Along with this, Enron believed in its own publicity as the poster child of corporate culture for the "new economy...

Electric Utility Industry Deregulation

In twelve pages the market impacts of dergulating Duke Energy, Enron, and Southern Company are examined. Fourteen sources are cit...

Applications of Corporate Governance Issues to McBride Financial Services

in an accounting system that made many of the concealments that took place legal, or at least borderline, and the attitudes of tho...

THE ENRON IMPLOSION AND ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR THEORY

Enron International and Azurix Water, said Enron employees consisted of ex-military, Harvard Business School and ex-entrepreneurs ...

Corporate Culture at Enron

chief accounting officer and former Enron auditor from Arthur Anderson and a number of other executives (FOX News Network, 2005). ...

Enron, the Contribution of Masculine Culture to its Downfall

the epitome of stereotypical masculinity almost to the point of caricature. Skilling once said that he had thought about it a lot ...