White Collar Crime
This paper provides an analysis of the widespread nature of white collar crime in modern corporate America. The paper offers a number of security measures and models designed to prevent white collar crime and reduce its impact on the organization when it does occur.
Right & Good
A discussion of the distinction between right and good and why it is important that a distinction be made philosophically and logically.
This research paper looks at the practice of whistleblowing, its morality, and the consequences of doing it. Discusses the possibilities for the actors in the matter.
The Smartest Guys in the Room
This paper provides a personal reaction to the book The Smartest Guys in the Room: The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron, by McLean and Elkind.
Merrill Lynch Strategic Plan Alignment
This paper examines Merrill Lynch's treatment of internal and external stakeholders and its short- and long-term plans, aligning these with the requirements for a strategic plan.
Two Accounting Firms
Traces the history, development, and current status of two firms: Arthur Andersen and Ernst & Young. Discusses founders Arthur Andersen and Arthur Young and compares the two firms regarding issues that impacted their development.
Includes five separate discussions addressing legal, regulatory, ethical, and financial issues relative to the conduct of e-business. The e-business role in the Enron disaster. Legal liability of a company using e-business.
Smartest Guys in the Room: Authors
This paper profiles the two authors of The Smartest Guys in the Room: The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron, Bethany McLean and Peter Elkind.
THE ETHICS OF LYING IN BUSINESS
Evaluates the ethics of lying in business in the context of two recent high profile cases: Enron and Martha Stewart. Concludes that lying is bad business that cannot be justified.
This paper examines rules-based GAAP accounting and principles-based accounting, explaining why the provision of a true and fair view required by law is not sufficient in and of itself, and why the other regulations currently part of GAAP are still needed. The issue of ethics is addressed as part of the solution to the rules- vs. principles-based accounting controversy.