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.
The Enron Scandal
This paper describes the case of Enron, focusing on Ken Lay and Jeffrey Skilling and the absence of integrity and morality in their actions. It draws in concepts from great thinkers and philosophers in a literature review that compares Enron's scandal with the wisdom of the great thinkers, analyzing where Enron exemplified that wisdom.
This paper discusses unions and labor relations, describing their impact on organizations and addressing the relevance of unions in the 21st century. Protections offered by labor unions.
U.S. Government vs. Corporate America
Summarizes the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and why this legislation is needed. The purpose of the bill to restore public faith in the stock market, and establish safeguards for investors. Provisions of the bill.
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.
Ethics and the Enron Case
Discusses the ethical issues involved in the Enron case, arguing that regulatory loopholes made the case possible. Enron bankruptcy as a prime example of corporate governance.
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.
Enron Scandal: Ethical Issues
This paper reviews the Enron Corporation scandal and assesses behaviors within the context of ethical principles. Enron's deceptive practices in the trading of energy market. Applies the views of Mill, Artistotle and Kant to Enron activities.
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.
Answers issues about the scandal at Enron raised in the film Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room.