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.
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.
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 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.
LYING IN BUSINESS CANNOT BE JUSTIFIED
Argues that lying in business cannot be justified, even if it is to protect trade secrets. Uses two high profile cases as examples: Martha Stewart and one transaction of insider trading, and Enron and the entire financial asssets of a company.
Answers issues about the scandal at Enron raised in the film Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room.
ANALYSIS OF GLOBAL CROSSING
Analyzes management issues at Global Crossing with an emphasis on ethical and corporate social responsibility coupled with planning
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.
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.
ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR AND ETHICS
Considers how organizational behavior shapes ethical behavior at organizations and what happens when ethical behavior is not observed in a world-class organization such as Enron. The conflict between personal values and organizaional values.