The Ethical Corruption of Corporate America Persuasive Essay by Write Fine

The Ethical Corruption of Corporate America
This paper looks at Enron and WorldCom to illustrate the role of ethics in today's business world.
# 112538 | 3,347 words | 11 sources | APA | 2009 | US
Published on Feb 27, 2009 in Business (Accounting) , Business (Companies) , Accounting (General) , Ethics (General)

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The paper discusses recent examples of corporate collapses to demonstrate that the failure of business ethics may likely result in the failure of the organization as a whole. The paper analyzes the breaches in corporate ethics at Enron and WorlCom and the subsequent collapse of these two organizations. The paper also considers the improvement of corporate oversight and corporate regulation and emphasizes the need for a relevant ethical code and a culture shaped by an ethical predisposition in an organization's leadership.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • BBC News. (August 2002). Enron Scandal at-a-glance. British Broadcasting Company. Online at <>.
  • Friedman, Tom. (2005). The World is Flat: A Brief History of the 21st Century. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
  • George, Bill. (2003). Authentic Leadership: Rediscovering the Secrets to Creating Lasting Value. Jossey-Bass Publishing.
  • Grichar, J. (2004). Kurtz blames capitalists for stock market collapse, not the feds. Lew Online at
  • Kelly, Marjorie. (2004). It's A Heckuva Time to Be Dropping Business Ethics Courses. Business Ethics Magazine. Online at <>.

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