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Ethics in Financial Management
This paper discusses morality in the financial management industry and the fall of global business giant, Enron.
# 96300 | 3,007 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Jun 29, 2007 in Business (Accounting) , Business (Companies) , Accounting (General) , Ethics (General)

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The paper discusses how the Enron scandal encompassed a myriad of complex transactions involving mysterious partnerships that allowed Enron to book huge corporate profits and payments to insiders, while simultaneously ignoring any associated financial liabilities. The paper explores the topics of ethics and morality in the financial management industry, using the accounting scandal of the Enron case as a model of what financial institutions of today should not do. The paper also discusses briefly what actions the management at Enron could have taken to avoid the financial disaster that occurred.

Executive Summary
Enron's Fraudulent Financials
Ethics and Morality at Financial Institutions
Preventive Actions for Financial Institutions to Take
How the Enron Fraud Could Have Been Avoided

Sample of Sources Used:

  • BBC News. (2006). Q & A: The Enron Case. Retrieved December 5, 2006, from
  • Bottorff, D. (2004). Culture Management Essentials. Retrieved November 24, 2006, from
  • Canto, V. (2002). How Enron Failed. Retrieved December 4, 2006, from
  • Hays, K. (2006). Enron Figures Appeal Charges. Retrieved December 5, 2006, from
  • Kadlec, D. (2002). Enron: Who's Accountable? Retrieved December 4, 2006, from,8816,193520,00.html.

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