The Downfall of Enron Research Paper by Master Researcher

The Downfall of Enron
This paper investigates the reasons behind the downfall of Enron.
# 88683 | 4,500 words | 10 sources | 2006 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2006 in Business (Accounting) , Business (Companies) , Accounting (General)

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This essay discusses the negligent and fraudulent misrepresentations made by Enron which triggered an accounting scandal that led to its downfall. First, the paper gives some background history of the company to show that the downfall wasn't something expected. Next, the paper gives an overview of the scandal. The paper then discusses the negligent and fraudulent misrepresentations the SEC uncovered when they began their investigation. Finally, the paper discusses the fallout at Enron and the legal and its ethical lessons.

From the Paper:

"There have been a few high profile corporate governance and securities fraud scandals in recent years such as those of WorldCom, Tyco, and Adelphia, however none have been as widely publicized as Enron. These scandals have had a negative effect on American business as well as a detrimental effect on the investors in these businesses. Enron, especially, costs its employees and others greatly with the loss of their jobs and their retirement funds. Furthermore, they robbed them and other Americans of the trust they had for the companies that they work for and invest in. Securities fraud robs investors of their trust for corporations, as well as their money, in many cases. "Securities fraud is an act committed by an entity intended to manipulate the market through deliberate concealment, or distortion of information. The SEC..."

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