Enron Term Paper by Peter Pen

A discussion on the rise and fall of Enron International.
# 105013 | 1,106 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2008
Published on Jun 27, 2008 in Business (Accounting) , Business (Law) , Business (Companies) , Law (Business) , Accounting (General)

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This paper examines the Enron collapse and scandal and looks at how Enron was able to conceal its negative debt from its accounting books. The paper also looks at what segment of the population was hurt most by the Enron collapse and explains why the executives at Enron responsible for what has been deemed the worst case of deception, greed and fraud in the history of Corporate America, should be prosecuted by the US Department of Justice.

Enron's Employees
How Did It Manage To Conceal Debts
Enron Investors
Political Connection

From the Paper:

"Enron's bankruptcy then took the world by complete surprise, as this was not only the biggest collapse in the United States in recent years, it was also the fastest. Before filing for bankruptcy in December last year, Enron was the seventh largest company of the United States as it turned its businesses into monopolies by dominating all areas of its various operations. But a company that looked so powerful only a year ago collapsed dramatically when one of its accountants began raising questions about those shady transactions which had managed to conceal the company's negative debt position from its accounting books. But slowly and gradually Enron's problems began unrolling in front of the public and it became clear that all the profits shown by the company were simply an illusion. "

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Answers about Enron. , Gannett News Service, 01-20-2002
  • Joel Palmer, How the system failed Enron Investors, Courier, February 3, 2002
  • James Toedtman, Senior Economic Correspondent, THE FALL OF ENRON, 2002 http://www.latimes.com/business/ny-sbp0227.htmlstory

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