Identifying Fraud within the Company Term Paper by Master Researcher

Identifying Fraud within the Company
A look at the effect of internal fraud within companies.
# 40110 | 1,150 words | 2 sources | APA | 2002 | US
Published on Oct 07, 2003 in Business (Management) , Business (Human Resources) , Accounting (Fraud)

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This paper identifies the roots of fraud and how it impacts performance assessment within companies, especially when the individual committing the fraud has control of policies that prevent fraud from occurring. The paper shows how identifying "fraud" is an extremely challenging process and highlights the need for clear reform within the business community as a whole.

From the Paper:

"In the post- Enron economy, the very word fraud raises alarm bells: No company is comfortable in suggesting that their records may be doctored or their employees might be acting in such a manner as to harm the company, but this most certainly does occur at a sadly regular rate. Yet as could be defined in the case of Enron, one of the most surprising circumstances to result from this issue is that fraud is a process that can - arguably - help the company! This seems a shocking fact after the fall of Enron but on some level the motivations of the company in terms of misstating earnings help to promote its survival on a larger scale, where the company survived for a longer period as a global- level business than it would have otherwise. Of course, this argument is nullified in terms of the larger picture, where had Enron not misstated its earnings it might be a still viable company.
"Yet the nature of fraud cannot therefore be seen as a "clear cut" case in any sense, and in many ways the current business environment will only punish the individual if the company has suffered any true indication of harm."

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