Resisting Corporate Corruption: Lessons in Practical Ethics from the Enron Wreckage - Conflicts and Trends in Business Ethics (Hardback)Stephen V Arbogast (author)
Hardback 264 Pages / Published: 07/02/2008
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View our companion Solutions Manual on CD-ROM here. Read the Journal of Business Ethics review. (PDF) As scandals at Enron, WorldCom, and elsewhere became public, American business schools came under attack for inadequate ethical formation of the countrys up-and-coming managers. A less obvious but related problem has been the lack of realistic ethical training material. The author, a 32 year senior financial executive, has adapted the Enron story to address this pressing need. Drawing upon his own experience within a highly disciplined corporate culture, the author has extracted from the wreckage case studies that chart Enrons descent into fraud and asks readers and students to consider how it could have been different. These 17 practical case studies dont just retell the Enron story they select pivotal moments when key individuals faced decisions that could carry the firm across another threshold of ethical decomposition. Readers will get the opportunity to stand in the shoes of the young Ken Lay as he pondered how to handle Enrons first trading scandal. They will have the opportunity to consider how to oppose Jeff Skillings plans to introduce Mark-to-Market accounting and Andy Fastows ever-more aggressive use of Special Purpose Entities. Finally, they will have a chance to reconsider the tactics adopted by those who did resist. For example, was Sherron Watkins right to take her concerns to Ken Lay, or should she have made her case elsewhere? These cases captu
Publisher: M&M Scrivener Press
Number of pages: 264
Weight: 517 g
Dimensions: 229 x 155 x 20 mm
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