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  • Enron

    answers to these questions are debatable, the infamous Enron Corporation shows us that while the people make up the company, the company as a whole receives the reputation of being immoral or unethical. We consider Kenneth L. Lay and Jeffery Skilling, the former president and CEO of Enron, the driving forces behind Enron’s bogus success and responsible for the moral code that should have been set for the organization. These unethical actions Enron took part in even had support by auditor, Arthur Anderson

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  • Fall of Enron

    The Fall of Enron is a perfect example of management failure. Enron started off as a merger between Houston Natural Gas and Inter-North. A few years after the merger, Enron started changing the strategy and structure of the organization. Enron went from a raw materials management company to a company selling energy commodities. Enron proceeded to change from an energy company to a risk management firm that traded everything from commodities to derivatives. Enron failed for many reasons, ranging

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    What is Enron? Until its decline into bankruptcy in 2001, Enron was the United States’ seventh-largest corporation. Enron grew from a natural gas pipeline company into a trading and marketing giant, moving first into the business of acting as a broker between energy suppliers and buyers, then expanding its role as a broker of non-energy transactions, and later adding a variety of diverse investments to its portfolio. Enron was a leading advocate of restructuring energy markets in the United

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  • The Fall of Enron

    The Fall of Enron Abstract This research paper talks about the Enron case – how it rose to the level of one of the top companies in the world and then fell from grace so that it eventually had to file for bankruptcy. The paper will discuss the financial and accounting manipulations that Enron resorted to and the analysts approach towards its stock prices and will discuss its eventual fate. The study will revolve around how Enron shed its ethics in an attempt to report ever increasing income

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    Based in Houston, Texas an American energy, commodities, and services company named ENRON CORPORATION was Ranked number 7 on the fortune 500 list in 2000, it was one of the most famous and largest integrated natural gas and electricity companies in the world. The company went bankruptcy on December 2, 2001. But before that it marketed natural gas liquids around the world and was working as one of the biggest natural gas transmission systems in the world, with transmissions over a massive area of

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    Enron, Ethics, and the Law BUS 375 Enron, Ethics, and the Law This paper will explain the history of Enron and were it failed. These failures led to many changes that today’s employees must know about and then be trained to avoid those same mistakes. While this company was based in the United States their failures had a global impact that has caused cultural changes across the world. These changes have caused employee ethics training to be changes across the world. Like everything else in the

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    Journal of Economic Perspectives—Volume 17, Number 2—Spring 2003—Pages 3–26 The Fall of Enron Paul M. Healy and Krishna G. Palepu F rom the start of the 1990s until year-end 1998, Enron’s stock rose by 311 percent, only modestly higher than the rate of growth in the Standard & Poor’s 500. But then the stock soared. It increased by 56 percent in 1999 and a further 87 percent in 2000, compared to a 20 percent increase and a 10 percent decline for the index during the same years. By December

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    Enron is a prime example of how unethical behavior can affect millions of people. Enron Corporation was once known for bring one of the largest leading suppliers of electricity, natural gas, and communications bust since it’s scandal Enron will be known for corruption and accounting fraud. Enron intentionally reported falsely inflated estimates of income and did not report all debts the company owed. Enron Corporation filled for bankruptcy in 2001 which led to criminal investigation that include

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    The fall of Enron: Corporate Culture, Governance and Ethics Written By: Bilge-Kagan Ozturk 2007 Abstract This paper examines the critical importance of an ethically based corporate/organisational culture to ensuring company-wide ethical conduct. Testament to this topic I use the case of Enron and its ethical demise to successfully support my argument and highlight the need of top level management to be the main proponents of this culture to allow lower level employees to adopt a behaviour

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    ENRON: The Idiocy and the Irony Introduction Red flags were blinding as Enron learned about possible corruption with Enron Oil Trading in Valhalla, New York. After the merger between HNG and InterNorth, the Valhalla office, originally established by InterNorth seemed all but forgotten until quarterly and annual reports were due. Supervisors Tom Harding and Steve Sulentic were rarely on-site, preferring the comfort of offices in Houston. Louis Borget who established and operated the trading

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    The Fall of Enron 1.     Introduction Although Enron went bankrupt and disappeared ten years ago, the impacts it has made on the ethical standards never faded.  It took Enron 16 years to go from about ten billion dollar assets to more than sixty-five billion dollar assets, and took twenty-four days to go bankrupt. (McLean & Elkind, 2004) Enron, which once ranked as the seventh-largest company on the Fortune 500 and ranked as the sixth-largest energy company in the world, on December 2, 2001

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    The Fall of Enron-An Analysis of Ethical Issues ENRON & ARTHUR ANDERSEN ETHICS ESSAY The Fall of Enron An Analysis of Ethical Issues Xiaomeng Wang 1. Introduction Although Enron went bankrupt and disappeared ten years ago, the impacts it has made on the ethical standards never faded. It took Enron 16 years to go from about ten billion dollar assets to more than sixty-five billion dollar assets, and took twenty-four days to go bankrupt. (McLean & Elkind, 2004) Enron, which once

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    Accounting Nightmare The Fall of Enron Karen Shuler 10/16/2013 XACC/280 Enron started as an energy company that sold natural gas to gas companies. Energy markets changed in 1996, instead of the price being fixed, the price was now decided by competition among energy companies. This is when Enron stated trading contracts instead of selling natural gas. The quick growth this company experience brought in many investors and drove the price

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  • Enron: the Fall of a Wall Street Darling

    Enron: The Fall Of A Wall Street Darling Read more: http://www.investopedia.com/articles/stocks/09/enron-collapse.asp?partner=basics120111#ixzz1fiw28U4O Enron is a company that reached dramatic heights, only to face a dizzying collapse. The story ends with the bankruptcy of one of America's largest corporations. Enron's collapse affected the lives of thousands of employees, many pension funds and shook Wall Street to its very core. To this day, many wonder how a company so big and so powerful

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    THE ENRON COLLAPSE The Androids Under Attack case was similar to the case of Enron Corporation. It was formed in 1985 from a merger of Houston Natural Gas and Internorth, Enron Corp. was the first nationwide natural gas pipeline network. Over time, the firm’s business focus shifted from the regulated transportation of natural gas to unregulated energy trading markets. The guiding principle seems to have been that there was more money to be made in buying and selling financial contracts linked to

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    Journal of Economic Perspectives—Volume 17, Number 2—Spring 2003—Pages 3–26 The Fall of Enron Paul M. Healy and Krishna G. Palepu F rom the start of the 1990s until year-end 1998, Enron’s stock rose by 311 percent, only modestly higher than the rate of growth in the Standard & Poor’s 500. But then the stock soared. It increased by 56 percent in 1999 and a further 87 percent in 2000, compared to a 20 percent increase and a 10 percent decline for the index during the same years. By December

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    The scandal behind ENRON is a subject I had heard and read briefly about but never really knew all of the details. When I watched the film, Smartest Guy In The Room, I really got the opportunity to understand what caused the fall of ENRON and the negative impacts ENRON caused. The film begins by questioning the reasons for ENRON’s fall to bankruptcy in 24 days by addressing the characteristics of Pride, Greed , Arrogance, and Intolerance which were all strong characteristics of the corporate culture

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    ENRON COMPANY Foundation, History and Decline 1. Enron company 1.1 What is Enron 1.2 History and Organization 1.3 Main business units 1.4 Main characters 2. Enron scandal 2.1 The decline 2.2 Causes 2.3 Consequences of the scandal 2.4 Punishment 2.5 Enron's insurances 3. Enron reconstitution 3.1 Cleaning up after the fall 3.2 Restructuring Enron 3.3 The future (and present) of Enron 3.4 Preventive measures 1.1 What is Enron : Enron was one of the ten largest American

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    JEDI had operated since 1993 as a nonconsolidated SPE. Enron wanted to create a larger unit with capital of $1 billion, and CalPERS asked to be bought out. Chewco was created as a vehicle to attract a a replacement for CalPERS and to buy out CalPERS’ interest in JEDI. Originally, Andrew Fastow proposed that he be appointed to manage Chewco temporarily unitl an outside investor, or counterparty, could be found. According to the Powers Report, Enron lawyers advised against this since his senior officer

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    identical strategies, which is what Enron did in the 1990s when it lobbied its accounts and the government to permit it to mark to market its contracts for the future supply of energy and Internet services to market.- C. William Thomas, The Rise and Fall of Enron: When a Company Looks Too Good to be True, it Usually is, J. ACCT., Apr. 2002, available at http://www.journalofaccountancy.com/Issues/2002/Apr/ TheRiseAndFallOfEnron.htm That change in accounting convention let Enron treat its anticipated gains

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    Enron Case Study Seven years after the fact, the story of the meteoric rise and subsequent fall of the Enron Corporation continues to capture the imagination of the general public. What really happened with Enron? Outside of those associated with the corporate world, either through business or education, relatively few people seem to have a complete sense of the myriad people, places, and events making up the sixteen years of Enron’s existence as an American energy company. Some argue Enron’s record-breaking

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    Enron: Ethics and Auditing Gone Wrong Enron was once a promising company headed toward greatness but all of this was just for show and thus not long enough; it was discovered that one of the world’s most admired companies was just faking all their records taking down a lot of investors of their company to bankruptcy as well as their employees. The Enron scandal has paved the way not only to America’s consciousness on risks involved on how corporations work, but how stakeholders can be victimized

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  • Reaction on the Rise and Fall of Enron

    Reaction on “The Rise and fall of Enron” I certainly agree to this sentence in the article “When a company looks good to be true, it usually is.” because Enron is the living proof of that. When I read the article, I was so interested as to how the successful company suddenly collapsed. And after reading it, I gained new insights and learning that are useful and applicable to the real world. It has been a lesson learned happening when the Enron meets its decline. Many companies took their example

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    Enron: What Caused the Ethical Collapse? Introduction  Kenneth Lay, former chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of Enron Corp., is quoted in Michael Novak’s book Business as a Calling: Work and the Examined Life as saying, “I was fully exposed to not only legal behavior but moral and ethical behavior and what that means from the standpoint of leading organizations and people.” In an introductory statement to the revised Enron Code of Ethics issued in July 2000, Lay wrote: “As officers and

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    sexual harassment. Question 1 Enron corporate This Enron corporate was a big company which provides natural gas, electricity and communication to its retail and wholesale customers. This company transported natural gas through the pipeline all over the united state. Not only the united state this company operates its energy project all over the world. This company provides job facilities to people and dividend and premium for the shareholder all over the world. Enron income was steadily growing up

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    Annemarie Silva Case Study – Enron Professor John Kuhn September 22, 2014 Introduction When looking at this Enron Case, we come to a conclusion that there was just too many different things that were done wrong. It has been a case that is still being used today to teach the new and upcoming accountants of the accounting profession, what true ethical behavior is, and what we as accountants need to be aware of when auditing clients. Thank goodness that we have regulations that are in place

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    Enron Sharon R. Duncombe Professor Jamila Harris Business Law I – LEG 100 May 2, 2010 1) Describe how Enron could have been structured differently to avoid such activities. One of the reasons why the corporate governance system failed at Enron was because of the lack of good communication between the Board of Directors (BOD) and Top Management in Enron’s affairs. Various committees of the BOD were not doing your job, by not overseeing effectively the action’s of the company. “A good

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    594-5000 Albert Togut (AT-9759) Frank A. Oswald (FAO-1223) Scott E. Ratner (SER-0015) UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK -------------------------------------------------------In re ENRON CORP., et al., Debtors. -------------------------------------------------------ENRON CORP., Plaintiff, v. CREDIT SUISSE FIRST BOSTON INTERNATIONAL and CREDIT SUISSE FIRST BOSTON LLC , f/k/a CREDIT SUISSE FIRST BOSTON CORPORATION, Defendants. --------------------------------------------------------x

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    org/ijbm International Journal of Business and Management Vol. 5, No. 10; October 2010 The Case Analysis of the Scandal of Enron Yuhao Li Huntsman School of Business, Utah State University, Logan city, U.S.A E-mail: wyl_2001_ren@126.com, carolee1989@gmail.com Abstract The Enron scandal, revealed in October 2001, eventually led to the bankruptcy of the Enron Corporation, an American energy company based in Houston, Texas, and the dissolution of Arthur Andersen, which was one of the five largest

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    CASE 1.1 Enron Corporation John and Mary Andersen immigrated to the United States from their native Norway in 1881. The young couple made their way to the small farming community of Plano, Illinois, some 40 miles southwest of downtown Chicago. Over the previous few decades, hundreds of Norwegian families had settled in Plano and surrounding communities. In fact, the aptly named Norway, Illinois, was located just a few miles away from the couple’s new hometown. In 1885, Arthur Edward Andersen

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  • The Fall of Enron

    auditors and Enron and the existence of conflicts of interest. From 1993, Enron started to outsource its internal audit functions to Anderson. Besides, conflicts of interest gets aggravated when the cross-selling of consulting services by auditors increases a lot. And consulting fees to auditors are much lucrative than the audit fees. As a result, Enron could easily threaten Anderson to give a favorable opinions to the public and otherwise Anderson couldn’t maintain a good relationship with Enron. Most

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    A new strategy Enron was the biggest seller of natural gas in North America in 1992, their EBIT was 122 million dollar. Enron used differentiation strategy which aimed to develop and operated with different assets such as pipelines, services, paper plants, water plants and electricity plants. Enron did not just make profit on its assets but also traded with contracts of the assets and service in order to reach higher profit. This is how Enron became a favourite among investors in the ‘90s and

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    ENRON'S COLLAPSE: THE OVERVIEW ENRON'S COLLAPSE: THE OVERVIEW; ENRON COLLAPSES AS SUITOR CANCELS PLANS FOR MERGER By RICHARD A. OPPEL Jr. and ANDREW ROSS SORKIN Published: November 29, 2001 Correction Appended Enron, the champion of energy deregulation that grew into one of the nation's 10 largest companies, collapsed yesterday, after a rival backed out of a deal to buy it and many big trading partners stopped doing business with it. Enron, based in Houston, was widely expected to seek bankruptcy

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  • 4.1: Enron Corporation and Anderson, Llp Analyzing the Fall of Two Giants

    1. Enron, an international energy company, faced a lot of business risks because of the industry they were in. Enron’s business model, an intermediary between buyers and sellers of energy and profiting off the price differences, was risky in itself because it exposed Enron to energy prices risks as well a fluctuating foreign currency. While continuing to expand their business, Enron began offering a variety of financial hedges and contracts to their customers. This new venture uncovered interest

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    rëlqimi dhe rënia e Enron Origjina e Enron daton në vitin 1985, kur ajo filloi jetën si një kompani ndërshtetërore tubacionesh nëpërmjet bashkimit të Houston Natural Gas dhe Omaha-based InterNorth. Kenneth Lay, ish shefi ekzekutiv officerof i Houston Natural Gas, u bë CEO, dhe vitin e ardhshëm fitoi postin e kryetarit të bordit(chairman). Nga sektori i tubacionit, Enron filloi të lëvizë në fusha të reja. Në vitin 1999, kompania filloi të ofrojë shërbimet broadband dhe Enron Online, faqen e internetit

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    LEG100: Business Law I Professor Young March 5, 2011 Enron was an old line energy company, owning electric power production facilities and natural gas pipelines. It engaged in several acquisitions during the late 1980s and the 1990s that dramatically increased its size. Its acquisitions included power companies in the U.S. and abroad, as well as investments in various energy and technology companies. In the 1990s, Enron reorganized itself as an energy trading company, whose primary

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    Enron was almost universally considered one of the country's most innovative companies -- a new-economy maverick that forsook musty, old industries with their cumbersome hard assets in favor of the freewheeling world of e-commerce. The company continued to build power plants and operate gas lines, but it became better known for its unique trading businesses. Besides buying and selling gas and electricity futures, it created whole new markets for such oddball "commodities" as broadcast time for advertisers

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    The Fall of Enron 1. Why was Enron such an admired company prior to 2000? What innovation do they bring to the table? Be specific and support your statement with concrete information. Prior to the year 2000, Enron Company, established in the mid-80s, caused the admiration worldwide because of its fast rise of revenue both in the local and international stock market in a short period of time. Enron’s operating income in the year 2000 was stated in $100.7 billion and its after-tax net income was

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    Case: The Fall of Enron 1. Why was Enron such an admired company prior to 2000? What innovation do they bring to the table? Be specific and support your statement with concrete information. Enron was an admired company prior to 2000 because at that time it surfaced as a frontrunner in the deregulated energy market, making it possible to sell energy at higher prices, thus significantly increasing its revenue. The company, through efficient management team, has built leading businesses in energy

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  • Enron Corporation and Andersen, Llp Analyzing the Fall of Two Giants

    The case of Enron Corporation and Andersen, LLP can be noted as one of the most infamous fraud scandals in US history. Investors lost millions of dollars and ruined the public’s trust. Enron was once the seventh largest public company in the United States and Andersen LLP was the world’s largest and most respected business organizations. Enron’s stock prices soared to approximately $100 to less than $10 in 2001. How did these two big giants fall into oblivion and what could have been done to avoid

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    The Rise and Collapse of Enron: Financial Innovation, Errors and Lessons Elisa S. Moncarz* Raúl Moncarz* Alejandra Cabello** Benjamin Moncarz*** Abstract Recent collapses of high profile business failures like Enron, Worldcom, Parmlat, and Tyco has been a subject of great debate among regulators, investors, government and academics in the recent past. Enron’s case was the greatest failure in the history of American capitalism and had a major impact on financial markets by causing significant

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    The Enron Scandal MSA 602 Dr. Pendarvis 12-4-2011 Abstract Enron's collapse is generally viewed as a morality tale - the natural result of managerial greed, a clueless board, and feckless gatekeepers. But none of these aspects of the story clearly distinguishes Enron from other major firms during the bubble era of the late 90s. This material identifies certain economic facts from the many moving parts that was Enron, and

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  • The Meteoric Rise and Fall of Enron

    The Meteoric Rise and Fall of Enron Enron was created in 1985 after a merger between Houston Natural Gas and Internorth. By 2002 it was gone forever. Its stock price rose to $90/share in August of 2000 before bottoming out at $0.40/share when they filed for bankruptcy on Dec. 2nd 2001. It only took 16 years for one of the largest Fortune 500 companies to completely dissolve, taking employee jobs, pensions, Arthur Andersen, and the American public’s faith with it. Enron and its young McKinsey

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    Enron When considering powerhouses in trading, electricity, natural gas, and communications throughout the 1990’s, one enterprise easily comes to mind; Enron Corporation. Claiming nearly 111 billion in revenues during 2000, Enron, at the time, was the epitome of innovation; even being named "America's Most Innovative Company" for six consecutive years by Fortune magazine. It came to a great surprise for many that within just a year, the company would be declaring bankruptcy, and ultimately

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  • Enron: the Fall

    Enro: The Fall Saurabh Bakshi Class: BUSB 300 THE ETHICAL AND LEGAL ENVIROMENTS OF BUSINESS Instructor: Mr. Bruce Rawding Enron: The Fall In 2001, America’s largest corporate bankruptcy hit Wall Street. A company that provided for many stock market traders, collapsed in twenty four days and there was no way to retrieve lost fortune. Not only traders but the company’s own loyal/faithful employees had a big share in the losses as well. A massacre that was quiet well planned and then executed

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    name to Enron. Around that time Washington was being lobbied by energy corporations to deregulate business and let companies set their own prices. Energy companies said this would not only lead to the end of monopolies but the extra competition would benefit companies and consumers. Over the next several years Washington began to lift controls on who could produce energy and how it was sold. With an influx of new suppliers energy prices were very unstable. With these deregulations Enron was allowed

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    Business Failure Enron xxxxxxxxxx University of Phoenix Online February xx, xxxx xxxxxxxxxxxx Examining a Business Failure: Enron This paper will discuss the contributions of leadership, management, and organizational structures that led to the demise of Enron. The structures will also be compared and contrasted to help better understand why the company failed. Enron Corporation was founded in Omaha

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    Enron Corporation (former NYSE ticker symbol ENE) was an American energy company that was originally involved in transmitting and distributing electricity and natural gas throughout the United States. It was founded in 1985 in Omaha, NB. The company later relocated to downtown Houston, TX and was based in the Enron Complex. Enron transformed energy into a commodity that could be traded like stock and bonds. Before its bankruptcy in late 2001, Enron employed approximately 22,000 staff and was

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  • The Rise and Fall of the Enron Corporation

    Rise and Fall of the Enron Corporation Malay Blama Leg 500 Summer Quarter Prof. D. F. Page Strayer University August 9, 2009 Abstract Enron was an American energy trading and communication company based in Houston, Texas. It was formed in 1985 by Kenneth Lay after merging with Houston Natural Gas and InterNorth companies. Kenneth Lay was originally the CEO of the Houston Natural Gas company prior to the merger. By the middle of 2000 Enron stock price

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    The Enron Scandal and Moral Hazard Prof. Leigh Tesfatsion Department of Economics Iowa State University Ames, IA 50011-1070 http://www.econ.iastate.edu/tesfatsi/ Last Revised: 3 April 2011 The Enron Scandal and Moral Hazard • Enron, the 7th largest U.S. company in 2001, filed for bankruptcy in December 2001. • Enron investors and retirees were left with worthless stock. • Enron was charged with securities fraud (fraudulent manipulation of publicly reported financial results, lying

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