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Table of Contents
Professor Bill Frederick
Corporate Raiders: Early 1980s
Nigeria Barges for Sale in 1999
Announce Third-Quarter 2001 Results
Behaving Badly: Ethical Lessons from Enron
puts the reader in the shoes of Enron executives through the journey of
the once prominent and now infamous company. Enron began as a newly
merged firm in 1985 with too much debt, rose on Wall Street during the
1990s, and collapsed in December 2001.
This is the first book to treat Enron's financial problems as complex
ethical issues managers may face daily - often without recognizing them
as such. Key decisions are presented in real-time from several
perspectives, including those of Lay, Skilling, Fastow, board members,
auditors, lawyers, and investment bankers.
The seemingly simple question readers are asked to consider is: What
would you have done, had you been employed by, or doing business with,
Enron? Readers can debate their answers with colleagues.
Award winning business ethics professor Denis Collins also provides
advice on creating and sustaining an ethical culture in any company,
offering a decision-making tool and framework that managers can use to
intentionally steer their company away from the road Enron traveled.