Enron: Questionable Accounting Leads to Collapse [Case Study]

Business Finance

BUSI 472 Organizational Ethics

Liberty University

Question Description

You will complete 2 Case Assignments from Business Ethics: Ethical Decision Making and Cases. You will answer the questions at the end of the case in 4–5 pages (double spaced), not including the title or reference pages. The Case Assignments must be written in current APA format. In addition to the Ferrell textbook, utilize outside sources on the case questions. All sources must be of a scholarly nature; the sources must be either textbooks or journal articles from peer-reviewed journals. At least 5 references are required in addition to the course textbooks and the Bible. As this is a paper that requires research, it must be written in third person.

Case Assignment 2 can also be found in the Ferrell textbook. The case is Case 9, “Enron: Questionable Accounting Leads to Collapse.” The paper must have at least 3 Level 1 headings that correspond to the following case points:

  • How did the corporate culture of Enron contribute to its bankruptcy?
  • In what ways did Enron's bankers, auditors, and attorneys contribute to Enron's demise?
  • What role did the company's Chief Financial Officer play in creating the problems that led to Enron's financial problems?

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BUSI 472 Case Studies Grading Rubric Criteria Content 70% Areas regarding content, analysis, synthesis, evaluation of topics, participation and timeliness Levels of Achievement Advanced 63 to 70 points Proficient 49 to 62 points Developing 1 to 48 points Not present 0 points Superior work in all areas Student consistently exceeds minimal expectations in all areas regarding content, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation of topics, participation, timeliness, and writing style. Specifically: • There is a clear thesis statement • The introduction provides a clear overview of the paper’s contents. • Headings correspond to points in the thesis statement • The issues raised in the topic are objectively treated • At least 5 scholarly sources are cited • The conclusion offers a robust summary of the issues treated in the paper and suggestions for further study • The paper is written in an objective (3rd person) format and covers the topic to sufficient depth for an upperclass research paper Good work in most areas - Student demonstrates minor deficiencies in some areas regarding content, analysis, writing style, and/or participation. Fair work in most areas – Student exhibits need for improvement in most areas regarding content, analysis, writing style, and/or participation. Failing – Student shows evidence of refusal or inability to meet minimum standards of work. Specifically: • There is a clear thesis statement • The introduction provides a clear overview of the paper’s contents. • Headings do not always correspond to the points in the thesis statement • There is some evidence of the writer’s bias toward the subject • Between 3-4 scholarly sources are cited • The conclusion is not developed fully relative to the points made in the paper and offers only minimal suggestions for further study • The paper is written in an objective (3rd person) format and covers the topic to sufficient depth for an upperclass research paper Specifically: • The thesis statement is missing, and the introduction only minimally describes the paper’s content • Headings mostly do not correspond to the points in the thesis statement • There is clear evidence of the writer’s bias toward the subject including use of first person • At least 2 scholarly sources are cited • The conclusion is only minimally related to the points discussed in the paper and suggestions for further study may be missing • The paper is written in an objective (3rd person) format and covers the topic to sufficient depth for an upper-class research paper Specifically: • There is no thesis statement or introduction • Headings are missing • There is clear evidence of the writer’s bias toward the subject including use of first person • Less than 2 scholarly sources are utilized • The conclusion does not reflect the points made in the paper and does not offer suggestions for further study • The paper is written in an objective (3rd person) format and covers the topic to sufficient depth for an upper-class research paper Structure 30% Writing Style (APA formatting), grammatical errors and sentence structure Advanced 27 to 30 points • • Minimal to non-existent grammatical and APA errors. The paper is between 4 and 5 full pages not including the title and references pages Proficient 21 to 26 points • • Limited grammatical and APA errors. The paper is between 4-5 pages in length Developing 1 to 20 points • • Contains numerous grammatical and APA errors. The paper is between 1-2 pages in length Not present 0 points • • Contains excessive grammatical and APA errors. The paper is between 1-2 pages in length ...
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