Business Finance
Grantham Enron Corporation Fraud Case Involving Agency Conflicts Paper

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Question Description

Research fraud cases that involved agency conflicts. Provide the following:

  • Overview of the organization
  • Who was involved?
  • How was the fraud committed?
  • What was the outcome?
  • What recommendations do you have to stop such a fraud relating to this conflict of interest?

Your research paper should be at least 3 pages long and contain a minimum of 4 scholarly sources.

Business School Assignment Instructions

The requirements below must be met for your paper to be accepted and graded:

Write between 750 – 1,250 words (approximately 3 – 5 pages) using Microsoft Word in APA style, see example below.

Use font size 12 and 1” margins.

Include cover page and reference page.

At least 80% of your paper must be original content/writing.

No more than 20% of your content/information may come from references.

Use at least three references from outside the course material; one reference must be from EBSCOhost. Text book, lectures, and other materials in the course may be used, but are not counted toward the three reference requirement.

Cite all reference material (data, dates, graphs, quotes, paraphrased words, values, etc.) in the paper and list on a reference page in APA style.

References must come from sources such as scholarly journals found in EBSCOhost or on Google Scholar, government websites and publications, reputable news media (e.g. CNN , The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times) websites and publications, etc. Sources such as Wikis, Yahoo Answers, eHow, blogs, etc. are not acceptable for academic writing.

Grading Criteria AssignmentsMaximum Points
Meets or exceeds established assignment criteria40
Demonstrates an understanding of lesson concepts20
Clearly presents well-reasoned ideas and concepts30
Uses proper mechanics, punctuation, sentence structure, and spelling.

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Enron Accounting Fraud
Institutional Affiliation




Organization Overview
Enron Corporation was a United States energy trading that orchestrated one of the major
accounting fraud scandals in the history of the country. The company was founded in 1985 when
Houston Natural Gas Co. merged with a small local energy company known as InterNorth Inc.
Enron was a critical player in the energy industry and had become core to the American
Economy. It provided up to 20,000 jobs and was highly sought after by investors in which
thousands invested their funds. The organization was also dubbed as the most innovative of its
time due to the significant approaches it had initiated in its growth plans.
During its growth, the company invested in other merged and created other energy and
telecommunications businesses to boost its profits. However, the company got zero returns in
most of these ventures and hid the losses. When the 2000 recession hit, the company’s volatile
parts in the market were exposed. Creditors and investors found themselves losing millions in a
diminishing marketing cap. In 2001, it was discovered that the company used accounting fraud to
look more profitable and later filed for bankruptcy after its val...

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