FIN 486 Week 1, Individual Assignment - Business Ethics

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FIN 486 Week 1, Individual Assignment - Business Ethics

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Business EthicsFIN 486 Strategic Financial ManagementNameDateInstructorBusiness EthicsBusiness ethics are an important aspect of operating any organization, an organization has to have a set of standards which it applies to its dealings within the organization and with people and organizations that it does business with. Within the course of this paper we will discuss two organizations: Enron, and WorldCom and talk about unethical things that they were engaged in that led to their demise. Let's first take a look at Enron the former Energy Company.EnronEnron's trouble began with a variety of things like how they recognized revenue; Enron started a trend not only for its company but for other energy companies as well of reporting the whole value of a trade or service as revenue when they were only supposed to report a specific portion. This action led to it financials looking like they were higher than they really were, and therefore making its financial position look favorable to investors. The use of special purpose entities is also something that led to this organizations demise, with the use of these special purpose entities or sub companies Enron was able to manage debt and fund a specific asset. These special purpose entities were funded with debt and through independent equity investors, in most cases these entities helped overstate earning and understate liabilities which hurt investors and the organization. WorldComWorldComwas a te

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