Lesson 1 Assignment 4 - Ashley B. Hilliard 258-10-0169...

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Ashley B. Hilliard 258-10-0169 October 4, 2010- January 21, 2011 BA 541 Lesson#1, Assignment 4 Read Case #1, "Enron: What Caused the Ethical Collapse?," on pages 28-31 of Business Ethics: A Stakeholder and Issues Management Approach (5 th Edition). Consider and respond to the following questions in an essay of 300-350 words: 1. What led to the collapse of Enron under Lay and Skilling? 2. How did the top leadership at Enron undermine the foundational values of the Enron Code of Ethics? 3. Given Kenneth Lay’s and Jeff Skilling’s operating beliefs and the Enron Code of Ethics, what expectations regarding ethical decisions and actions should Enron’s employees reasonable have had? 4. How did Enron's corporate culture promote unethical decisions and actions? 5. How did the investment banking community contribute to the ethical collapse of Enron? 6. If the Sarbanes-Oxley law had been in effect, do you believe the Enron debacle would have occurred? Why or why not? Explain.
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Lesson 1 Assignment 4 - Ashley B. Hilliard 258-10-0169...

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