The Fall of Enron

Authors: Healy, Paul M.; Palepu, Krishna G.
Source: Harvard Business School
Year: 2009
Number of pages: 17

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Abstract:

The case traces the rise of Enron, covering the company's business innovations, personnel management, and risk management processes. It then examines the company's dramatic fall including the extension of its trading model into questionable new businesses, the financial reporting problems, and governance breakdowns inside and outside the firm. The case offers students with an opportunity to explore why Enron failed and to understand the systemic problems in governance that affected its board of directors, the audit committee, the external auditors, and financial analysts.



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