How did the corporate culture of Enron contribute to its bankruptcy?

Business Ethics: Ethical Decision Making and Cases. You will answer the questions at the end of the case in 4 full–5 full pages (double spaced), which does not include 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. A minimum of 5 references are required. As this is a paper that requires research, it must be written in third person.


The case is Case 9, “Enron: Questionable Accounting Leads to Collapse.” The paper must have a minimum of 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?



Ferrell, O. C., Fraedrich, J., & Ferrell, L. (2015). Business ethics: Ethical decision making and cases (10th ed.). Stamford, CT: Cengage Learning. ISBN: 9781285423715

  • Ferrell et al.: ch. 6; Case 9
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