Enron ethics (or: Culture matters more than codes) [Book Review]

Journal of Business Ethics 45 (3):243 - 256 (2003)
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This paper describes and discusses the Enron Corporation debacle. The paper presents the business ethics background and leadership mechanisms affecting Enron''s collapse and eventual bankruptcy. Through a systematic analysis of the organizational culture at Enron (following Schein''s frame of reference) the paper demonstrates how the company''s culture had profound effects on the ethics of its employees.



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