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Table Of Contents

Overview of the Book
Enron:origins,character and failure
Transactions and institutional structure
Accounting and auditing
Strengthening corporate governance
Corporate culture and incentive systems
Ethical foundations
Introduction
A sketch of Enron
Enron’s financial reports
Some other examples of Enron’s activities
Corporate governance and the OECD Principles
The policy response to recent corporate scandals
Corporate governance and key financial standards
Annex 2A look at some of Enron’s financial reports
A Revisionist View of Enron and the Sudden Death of ‘May’1
A revisionist view of Enron
The regulatory response to Enron’s use of derivatives
Conclusion
Who Is Who in the World of Financial ‘Swaps’and Special Purpose Entities
The ethical basis for an analysis of the Enron affair
Anonymity:Is a Norm as Good as a Name?
A society of the anonymous
What does anonymity convey?
Anonymity and compartmentalisation
Norms and names
Is communitarianism the answer to anonymity?
Decent dress:how much to reveal?
Spaces for Business Ethics
New forms,old problems
An unfinished revolution
Codes of conduct and social responsibility
Corporate culture as the key
The combination of people and capital
The bottom of the pyramid
Concentration,diversification and loss of independence
Enron et al.and Implications for the Auditing Profession
Historical role of the auditing profession
The expanding role of external auditors to identify fraud
Unanswered questions
Today,a regulated profession
Enron Revisited:What Is a Board Member to Do?
High risk accounting
Inappropriate conflicts of interest
Extensive undisclosed off-the-books activity
Excessive compensation
Lack of independence
Fiduciary failure – a Board is not a team
How to Restore Trust in Financial Markets?
Public information,valuations and financial market efficiency
Why have the gatekeepers of public trust failed?
A fundamental response is needed to restore public trust
Enron:The Collapse of Corporate Culture
Enron’s corporate culture
America’s corrupt corporate culture:an educational failure
Some concluding thoughts
Ethics,Courage and Discipline: The Lessons of Enron
The external response:law and regulation
The internal response:professionalism
The character of business professionals
Business schools and corporate cultures
The ‘leadership’dimension
The ‘responsibility’dimension
Ethics for a Post-Enron America1
What went wrong?
What is to be done?
Enron:Visiting the Immersed Part of the Iceberg
Enron,a multi-causal reading
‘Financiarisation’:trust in finance
Loss of bearings – the conflict of interest example
Beyond ‘financiarisation’:common good at risk
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Enron and World Finance - A Case Study in Ethics

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