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Accounting/Finance Lessons of Enron:A Case Study

Harold Bierman
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Harold Bierman: Cornell University, USA

in World Scientific Books from World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd.

Abstract: There is a great deal of confusion regarding the factors that led to Enron's collapse. This important book addresses this problem by providing a coherent explanation of the accounting and finance problems associated with the collapse. The Skilling-Lay trial, as it is related to accounting or finance issues, is critically described as well. Through its well-balanced take on events surrounding the trial, the book therefore enables readers to analyze the validity of the arguments offered by the U.S. attorneys.

Keywords: Enron; Skilling-Lay Trial; Mark to Market Accounting; Collapse of Enron; Fastow; Jeff Skilling's Conviction; Special Purpose Entities (SPEs) (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: G39 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2008
ISBN: 9789812790309
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