One example was the Credit Mobilier scandal where major stockholders of the Union Pacific Railroad formed the Credit Mobilier company and sold their shares to influential congressmen. These executives essentially hired themselves and stole taxpayer money, a very lucrative scandal. Scandals like the Credit Mobilier were widespread and executives from many other railroad companies often stole from their own companies. Many executives would manipulate the rail companies' stocks to profit greatly. Executives would often bribe influential politicians, and work together to profit themselves.
Target corporation has many different location-related decisions to process in more than one aspect. The company must decide on the location of its retail stores, manufactures, and support help. Often the decision to outsource or participate in offshoring can be tempting to a company. Well the impact of outsourcing and offshoring must be examined to ensure that the decision is in the best interest of the company.
The Failure of Dick Smith Electronics Identify: How the latest edition (3rd) of the ASX Corporate Governance Principles plausibly halts the failure of Dick Smith Electronics (DSE) will be discussed in this essay. I argue that 3rd of ASX Corporate Governance Principles might not be the best corporate governance practices for the listed entities in Australia. As can be seen from the DSE case, it complied with the majority of the principles and recommendations, but the DSE’s collapse still happened. Therefore, the better application of this practices should be developed.
I. Strengths of TARGET Corporation Target Corporation is one of the largest and oldest public discount retailing company operate in the United States. The company founded in 1902’s by George Dayton (as also known as Dayton Dry Goods in 1962’s). Target store has a huge store footprint and enjoys considerable brand recognition. Target’s portfolio of owned and exclusive brands is also its strength, which allow retailer to a valuable differentiating lover in high competitive retail environment.
The fraud triangle is made up by three distinguished elements. These elements in the fraud triangle consist of pressure, opportunity, and rationalization. The overall representation of the fraud triangle can be seen as the specific model to spot any type of high-risk unethical and fraudulent performances being conducted by a company, in this case Cendant Corporation. Cedant Corporations actions can be analyzed by the fraud triangle by the way that their senior management/top management decisions fell into the three categories of pressure, rationalization, and opportunity. Cendant Corporation had the pressure to comply with their shareholders and to maintain a stable financial status to prove that they were a profitable organization with a bright company image.
1. What factors in the WorldCom case support the conclusion that CEO Bernie Ebbers Knew about the financial statement fraud? What factors support his defense that he did not know about the fraud? Bernie Ebbers Knew about the financial statement fraud because he was the one who encourage others to go into financial fraud because of the stock prices were going down, which was affecting his marginal loan. For that reason, he was trying to sell his stock, but the board of Directors lent him $341 million, along with 2% interest rate.
Background WorldCom, once known as one of the most powerful telecommunication organizations of the world, is now studied as a case of a fraudulent company that carried out unethical financial activities to cover its weakening position in the market. After some aggressive investment decisions, the company started to witness huge financial pressure. The management used various forged accounting entries to conceal its weakening position. Cynthia Cooper, Vice President Internal Audit, discovered the unethical activities and raised the issue with the management and relevant departments and received bitter responses. She carried out internal audits in her own capacity with her colleagues and compiled evidence against fraudulent activities.
Enron Analysis Enron is a great play which presents a dry story about business in a colorful and cartoonish way and impressed me with a variety of elements, including video, music, choreography, and dance. This is a play depicts the spectacular collapse of a Texan energy giant-Enron. As an audience, I witnessed how a business empire was built on shadows, accruing debts of 38 billion dollars and finally going bust in this two hours and thirty minutes play. In the following passage, I will describe, analyze, and interpret this play both about its script, including characters and plots, and its production, such as the videos, stage props and customs.
Kenneth Lay, Mr. Jeffrey Skilling and the company CFO, Mr. Andrew Fastow .The management level of Enron Corporation had misconduct the code of ethics and fail to performing the duties of a corporation which is telling the truth of the situation of a corporation .Instead , they tried try to hide the truth of their financial status and create a false prosperity situation and make the public believe on them in order to support their shares prices . The misconduct of code of ethics by the management level by Enron corporation has led to the another question – The ultimate responsibility of a corporation towards society ? The ultimate responsibility of a corporation is to gain profit or become a stable economic unit ?
The false accounting records were unethical because it means management was enriching themselves. They were getting earnings based on the false availability of funds. They also did this to keep their jobs. When a company is not performing financially well the top positions are the ones usually at risk of being retrenched, as a result of implying the company was financially stable they were protecting their jobs. False accounting also results in duping investors that trust the financial records of the company.
DAPTS CONSULTANTS ® REPORT ON BELL CANADA ENTERPRISE (BCE) COMPILED BY: PRABHLEENGREWAL TARANDEEP ANIKET GUPTA SOHAIL DEEPAK GABA SAMARVEER SINGH KAMRA PRATEEK SINGH Contents INTRODUCTION 3 COMPANY OVERVIEW 3 PRODUCTS AND SERVICES 4 HISTORY 6 REVENUE ACCORDING TO THE SECTORS 9 VISION AND MISSION STATEMENT 10 SWOT ANALYSIS 13 INTRODUCTION Bell Communications Enterprise is the largest communications company in Canada with a subscription of approximately 21 million users out of a population of 35.50 million approximately . Bell deals in all three types of businesses as it provides services to consumers (B2C), business (B2B) and the government (B2G). It is a company known to provide the best quality communication service
Social responsibility of business has been a debated topic for years. The ideas of different businessmen have had effects on the direction of business in this period. This essay analyses two texts, which have Milton Friedman’s arguments about social responsibility of business and John Friedman’s ideas about Milton Friedman’s, by comparison and contrast method and includes this writer’s evaluation. Milton Friedman’s text is about the effects of the name of social responsibility on a private property system including executives, stockholders, employees and customers. He gives us some assumptions and examples of their potential results and impacts on corporations to express his ideas clearly.
From Milton Friedman’s view, maximizing profit is the only focus of any business corporation, so long as it does not violate the state’s laws and the fundamental rules of society. Most firms are disposed to agree the above statement, thinking that business as a whole should not perform social responsibility at a cost of shareholders ('Shareholder value or social responsibility?', 2007). However, the case of ‘Brent Spar’ revealed the failure of corporate social responsibilities, showed that complying with the legislative requirements is insufficient from the view of the
RECENT OPERATIONAL PERFORMANCE Gap Inc. Gap Inc. is a global specialty retailer offering clothing, accessories and personal care products for men, women, children and babies. The company has grown from a single store to a global fashion business with five brands — Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Athleta and Intermix. Gap was founded by Doris and Don Fisher in 1969. The Fisher family still owns about 40% of Gap Inc..