MGF1100: Managerial Communication
Current Issues in Managerial
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By law, corporations must disclose (reveal) financial information to the public, so the
public and its investors can make sound financial decisions for themselves. This
poses an advantage and disadvantage for corporations. If the company is doing
well financially, then they will be in greater demand for investors to take a risk in
their company. If the company is doing poor, financially, then they will lose out to
competitors and be in less demand for investors to take a risk.
Enron, an energy distributing company was in a partnership with Arthur Anderson,
an accounting firm. Arthur Anderson was responsible for auditing the financial
books of Enron. Which means to examine, inspect, and report proper financial
information to the public and Enron’s investors. Executives from both businesses
secretly knew that Enron was in financial disaster and changed the numbers around
in the financial books to show that the company was doing quite well. They
shredded documents to hide the fact that Enron was in financial trouble. Enron
executives later told their employees through emails that the company is growing
and in good financial status. Enron employees were encouraged to invest in the
company through their 401K, a retirement account. Several months later, Enron
filed for bankruptcy and their stock price fell from $65 a share to $0.60 a share.
Was this action ethical or illegal?
In Groups of 4
What is your opinion on the use of technology in businesses today? Discuss the
use of LinkedIN, Facebook, and Twitter etc by businesses today in their
recruitment and selection process.
Comment on the negative use of technology for example the phone-hacking
scandal of Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World, in which the paper’s reporters
invaded the voice mails—and the privacy—of hundreds, possibly thousands, of
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