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Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Skilling: How Enron's Public Image Morphed from the Most Innovative Company in the Fortune 500 to the Most Notorious Company Ever


Jeffrey D. Van Niel


Independent

Nancy B. Rapoport


University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law


ENRON: CORPORATE FIASCOS AND THEIR IMPLICATIONS, Foundation Press 2004

Abstract:     
In this article, we explore the hypothesis that Enron's financial releases were so complex and misleading that no one could have predicted its rapid downfall, and we find that, contrary to our hypothesis, a number of people were contradicting Enron's own rosy view of itself long before the middle of 2001. We then talk about the ways in which Enron became part of the public consciousness, far beyond what it had done merely as a business entity.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 18

Keywords: Enron, Corporate Law, Accounting, Media, Culture

JEL Classification: D73, G10, G14, G30, K22, K42, L2, L32, M14, M4

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Date posted: February 24, 2004  

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Van Niel, Jeffrey D. and Rapoport, Nancy B., Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Skilling: How Enron's Public Image Morphed from the Most Innovative Company in the Fortune 500 to the Most Notorious Company Ever. ENRON: CORPORATE FIASCOS AND THEIR IMPLICATIONS, Foundation Press 2004. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=505662

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Jeffrey D. Van Niel
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Nancy B. Rapoport (Contact Author)
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