The Enron Board: The Perils of Groupthink

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Marleen O'Connor

Stetson University - College of Law

Date Written: 2003


This case study of the Enron directors' role in the scandal aims to serve as a story that allows students to see how honest, smart individuals can succumb to cognitive biases prevailing in corporate cultures. More importantly, perhaps students and lawyers will use this case study as a parable to tell themselves and their clients to avoid these behavioral defects in the first place.

Keywords: Enron, directors, groupthink, board of directors

JEL Classification: K10, K22, K31

Suggested Citation

O'Connor, Marleen arleen, The Enron Board: The Perils of Groupthink (2003). University of Cincinnati Law Review, Vol. 71, 2003, Available at SSRN:

Marleen arleen O'Connor (Contact Author)

Stetson University - College of Law

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