Managing U.S. News & World Report - The Enron Way

8 Pages Posted: 22 Apr 2013 Last revised: 26 Nov 2014

Nancy B. Rapoport

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

Date Written: April 22, 2013

Abstract

This essay suggests that lying about the numbers that schools report to US News is no better than the lying that Enron did about its various methods of "earnings management." It also suggests that administrators - being humans - can talk themselves into lying about the numbers for all sorts of (very bad) reasons.

Keywords: law school rankings, US News & World Report, Enron, ethics, higher education

JEL Classification: K1, K4, K42, K49, J2, L2

Suggested Citation

Rapoport, Nancy B., Managing U.S. News & World Report - The Enron Way (April 22, 2013). Gonzaga Law Review, Vol. 48, 2013; UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper Series. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2255194

Nancy B. Rapoport (Contact Author)

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