Enron documentary, Wall Street Scammers

After viewing the Enron documentary, Wall Street Scammers, write a 3-5 page paper relating excerpts of the film to an ethics theory, concept or perspective as presented in the course materials.  Some examples of ethics theories or concepts include: Kouzes and Posner’s (2017) ideas on the five practices of leadership; Thornton’s (2007) ideas on ethical leadership; Goleman’s (1998) ideas on what makes a leader; Brown’s (2011) ideas on vulnerability; and Covey’s (2009) ideas on trust.

Discuss the following, making connections to the film and your selected ethics theory or concept:

  • Who were the stakeholders for each major ethical choice made in the film? [A stakeholder is a person, animal or other entity who is affected, directly or indirectly, by a decision made by another person.]
  • There were many people whose ethical choices contributed to the outcome shown in the film.  Identify the major characters and describe how they complied with or violated ethical principles.  How would the outcome have changed had they acted differently?
  • Analyze the actions of any major character in the movie using your selected ethics theory or concept.