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Assignment # 1 ? Enron Corporation (former NYSE ticker symbol ENE);Using computers, the Internet, and other resources, research the activities of the Enron Corporation (Enron), its officers, and its agents (auditors and sellers of securities). Using all the material presented thus far in the course, analyze the activities you researched.;You are to write a 3-4 page report that answers the following;1. Describe how Enron could have been structured differently to avoid such activities.;2. Discuss whether Enron?s officers acted within the scope of their authority.;3. Describe the corporate culture at Enron.;4. Discuss two alleged irregularities in the actions between sellers of securities and Enron.;5. Discuss whether or not Enron was liable for the actions of its agents and employees.;The format of the report is to be as follows;o Typed, double spaced, Times New Roman font (size 12), one inch margins on all sides, APA format.;o Type the question followed by your answer to the question.;o In addition to the 3-4 pages required, a title page is to be included. The title page is to contain the title of the assignment, your name, the instructor?s name, the course title, and the date.;o YOU MUST PUT AT THE END OF YOUR PAPER: the affirmation that you have not engaged in plagiarism, which is on the last page of this syllabus.;NOTE: You will be graded on the quality of your answers, the logic/organization of the report, your language skills, and your writing skills.;The assignment will be graded using the following rubric;Outcomes Assessed ? Describe the legal environment of business, the sources of American law, and the basis of authority for government to regulate business.;? Differentiate between civil law and criminal law and describe the various classifications of crimes.;? Use technology and information resources to research issues in business law.;Grading Rubric for Assignment # 1 - Enron Corporation;Criteria 0;Unacceptable 20;Developing 30;Competent 40;Exemplary;1. Describe how Enron could have been structured differently to avoid such activities. Did not complete the assignment or did not describe sufficiently how Enron could have been structured differently to avoid such activities, included irrelevant information. Described partially how Enron could have been structured differently to avoid such activities with 60 ? 79% accuracy, insight, and thoroughness. Described sufficiently how Enron could have been structured differently to avoid such activities with 80 ? 89% accuracy, insight, and thoroughness. Described fully how Enron could have been structured differently to avoid such activities with 90 ? 100% accuracy, insight, and thoroughness.;2. Discuss whether Enron?s officers acted within the scope of their authority. Did not complete the assignment or did not discuss sufficiently whether Enron?s officers acted within the scope of their authority, included irrelevant information. Discussed partially whether Enron?s officers acted within the scope of their authority with 60 ? 79% accuracy, insight, and thoroughness. Discussed sufficiently whether Enron?s officers acted within the scope of their authority with 80 ? 89% accuracy, insight, and thoroughness. Discussed fully whether Enron?s officers acted within the scope of their authority with 90 ? 100% accuracy, insight, and thoroughness.;3. Describe the corporate culture at Enron. Did not complete the assignment or did not describe sufficiently the corporate culture at Enron, included irrelevant information. Described partially the corporate culture at Enron with 60 ? 79% accuracy, insight, and thoroughness. Described sufficiently the corporate culture at Enron with 80 ? 89% accuracy, insight, and thoroughness. Described fully the corporate culture at Enron with 90 ? 100% accuracy, insight, and thoroughness.;4. Discuss two alleged irregularities in the actions between sellers of securities and Enron. Did not complete the assignment or did not discuss sufficiently alleged irregularities in the actions between sellers of securities and Enron, included irrelevant information. Discussed partially 1 of the 2 alleged irregularities in the actions between sellers of securities and Enron with 60 ? 79% accuracy, insight, and thoroughness. Discussed sufficiently 2 alleged irregularities in the actions between sellers of securities and Enron with 80 ? 89% accuracy, insight, and thoroughness. Discussed fully 2 alleged irregularities in the actions between sellers of securities and Enron with 90 ? 100% accuracy, insight, and thoroughness.;5. Discuss whether or not Enron was liable for the actions of its agents and employees. Did not complete the assignment or did not discuss sufficiently whether or not Enron was liable for the actions of its agents and employees, included irrelevant information. Discussed partially whether or not Enron was liable for the actions of its agents and employees with 60 ? 79% accuracy, insight, and thoroughness. Discussed sufficiently whether or not Enron was liable for the actions of its agents and employees with 80 ? 89% accuracy, insight, and thoroughness. Discussed fully whether or not Enron was liable for the actions of its agents and employees with 90 ? 100% accuracy, insight, and thoroughness.;6. Clarity;Did not complete the assignment or explanations are unclear and not organized.;(Major issues) Explanations generally unclear and not well organized.;(Many issues) Explanations generally clear and/or organized. (Minor issues) Explanations very clear and well organized.;(Added helpful details.);7. Writing ? Grammar, sentence structure, paragraph structure, spelling, punctuation, APA usage. Did not complete the assignment or had 8 or more different errors in grammar, sentence structure, paragraph structure, spelling, punctuation, or APA usage. (Major issues) Had 6 - 7 different errors in grammar, sentence structure, paragraph structure, spelling, punctuation, or APA usage. (Many issues) Had 4 - 5 different errors in grammar, sentence structure, paragraph structure, spelling, punctuation, or APA usage. (Minor issues) Had 0 - 3 different errors in grammar, sentence structure, paragraph structure, spelling, punctuation, or APA usage.;Attachment Preview;Enron_Assignment.docx;Assignment # 1 Enron Corporation (former NYSE ticker symbol;ENE);Using computers, the Internet, and other resources, research the;activities of the Enron Corporation (Enron), its officers, and its;agents (auditors and sellers of securities). Using all the material;presented thus far in the course, analyze the activities you;researched.;You are to write a 3-4 page report that answers the following;1.;Describe how Enron could have been structured;differently to avoid such activities.;2.;Discuss whether Enrons officers acted within the scope;of their authority.;3.;Describe the corporate culture at Enron.;4.;Discuss two alleged irregularities in the actions between;sellers of securities and Enron.;5.;Discuss whether or not Enron was liable for the actions of;its agents and employees.;The format of the report is to be as follows;o Typed, double spaced, Times New Roman font (size 12);one inch margins on all sides, APA format.;o Type the question followed by your answer to the;question.;o In addition to the 3-4 pages required, a title page is to be;included. The title page is to contain the title of the;assignment, your name, the instructors name, the course;title, and the date.;o YOU MUST PUT AT THE END OF YOUR PAPER: the;affirmation that you have not engaged in plagiarism, which;is on the last page of this syllabus.;NOTE: You will be graded on the quality of your answers, the;logic/organization of the report, your language skills, and your;writing skills.;The assignment will be graded using the following rubric;Outcomes Assessed;Describe the legal environment of business, the sources of American law, and the basis of;authority for government to regulate business.;Differentiate between civil law and criminal law and describe the various classifications;of crimes.;Use technology and information resources to research issues in business law.;Grading Rubric for Assignment # 1 - Enron Corporation;Criteria;0;20;30;40;Unacceptable;Developing;Competent;Exemplary;1. 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Clarity;Did not complete the;Explanations generally Explanations generally Explanations very clear;assignment or;unclear and not well;clear and/or organized. and well organized.;explanations are unclear organized.;(Minor issues);(Added helpful;and not organized.;(Many issues);details.);(Major issues);7. Writing;Did not complete the;Had 6 - 7 different;Had 4 - 5 different;Had 0 - 3 different;Grammar;assignment or had 8 or errors in grammar;errors in grammar;errors in grammar;sentence;structure;paragraph;structure;spelling;punctuation;APA usage.;more different errors in;grammar, sentence;structure, paragraph;structure, spelling;punctuation, or APA;usage. (Major issues);sentence structure;sentence structure;paragraph structure;paragraph structure;spelling, punctuation, or spelling, punctuation;APA usage. (Many;or APA usage. (Minor;issues);issues);sentence structure;paragraph structure;spelling, punctuation;or APA usage.

 

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