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The Second Edition of Case Studies in Organizational Communication: Ethical Perspectives and Practices, by Dr. Steve May, integrates ethical theory and practice to help strengthen readers’ awareness, judgment, and action in organizations by exploring ethical dilemmas in a diverse range of well-known business cases.

Ethical Contradictions and E-Mail Communication at Enron Corporation
Ethical contradictions and e-mail communication at enron corporation

This case study examines the degree to which moral silence can negatively impact decision making in an organization, including its ultimate collapse. It addresses the difficulties of over identification with an organization that may limit employees from raising concerns and confronting coworkers’ behaviors. In addition, it also explores how the value of profit above all else created ethical dilemmas of truth versus loyalty and the individual versus the community.

Enron Corporation's epic failure in the waning months of 2001 has become a legendary representation of unethical corporate behavior. Numerous popular press and scholarly articles have been written about the company's failure in terms of its questionable accounting practices, pretentious corporate bragging, ...

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