Kelley Wolff

Date of Award


Document Type

Honors Thesis


School of Business

First Advisor

Ann Gibson


The Enron scandal received considerable attention over the past 10 years (2001-2011), and the fallout from Enron, WorldCom, and Adelphia were severe. Both auditors and accountants lost the trust of the government and the public. This caused the government to intervene by enacting the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and creating the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board to oversee the audits of public companies. This study will examine how the differences in perspectives amongst gender, as well as public and GCAS auditors, factors into personal opinions by admistering a research survey and studying literature surrounding the Enron scandal.

Subject Area

Corporations--Accounting, Corporations--Auditing--United States., Enron Corp.--Corrupt practices

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