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Enron discourse: the rhetoric of a resilient capitalism

Craig, Russell; Amernic, Joel


This paper analyzes two examples of micro-discourse that have emerged in the Enron saga: first, the Letter to Shareholders in Enron's Year 2000 Annual Report; and second, the testimony provided by the CEO of Andersen, Joseph Berardino, to the U.S. Congress in December 2001. The intent is to inform the grander (or mega) discourse relating to Enron and to corporate collapse, US-style.The micro -perspective reveals a rhetoric that is integral to sustaining the ideology of capitalism and to...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Critical Perspectives on Accounting
DOI: 10.1016/


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