Case | HBS Case Collection | December 2004 (Revised October 2005)

Innovation Corrupted: The Rise and Fall of Enron (B)

by Malcolm S. Salter

Abstract

Presents a brief historical overview of Enron's rise, its strategic successes and failures, the evolution of its business model, and the organizational processes relied upon by Enron's management to drive and monitor the business. A rewritten version of an earlier case.

Keywords: Transition; Risk Management; Management Practices and Processes; Success; Business Model; Strategy; Business History; Governance Controls; Innovation and Management; Failure; Business Processes; Energy Industry; United States;

Citation:

Salter, Malcolm S. "Innovation Corrupted: The Rise and Fall of Enron (B)." Harvard Business School Case 905-049, December 2004. (Revised October 2005.)