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Individual Assignment: Case Study Analysis

Case Study Tyco International: A Case of Corporate Malfeasance Prepare a paper analyzing strategic implementation at Tyco that includes the following:

-Describe how the lack of corporate governance at Tyco contributed to its downfall.
-Explain how Dennis Kozlowski used organizational structure and controls to implement his strategic plan.
-Analyze the role of Tyco leadership in strategic implementation.
-Evaluate the role of strategic entrepreneurship in creating firm value at Tyco.
-Reference your readings and at least two other sources, including the Internet, or other properly cited sources.

Format your paper according to APA standards.

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Individual Assignment: Case Study Analysis

Case Study Tyco International: A Case of Corporate Malfeasance Prepare a 700- to 1,000-word paper analyzing strategic implementation at Tyco that includes the following:

-Describe how the lack of corporate governance at Tyco contributed to its downfall.

Lack of corporate governance at Tyco led to its downfall. The top executives, Kozlowski and Swartz were accused of giving themselves $150 million in illegal bonuses and forgiving loans to themselves. The two were accused of jacking up the company stock prices. The executives were accused of perjury, fraud, it is alleged that the executives pilfered around $600 million from the company. Corporate governance fell dramatically when both the executives faced 23 violations of federal securities laws. Tyco and former executives were charged with the violation of the New Jersey Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act.

There was no particular person who was given charge of corporate governance. There was no committee that looked into corporate governance principles, nor was there a good policy in place that would lead to control over cash disbursements. There were no direct instructions to employees to avoid unethical practices nor was there any system for reporting ethics violations. No ethics training was provided to executives or employees. Instructions to executives requiring them to comply with accounting standards or protection of investor rights were missing. Further, in Tyco there was no statement that clarified the role and responsibility of Directors. The internal auditors did not report to the ...

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