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Week 2 - Assignment: Write a Case Study of a Corporate Disaster

For this task, you will write a case study in which you review a corporate financial disaster where participants fell prey to groupthink, collective blindness, and/or overconfidence.

Begin by selecting a corporation that has experienced financial disaster such as American International Group, Inc. (AIG), Lehman Brothers, World Com. MG Rover Group, Bear Stearns, Northern Rock, Washington Mutual, Royal Bank of Scotland Group, or another corporation of your choice.

Include examples of the ignored warning signals, avoided or reinterpreted evidence, and shunned dissenters. Briefly outline and explain each of the significant events which led to the spread of distorted beliefs throughout the organization, and the aftermath impact on financial markets.

Support your paper with at least five scholarly resources published in peer-reviewed journals during the past 7 years. In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources may be included.

Length: 5-7 pages.

Your paper should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course by providing new thoughts and insights relating directly to the topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards. Be sure to adhere to Northcentral’s Academic Integrity Policy.

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