The backdating and repricing of stock options became a huge public issue last decade,

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The backdating and repricing of stock options became a huge public issue last decade, almost immediately after the WorldCom and Enron scandals rocked the business world, which resulted in the passage of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. The timing of this backdating and repricing of stock options occurred in the years that followed the Internet stock market bust in 2000 and 2001, followed closely by the events of September 11, 2001.

In responding to the questions related to this case, be sure to provide references for all sources you used. Your answers to this case study should be 5 pages in total, including cover and reference pages. The body of the paper, which must be at least 3 pages in length, should be double-spaced. Make a copy of each question below and place the questions into the body of your paper in bold-type, so that we can both see that you have addressed each one of the questions in your submission.

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Explain in detail what is meant by the backdating and repricing of stock options. Be specific.

Conduct research regarding a SEC investigation of Apple backdating its stock options and the deposition of Steve Jobs. Summarize in your own words the results of that disposition. Did anyone at Apple get into trouble with the SEC in regards to the backdating of the stock options? If so, who and why?

Comment on the ethics of backdating stock options. Summarize the best and most authoritative literature you can find on this subject. Do you believe that either the backdating or the repricing, or the combination of backdating and repricing at the same time, constitutes an act of fraud? Why or why not? Be specific. This is the most important question in the homework assignment for this week, so make sure your research and answers are well grounded, explained, and written. Cite sources.

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The

backdating and repricing of stock options became a huge public issue last decade, almost

immediately after the WorldCom and Enron scandals rocked the business world, which resulted

in the passage of the Sarbanes

Oxley Act of 2002. The timing of this back

dating and repricing of

stock options occurred in the years that followed the Internet stock market bust in 2000 and 2001,

followed closely by the events of September 11, 2001.

In responding to the questions related to this case, be sure to provide refere

nces for all sources you

used. Your answers to this case study should be 5 pages in total, including cover and reference

pages. The body of the paper, which must be at least 3 pages in length, should be double

spaced.

Make a copy of each question below

and place the questions into the body of your paper in bold

type, so that we can both see that you have addressed each one of the questions in your submission.

Questions/Requirements

Explain in detail what is meant by the backdating and repricing of stoc

k options. Be specific.

Conduct research regarding a SEC investigation of Apple backdating its stock options and the

deposition of Steve Jobs. Summarize in your own words the results of that disposition. Did anyone

at Apple get into trouble with the SE

C in regards to the backdating of the stock options? If so,

who and why?

Comment on the ethics of backdating stock options. Summarize the best and most authoritative

literature you can find on this subject. Do you believe that either the backdating or

the repricing,

or the combination of backdating and repricing at the same time, constitutes an act of fraud? Why

or why not? Be specific. This is the most important question in the homework assignment for this

week, so make sure your research and answer

s are well grounded, explained, and written. Cite

sources.

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The backdating and repricing of stock options became a huge public issue last decade, almost

immediately after the WorldCom and Enron scandals rocked the business world, which resulted

in the passage of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. The timing of this backdating and repricing of

stock options occurred in the years that followed the Internet stock market bust in 2000 and 2001,

followed closely by the events of September 11, 2001.

In responding to the questions related to this case, be sure to provide references for all sources you

used. Your answers to this case study should be 5 pages in total, including cover and reference

pages. The body of the paper, which must be at least 3 pages in length, should be double-spaced.

Make a copy of each question below and place the questions into the body of your paper in bold-

type, so that we can both see that you have addressed each one of the questions in your submission.

Questions/Requirements

Explain in detail what is meant by the backdating and repricing of stock options. Be specific.

Conduct research regarding a SEC investigation of Apple backdating its stock options and the

deposition of Steve Jobs. Summarize in your own words the results of that disposition. Did anyone

at Apple get into trouble with the SEC in regards to the backdating of the stock options? If so,

who and why?

Comment on the ethics of backdating stock options. Summarize the best and most authoritative

literature you can find on this subject. Do you believe that either the backdating or the repricing,

or the combination of backdating and repricing at the same time, constitutes an act of fraud? Why

or why not? Be specific. This is the most important question in the homework assignment for this

week, so make sure your research and answers are well grounded, explained, and written. Cite

sources.

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