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Selected Case

published: 25 Jun 2018

  • Topic: Responsibility
  • Region: Global

Abstract:
A single mother working in investment banking puts in fewer hours than her colleagues. When she is up for promotion, her boss says she is putting in the hours. He believes she will be fired unless he lies.

Pedagogical Objectives:
Illustrate a management dilemma: Is dishonesty warranted in the workplace? Is it ever “ethical” to be “unethical”? Would a good leader lie on behalf of an employee?

Keywords:
Lie, Work-Life Balance, Dishonest, Investment Banking, Ethics, Deontology, Single Mother


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