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Selected Case

published: 25 Jun 2018

  • Topic: Responsibility
  • Region: Africa

An employee of an American company with a zero-tolerance bribery policy bribes a border official in Nigeria. He does so because he fears for his own safety. Later, he tells his boss about the incident, and the boss instructs him to report the incident to the company. The employee fears that if he does so, his job will be terminated.

Pedagogical Objectives:
Illustrate an ethical dilemma that can arise in management. Is it unethical not to report ethical violations? Is reporting any ethical violation good leadership?

Ethics, Leadership, Bribery, Management, Africa