Organisational Behaviour Essay

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Questions have recently been raised regarding how FIFA and its senior officials have been carrying out their ethical and corporate social responsibilities. Allegations of corruption erupted following the announcement, made in 2010 that the world cup was to take place in the blistering heat of Qatar. Since then the case has become one of the most publicised examples of organisational corruptions. The allegations accused senior FIFA officials of receiving bribes in excess of 3 million pounds from an ex FIFA official called Mohamed Bin Hammam to ensure Qatar were named 2022 world cup hosts (Price, 2014); if this is true it raises massive ethical questions regarding the morality of the organisation, as in accordance with, Bartlett (2003) the ethical theory is closely associated with “moral rights and duties of an Individual” both of which are factors that have been subject to criticism in the case of FIFAs supposed corruption. As a consequence FIFAs ethics committee appointed lawyer and chief investigator Michael Garcia to compile a report into the bids corruption, at first FIFA seemed to be cooperative, allowing him to probe high profile senior figures at FIFA such as Franz Beckenbauer (Rumsby, 2014). It seemed like a job well done when Michael Garcia submitted his 400+ page of findings to former FIFA ethics committee colleague Hans-Joachim Eckert to be reviewed, however this inquest as it turned out only put FIFA in even more turmoil. The summary of the inquest made by Hans-Joachim Eckert angered many stakeholders, firstly Michael Garcia himself who stepped down following Eckert’s synopsis of his report, calling it “incomplete and erroneous”, secondly the whistle blowers who claimed Eckert ‘tarnished’ and ‘misrepresented’ them, and finally very publicly Greg Dyke, chairman of the English FA who stated that the summary by Eckert was a ‘joke’ (The Economist, 22nd Nov.

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