The Hp Pretecting Predicament

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Deanna Earle MGMT 1125 George Erwin September 6, 2012 Case Study 5: The HP Pretexting Predicament 1. What are the ethical issues in this case? In this case their wee a ethical issues that had to do with the corporation and the individuals involves with it. Board member were untrusting and also used work phones and emails to leak information to the public. George Keyworth was not a ethical person because he leaked confidential information and also let a investigation be opened, instead of being honest. CEO Dunn showed an ethical attitude and was forced to resign by board members, which describes the other board members to be unethical also. 2. Who are the stakeholders impacted by this situation? How would you rank their claims? Everyone related to this company is affected by this situation. Investigators and employees didn’t want to get involves because they didn’t want to investigate their own bosses or be involve in conflicts of interest. I think their claims were reasonable but don’t think action should be taken upon them. But to prevent this issue there should be a policy or clause addressing this issue with its consequences so it doesn’t happen again. 3. Was the investigation into the recurring news leaks ethical? Why or Why not? What action would you recommend that a company in a similar situation take? I don’t think this was ethical. I don’t think information discussed in a board should be discussed or brought to the media unless they are doing something illegal. Without honesty and trust these board members will also have these issues. I think policies and consequences should handle situations like this. Someone should not be able to show dishonesty, lack of respect or unethical decisions and still be a part of that

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