Case Study

Dealing with a conflict of interest on the board of Globalspan Energy Services

2 pages
December 2006
Reference: IMD-3-1737

The case study describes a fictional (but typical) conflict of interest at board level. The chairman of the board has to deal with a board member who wants – on top of his alary as a board member – to be compensated for consultancy work that will help the company to gain access to a future key market. The board member has also the power to significantly hinder market access if his request is declined.

Learning Objective

To illustrate how typical board conflicts emerge, how they can be prevented and solved.

Keywords
Corporate Governance, Board Work, Energy
Settings
Europe
Mid¬2000
Type
Generalized Experience
Copyright
© 2006
Available Languages
English
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