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Skanska CS (C): Money for nothing

By Daina Mazutis and Anna Eckardt

This case is part of a series to demonstrate different ethical dilemma that employees of Skanska CS were facing after Dan Tok took over as CEO and was mandated to transform and align the practices of the Czech division to the corporate “no ethical breaches” culture. This particular case illustrates a situation where the Director of the Skanska Slovak subsidiary is asked to help resolve a dilemma that her subordinate is facing during a bidding process: the employee was personally offered a bribe by a public official to withdraw from bidding for a pipeline project worth €1.5 million. Learning objectives: To reflect on ethical dilemmas and enhance discussion about responsibility of leaders, individual implications and consequences of living up to the values set by the company as well as the price it costs to “fight the system”.

Learning Objective

To reflect on ethical dilemmas and enhance discussion about responsibility of leaders, individual implications and consequences of living up to the values set by the company as well as the price it costs to “fight the system”.

KeywordsConstruction, Corruption, Ethics, General Management, Leadership, Strategy
SettingsEastern Europe, Czech Republic, Slovakia
2000-2008
TypeField Research
Copyright©2013
LanguageEnglish
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