Case Study

Skanska CS (D): Sweet temptation

2 pages
July 2013
Reference: IMD-3-2369

This case is part of a series to demonstrate different ethical dilemmas that Skanska CS employees 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 a Skanska CS employee is offered more time to prepare documentation for a public tender than other competitors, although this doesn’t imply that Skanska CS would win the bid.

Learning Objective

To reflect on ethical dilemmas and enhance discussion around concepts like the rule of law but also psychological effects of “flexible” application of rules depending on individual judgment in the organisation.

Keywords
Corruption, Ethics, Construction
Settings
Eastern Europe
Skanska, Construction and Engineering
2000-2008
Type
Field Research
Copyright
© 2013
Available Languages
English
Related material
Teaching note, Video
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