Family Ties and Business Ethics

TitleFamily Ties and Business Ethics
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsFunke, RD, Boxall, SF, Funke, MB, Myers, GA, Potthast, A
Date Published09/22/2012
PublisherAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics
Keywordsbusiness , BUSINESS ethics
AbstractLucy worked for her father's ship-building business while growing up and earned enough money to get her education nautical engineering and the training she needed to get a great job. Lucy loves her current job and her supervisors always have treated her with respect and kindness. One day, she gets word that her own company has recieved a bit on a project from her father's business. The bid was the best by far and looked as thought it would help her company meet its quarterly goals in a tough economy. Lucy's company see her as a natural liaison between the two companies. However, Lucy meets up with her father, he asks her to repay all of the money he spent raising her by telling him confidential information about Lucy's company, which he wants to take over.
NotesCase from the 2012 Regional Ethics Bowl. Copyright, Association for Practical and Professional Ethics.
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