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Found 25 cases in the category Ethics

  1. Students of public or personnel management will be challenged by this fast moving case study showing the sequential decisions made in a charged management situation. A recently appointed engineering commissioner in an urban building department is confronted with disconcerting allegations of unethical conduct by one of her supervisors. The supervisor responsible for commercial building inspections is alleged to have enlisted the aid of city employees, on "company time" for construction work on his own home, using city vehicles in the process.

  2. As candidate Greg Nickels visited different communities during his campaign for mayor of Seattle, news reports erupted over the death of Aaron Roberts, an African American male. According to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer:

    “During the traffic stop, police said, Roberts grabbed a [police] officer's arm, stepped on the gas and dragged him. The officer's partner scrambled to the passenger side of the car and fired a round that killed Roberts.”

    Community Organizing, Diversity, Ethics
  3. In March 2015, Newpoint High School, one of the high-performing charter schools in Escambia County, Florida, suddenly found itself at the heart of a real scandal when the School District announced publically that it appeared there was a possibility that school administrators had pressured teachers to falsify attendance records, delete overdue assignments, give answers to tests, and change grades in order to ensure that Newpoint seniors would advance to graduation. And the suggestion was that this was only the tip of the iceberg.

  4. This case describes a conflict between historic preservation and economic development in Malaysia in a multicultural environment where issues of race, religion and economic class complicate the preservation versus development debate. The case focuses on the battle over the preservation of Kampung Masjid Melayu Lebuch Acheh (Acheen Street Malay Mosque Village) in the inner city of George Town, the second largest city in Malaysia.

  5. In early December 1991, renowned scientist and Nobel laureate David Baltimore considered his status at Rockefeller University. President of the elite university since only mid-1990, his tenure had been marked by controversy over a 5-year old publication in the journal Cell. Baltimore was one of six co-authors on the article, alongside the more junior scientist Thereza Imanishi-Kari, who was facing accusations of falsifying data and manipulating findings.

    Health and Health Care
    Ethics
  6. In this straightforward and timely case, students are tasked with navigating the intricacies of public personnel hiring including the managerial, political, legal, and ethical challenges that are commonly faced by public managers. As the director of a city economic development division, the student must choose between a group of candidates that have applied for a new position that has opened up in the department. Each candidate’s qualifications are described with the inclusion of details from the candidates personal life that create a twist in what should be a simple hiring process.

  7. Events occurring in the City of Crestview, located in Florida’s Panhandle region, have revealed what appears to be a systemic problem among elected officials, Council members, and department leaders. In some cases the problem has extended far enough to foster criminal charges and court appearances. In this case the Crestview City Council members have used their email communications to discuss City business in direct violation of the Florida Sunshine Law.

    Ethics
  8. This ethics-related case focuses on documented corruption in a county sheriff’s department. While such corruption is, unfortunately, not unheard of, this occurrence was initiated and conducted for an extended period of time by the highly respected county sheriff himself. The sheriff, who had served for many years, had been quite successful in modernizing the department and building a reputation of integrity for himself and his department. That his sterling reputation led to his election as head of the State Sheriff’s Association, made his subsequent fall from grace even more damaging.

    Ethics
  9. This two-day simulation focuses on the negotiation of controversial and complex issues related to the 2,000-mile border that separates and joins the United States and Mexico as neighbors.

  10. The five mini-cases on ethics in managerial decision-making are intended to portray real life managerial dilemmas in a way that will help students develop frameworks for addressing those dilemmas.