Mired in Corruption- Kellogg, Brown &
Root in Nigeria
Corruption is any act that lacks honesty or integrity and letting personal relationships influence economic decision making. Corruption is supposed to be a secret, but in this case it came out. The act of corruption mentioned in this case, made by Jeffrey Tesler, in fact is considered speed money, which means that he received payments to ensure receiving the standard treatment that a business ought to receive from a foreign government, but might not receive due to the obstruction of a foreign official. In my opinion, I think that at first KBR could have hire this lawyer without any intentions of being corrupt, although when Jeffrey started doing things with lack of integrity and honesty, the company should have fired him, but instead they saw a personal gain and decided to stay working with him. As every big corporation, I suppose KBR had a policy referring to any act of corruption, it is completely unethical to allow this kind of actions inside the company, if you don’t follow the rules and regulations then, how do you, as a corporation, expect to be taken seriously by the people? I believe that as soon as KBR found out about these bribes it should have retired from the project or otherwise they should have tried to find a solution to become legal in this aspect. As a consequence, KBR made a bad reputation for his company, I estimate that people think bad about their ethics, which personally I think it’s what the company is based in, without them we cannot trust a company and they will not obtained any gain. In conclusion, we have to be very careful of our actions, even if we think they are harmless or secret, they can always cause people damage and can replicate in the company. Studying this case, once more I have learned that ethics is the most important base in a company, in a family and individually, those are our principles and if we, even once, stop following this path of ethics, people can...
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