Roger Berg--Management Ethics

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CASE 2: Roger Berg | BUS500M Management Principles and DynamicsProf. Reynaldo Lugtu (DBA Cand.) | Glenn CabacangRj ManalangWenzi Jeanne MartinezJoyce OngRyan Yuquico |

I. Synthesis
Roger Berg, the Vice President for Planning of the Lake Corporation, had to recommend a subcontractor for the environmental study project in connection with their planned large resort. The contract has been decided in principle to be awarded to Ceil Grant, one of their regular subcontractors. However, after a lunch conversation with Del, who represented a larger contractor firm, Roger changed his mind, now recommending Del’s company to take on the project instead. Faced with a situation of moral dilemma, he has to decide what would be the right thing to do.
This case provides a general overview of ethics management issues. Roger’s situational case where his management decision on the new project is on the verge of being influenced by conflicting interest is just one of many instances that usually occur in a corporate setting.

II. Point of View Roger Berg, Vice -President of Planning Division, Lake Corporation.

III. Statement of the Problem Which subcontractor should Roger Berg recommend to his bosses?

IV. Statement of Objectives
Short term: * To determine what actions should Roger do in order to resolve the ethical dilemma he is facing. * For the company to award the project to the deserving subcontractor. * To be able to look for a treatment to Roger’s wife without resorting to violations of management ethics.
Long term: * To develop and implement bidding process and accreditation policies in selecting contractors. * To protect the reputation of the company by abiding with the code of conduct and policies upholding corporate values.

V. Areas of Consideration * Roger Berg, a husband to an ailing wife, is the Vice President of Planning of the Lake Corporation. The decision to recommend a subcontractor for an environmental study

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