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    Business bribes and ethics: would you pay $1M ransom for a foreign manager?

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    Topic: Business bribes and ethics

    Case: The manager of one of your Latin American Subsidaries has been kidnapped by a communist group. You are informed that he will be release unharmed if you company pays $1 million in ransom to the group. You discover that the ransom payment would be illegal in the country. What would you do?

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    I will have no choice but to contact the police first, and let them handle this kidnapping case. I have read about some top rich people in my home country (HK) actually paid the ransom themselves and not contacting the police at all because they want to settle ...

    Solution Summary

    The solution puts forward an approach to try to secure the return of the manager. Particular comments are made about the illegality of the payment.