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Unethical Behavior of Distributors

1. Heineman, Jr., B.W. (2007) Avoiding Integrity Landmines
Harvard Business Review; Apr2007, Vol. 85 Issue 4, p100-108, 9p, 3 Illustrations

Article Brief "The author presents his personal experiences serving at General Electric Company as chief legal officer for nearly 20 years in a discussion of corporate ethics. Examples include a GE manager in an emerging nation who was fired for failing to conduct required diligence on dubious third-party distributors. Also cited are two executives who were fired from GE for permitting a culture of ethical indifference to exist in their respective business units, even though neither did anything personallyunethical. The author cites GE's response to the Enron, WorldCom, and Parmalat scandals, and the emergence of the "aiding and abetting" theory that was leading to huge liabilities. The author provides a set of tools that companies should adopt in order to create a climate of high ethical standards. INSET: The Business Case in Brief." (Heineman, 2007).

2. Arabia (2000) Emirates Gas Distributes Free Cylinders to Ajman
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Article brief: "WAM Dubai, Sep 17th, 2008 (WAM): Emirates Gas, a subsidiary of ENOC, has offered free cylinders to nearly 700 consumers in the emirate of Ajman. The offer has been extended to consumers who were shut out of supplies following a cylinder substitution move by another company.

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1. Heineman, Jr., B.W. (2007) Avoiding Integrity Landmines
Harvard Business Review; Apr2007, Vol. 85 Issue 4, p100-108, 9p, 3 Illustrations

Article Brief "The author presents his personal experiences serving at General Electric Company as chief legal officer for nearly 20 years in a discussion of corporate ethics. Examples include a GE manager in an emerging nation who was fired for failing to conduct required diligence on dubious third-party distributors. Also cited are two executives who were fired from GE for permitting a culture of ethical indifference to exist in their respective business units, even though neither did anything personallyunethical. The author cites GE's response to the Enron, WorldCom, and Parmalat scandals, and the ...

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1. Heineman, Jr., B.W. (2007) Avoiding Integrity Landmines
Harvard Business Review; Apr2007, Vol. 85 Issue 4, p100-108, 9p, 3 Illustrations

Article Brief "The author presents his personal experiences serving at General Electric Company as chief legal officer for nearly 20 years in a discussion of corporate ethics. Examples include a GE manager in an emerging nation who was fired for failing to conduct required diligence on dubious third-party distributors. Also cited are two executives who were fired from GE for permitting a culture of ethical indifference to exist in their respective business units, even though neither did anything personallyunethical. The author cites GE's response to the Enron, WorldCom, and Parmalat scandals, and the emergence of the "aiding and abetting" theory that was leading to huge liabilities. The author provides a set of tools that companies should adopt in order to create a climate of high ethical standards. INSET: The Business Case in Brief." (Heineman, 2007).

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