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Abstract

The general manager of a South American subsidiary has to decide whether to recommend a project which involves the killing and processing of penguins for their skins and meat. The company is part of a large multinational corporation which has been exposed to some bad environmental publicity. Although the project is potentially highly profitable, it raises a number of ethical, political, economic and environmental issues, and poses a personal dilemma for the manager of the Chilean subsidiary. The teaching note poses a number of alternative strategies for using the case study and suggests a range of learning objectives related to courses in Business Ethics, Strategy, General Management and possibly International Business and Marketing. The teaching note also shows how the case study could be used to explore environmental, communication and decision making issues. Although written for MBA students the case may also be suitable for courses at undergraduate and secondary level.
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Global multinational corporation subsidiary
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Abstract

The general manager of a South American subsidiary has to decide whether to recommend a project which involves the killing and processing of penguins for their skins and meat. The company is part of a large multinational corporation which has been exposed to some bad environmental publicity. Although the project is potentially highly profitable, it raises a number of ethical, political, economic and environmental issues, and poses a personal dilemma for the manager of the Chilean subsidiary. The teaching note poses a number of alternative strategies for using the case study and suggests a range of learning objectives related to courses in Business Ethics, Strategy, General Management and possibly International Business and Marketing. The teaching note also shows how the case study could be used to explore environmental, communication and decision making issues. Although written for MBA students the case may also be suitable for courses at undergraduate and secondary level.

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Location:
Size:
Global multinational corporation subsidiary
Other setting(s):
Unspecified

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