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Reference no. NAC1815
Authors: Jan Zahrly
Published by: NACRA - North American Case Research Association
Published in: "The Case Research Journal", 1998

Abstract

Laura Smith was a member of the board of directors and past officer of the Community AIDS Network, Inc (CAN). She was considering leaving the board after one three-year term because the executive director was mismanaging and no other board member was confronting the issue. Laura was concerned about mismanagement of funds and human resources. There were many allegations of wrongdoing but Laura did not have proof of wrongdoing. Laura was concerned about her reputation as well as the future of the agency. Laura took her concerns to several officers; no one wanted to deal with the mismanagement. The case gives information about Laura''s three years on the board; the case stops at the point where Laura is thinking about leaving the board. Students can determine what Laura should do as well as what they would do in a similar situation.

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Abstract

Laura Smith was a member of the board of directors and past officer of the Community AIDS Network, Inc (CAN). She was considering leaving the board after one three-year term because the executive director was mismanaging and no other board member was confronting the issue. Laura was concerned about mismanagement of funds and human resources. There were many allegations of wrongdoing but Laura did not have proof of wrongdoing. Laura was concerned about her reputation as well as the future of the agency. Laura took her concerns to several officers; no one wanted to deal with the mismanagement. The case gives information about Laura''s three years on the board; the case stops at the point where Laura is thinking about leaving the board. Students can determine what Laura should do as well as what they would do in a similar situation.

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