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Case
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Reference no. 710-032-1
Published by: China Europe International Business School and INSEAD
Originally published in: 2011
Revision date: 14-Jul-2011
Length: 3 pages
Data source: Generalised experience

Abstract

This is part of a case series. The abstract of the case is as follows: A conscientious middle manager at a state-owned enterprise, Jianbao, learns the ugly truth about the behavior of a trusted senior colleague, once considered as his mentor. Now, Jianbao must walk a fine line and find a way to balance his loyalty to Ren against the risks to the company while safeguarding his own career. He chooses to write a letter - describing Ren's misappropriations - to the parent company's Disciplinary Inspection Committee. (A) The approach backfires. Should he have handled the matter differently? Did he do the right thing but in the wrong way? (B)
Location:
Industry:
Size:
3,000 employees
Other setting(s):
2009

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Abstract

This is part of a case series. The abstract of the case is as follows: A conscientious middle manager at a state-owned enterprise, Jianbao, learns the ugly truth about the behavior of a trusted senior colleague, once considered as his mentor. Now, Jianbao must walk a fine line and find a way to balance his loyalty to Ren against the risks to the company while safeguarding his own career. He chooses to write a letter - describing Ren's misappropriations - to the parent company's Disciplinary Inspection Committee. (A) The approach backfires. Should he have handled the matter differently? Did he do the right thing but in the wrong way? (B)

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Location:
Industry:
Size:
3,000 employees
Other setting(s):
2009

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