Case_of_willful_whistle_blower_group8

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Unformatted text preview: Section C, Group 8: Arvind V (09P130) Karna Rao P (09P148) Manan Nagori (09P151) Priyak P (09P156) Rohit Mehta (09P164) A whistleblower is a person who alleges misconduct Most whistleblowers are Internal whistleblowers , who report misconduct to a fellow employee or superior within their company. External whistleblowers , however, report misconduct to outside persons or entities like Media Whistle blowing is a strong means to deter corporate wrong doing When this right is abused, whistleblowers can be as unethical as the company that they are blowing the whistle on Views about whistleblowing vary widely from being seen as selfless martyrs for public interest and organizational accountability; to 'dobbers' or "snitches" , solely pursuing personal glory and fame Fairway Electric is among the most reputed companies in US market for building nuclear power plants Jim Bower, loyal employee of Fairway Electric, accidentally comes across an old Fairway report regarding a flaw in the design of the Radon II reactor While it didnt amount to a safety hazard, the flaw wouldve resulted in additional costs for customers Jim brings the issue to the notice of his boss Bob, who turns to the CEO Ken Deaver Ken tells Bob to suppress the issue Jim then takes matters into his own hand and anonymously reports the issue to the media This results in a public outcry and damages the reputation of the company Jims peers say they dont wish to work with him At the end there is a talk of transfer/firing Jim Jim is proud of the clean reputation his company enjoys Shocked by the fact that Fairway decided to keep the flaw under wraps for so long Feels morally obligated to make the issue public He realizes his responsibility towards the society He couldnt stand the idea of duping the customers for the organizations gain He did give a chance to the top management to come clean and was forced to take a drastic step He is highly disturbed by the way his honesty is rewarded...
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This note was uploaded on 03/03/2011 for the course MARKETING 101 taught by Professor Singh during the Spring '11 term at Management Development Institute.

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