Martin Marietta: Managing Corporate Ethics (B)
The president of one of Martin Marietta's four main operating companies has learned of procurement irregularities in the company he manages. The problems involve U.S. government contracts the company is working on. After getting legal advice from the company's general counsel, the president must decide whether to disclose the irregularities to the U.S. government. Permits students to consider how managers should react if they learn about potential wrong-doing in their companies. Asks students to consider whether a policy of openness and disclosure should be generally favored and how such a policy should be applied.