Boeing's Unethical Practices





Case Details Case Introduction 1 Case Introduction 2 Case Excerpts

Abstract

Boeing's Board had independent directors in the majority. The company was also well-known for the values and ethical code of conduct it had laid down.However, the company came under criticism on several occasions for its alleged unethical practices. The case focuses on these ethical lapses that are alleged to have occurred in Boeing.

The case gives detailed information about the various lapses at Boeing - an accounting scandal, the Lockheed Martin controversy and the tanker lease deal controversy.

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The case is structured to achieve the following teaching objectives:

  • Impact of ethical lapses on the company's image and its standing in the market
  • How elaborate ethical procedures do not always guarantee ethical behavior in an organization

Contents
Troubles at Boeing
Background Note
Accounting Lapses
Lockheed Controversy
Tanker Lease Deal Controversy
What's Done Cannot be Undone
Exhibits

Keywords

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