Moeed’s Externship Imbroglio: The Case of Identity Concealment

Moeed’s Externship Imbroglio: The Case of Identity Concealment

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Abstract

The case is focused on the dilemma faced by an enthusiastic, career oriented and ambitious MBA student who is troubled by the following complicated situation related to his past winter externship with the fertilizer company, Fatima Fertilizer: a) Instructed by his boss to conceal his organizational identity and pose as a university student in order to gather information, the protagonist is now thinking whether he did the right thing. b) The protagonist is also confused whether the benefits of the social responsibility of this particular project, and obligation to offer beneficial products to poor farmers to minimize their losses and play their part in the development of an agricultural country outweigh the negatives of identity concealment.

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