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The Second Edition of Case Studies in Organizational Communication: Ethical Perspectives and Practices, by Dr. Steve May, integrates ethical theory and practice to help strengthen readers’ awareness, judgment, and action in organizations by exploring ethical dilemmas in a diverse range of well-known business cases.

The Aftermath of Scandal: Picking Up the Pieces of a Shattered Identity
The aftermath of scandal: Picking up the pieces of a shattered identity
Elizabeth A.Williams

This case examines the tensions that employees felt as they coped with the demise of their organization as a result of misconduct. In the midst of the scandal, employees had to decide whether to remain loyal to the organization, frame the scandal in a positive light, or accept the truth that the organization had acted unethically. In addition, employees who accepted that the organization engaged in unethical and illegal behavior had to consider whether a few individuals or the collective, as a whole, were responsible.

I identified my personal worth as being a partner in Arthur Andersen.

—Vincent1 (30 years at Arthur Andersen)

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