A Tale of Missing...Parts


Unlike other examples of unethical behavior, you might study, no one described in this case became ridiculously wealthy or wound up in prison in South America; no one was sued nor did a business fail. In fact, no one even lost their job. Yet ethical challenges occurred; the events portrayed herein have been disguised and fictionalized, but they largely occurred as described. That is to say, the events of this “tale” are not fiction but rather historical fact surrounding the financial forecasts of More Than Parts, Inc. (MTP) a manufacturer of machinery.

This case was prepared for inclusion in SAGE Business Cases primarily as a basis for classroom discussion or self-study, and is not meant to illustrate either effective or ineffective management styles. Nothing herein shall be deemed to be an endorsement of any kind. This case is for scholarly, educational, or personal use only within your university, and cannot be forwarded outside the university or used for other commercial purposes.

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