Grandma Got Run Over by a Freeway!


George is in charge of a project to resolve the issue of significant traffic delays in a freeway in Houston, TX. The proposed resolution is to add a lane to each side of the freeway to provide more capacity. George needs to review the needs of numerous stakeholders with competing interests and recommend a resolution to his supervisor. This early case for business ethics courses offers an example of the challenges managers face in the public sector while providing an opportunity for students to practice stakeholder analysis.

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