Sarah Vickers: Post Acquisition Career Management
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Case (Gen Exp)
A large U.S. investment management corporation has recently acquired a prominent Canadian investment management company with the justification for the cost of the acquisition largely based on huge economies of scale from integrating parts of the operations of both companies. A senior vice-president of the Canadian company has been asked to recommend how this should be done. She concludes that it would be best to keep administrative functions under the Canadian company’s authority, but when she presents her report to the chief executive officer of the U.S. firm, he requests that she change her report to give these functions to the Canadian branch of the U.S. company. Should she bow to her superior’s wishes and change her recommendation? What are the ethics and career impact of changing a professional opinion under pressure from top management?
- To provide students with an opportunity to consider what they would do if pressured by senior management to change their professional recommendations on matters of importance to the firm.
Finance and Insurance
Canada, Large, 2013
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