Jianbao Questioning His Values? (B)

Henri-Claude de Bettignies (First Author), Charlotte Butler (Participant Author)

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Jianbao, a conscientious middle manager at a state-owned enterprise, learns the ugly truth about the behavior of a trusted senior colleague, Ren, whom he once considered his mentor. Now, Jianbao must walk a fine line and find a way to balance his loyalty to Ren against the risks to the company, while also safeguarding his own career. He chooses to write a letter describing Ren’s misappropriations to the parent company’s Disciplinary Inspection Committee. This scenario is presented in Case A. In Case B, the approach backfires. Should he have handled the matter differently? Did he do the right thing but in the wrong way?
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010

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China Europe International Business School


  • Business Ethics
  • Communication
  • Employee's Value
  • Sense of Responsibility
  • Social Responsibility

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  • Ethics & Social Responsibility

Case studies industry

  • Transportation and Warehousing


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