TITLE

Contradictory Expectations

AUTHOR(S)
Herkstroter, Cor
PUB. DATE
May 2000
SOURCE
Executive Excellence;May2000, Vol. 17 Issue 5, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Shares the multinational company Royal Dutch/Shell Group of Co.'s analysis of why they make mistakes in decision-making and in ethical dilemmas. Technological progress and undermining of traditional centers of power; Challenge of operating in different cultures; Increasing and contradictory expectations from different groups; Loss of trust; Including the public in decision-making; Media scrutiny of institutions.
ACCESSION #
3144128

 

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