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KingJewels: Ethical Leadership in Practice                                                                                                                                                                                      
Product Ref: 06/307C Company: KingJewels

Product Type: Case Industry: Consumer Goods
Retail & Wholesale

Related Product(s): Teaching Note
Authors: Amy Lau   Raymond Wong   Macy Wong
KingJewels, one of the leading jewelry manufacturing and trading companies in Hong Kong, was having another profitable year. With its Operations Director essentially running the company in Hong Kong while the owner and CEO focused his energies on expanding the business into international markets, an opportunity had arisen for foul play. Accounting records had been manipulated and some senior staff found to have forged shipping documents and accepted bribes from suppliers in exchange for awarding of contracts. To complicate matters further, the professional and personal relationships between some key players in the company were blurred, making it even more difficult for the eventual whistle-blower to decide her course of action. This case illustrates the importance of corporate governance and internal control, even for SMEs, and especially when senior management members of the company concerned had ties that extend beyond professional relationships.
Functional Area : Accounting & Control
Social Enterprises & Ethics

Issues: Accounting, ethics, bribery, kickback, whistle-blower, corporate governance, internal control, forged documents, corruption, fraud, Luxury Goods, Precious Metals and Minerals, Specialty Stores, ICAC
Length: Text: 9 pages
Exhibits: 5 pages
Country: Hong Kong SAR

Pub. Year: 2006 Level of Difficulty: 2
This product type is available in the following language(s):      English   Simplified Chinese
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