Hp and Pretexting

Hp and Pretexting

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  • Date Submitted: 08/15/2011 12:14 AM
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Write a 5-7 page paper answering this question and upload it to coursenet by the end of this module, of course making your argument out in utilitarian and deontological terms.
Click Here for a definition of pretexting 
For a good explanation of the case, please read:
Suspicions and Spies in Silicon Valley; In a business saga, how Pattie Dunn's obsession with trying to root out the source of press reports ended with the covert tracking of directors' phone records.; [U.S. Edition Edition]
David A. Kaplan. Newsweek. New York: Sep 18, 2006. Vol.148, Iss. 10;  pg. 40
For more information please read Liar, Liar, and Pretexting Mark Rasch, 2006-09-19
Of course, please search Google and our library for more information; this is an MBA level course and I expect to see a good amount of outside references; be creative.

TUI University

John Kauzlaric

MGT 515

Module 2

Dr. Eric Baime


This paper will present a case arguing that Patricia Dunn should have been forced to resign from her position at Hewlett-Packard. I will explain the role that she directly played in the investigation and the scandal and how those acts made her directly responsible for the actions taken by the investigators she hired. I will use the deontological model to address how Dunn’s actions were unethical, even if one were to believe that she was not informed of the methods being used by the private investigators. I will also use the utilitarian model to show how HP was hurt more by the scandal that broke because of the unethical pretexting methods that were used than by the actual leaks themselves.

On September 22, 2006, Patricia Dunn resigned as the non-executive chairwoman of Hewlett-Packard after a scandal that revealed how Dunn initiated an investigation into leaks at the company that resorted...

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