Malawi Business Action Against Corruption

Author :

Oonagh Fitzgerald, James Ng'ombe

Pages :

18

Product Type :

Case

Reference # :

9B07M037

Teaching Note :

8B07M37

Institute:

Ivey Publishing

Setting:

Sub Saharan Africa Malawi

Year:

2006

Keywords:

Negotiation; Ethical Issues; Corporate Responsibility; Globalization; Political Environment; Procurement, Entrepreneurship, General Management/Strategy, International

Summary/Abstract:

The founding executive director of the African Institute for Corporate Citizenship (AICC), felt very tense as he typed the last revisions to the speech he would be giving to a Llongwe merchants' association later in the week. He really enjoyed proudly describing his initiative, "Business Action Against Corruption", and the Business Code of Conduct for Combating Corruption in Malawi, to potential new partners. However, the founding executive director was beginning to feel concerned about its slow pace of adoption. He was particularly worried about how to manage the delicate relationship with the government.