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Published on March 16, 2014

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S Wilson Chemicals Ltd.

I.  Overview S  Introduction S  British manufacturer of chemicals: fertilizers S  Three reasons for its success: 1. Fertilizer as the primary product in an agricultural based economy 2. The company employed many natives in top positions 3. Appointed a native Ghanaian graduated from Oxford, Joseph Okono, as the president of Wilson Chemical (Ghana) Ltd. 

I.  Overview S  Dates S  1962: subsidiary based in Ghana S  1972: Mr Joseph Okono as subsidiary president in Ghana S  1981: Mr Flight Rawlings launched a successful coup d’états against Ghanaian government S  1984: the auditing revealed “ disquieting discrepancies “ in accounting practices

II.  Documents S  Dialogue: meeting at London head office S  Georges Teele, Vice-president, International division, Wilson Chemicals S  Gerald Howard, President, Wilson Chemicals S  Ian Thomas, Director, West African Division, Wilson Chemicals

II.  Documents S  Exhibit 1: cover letter from Sylvia Appleby from the auditing firm to Ian Thomas S  Exhibit 2: Letter from Mr. Okono to Mr. Howard S  Exhibit 4: brief summary of an article published in the Economist Intelligence Unit about the Rawlings government crackdown on public corporation

II.  Documents S  Exhibit 3: graph of the gross sales

III.  Existing situation S  Knows facts S  Mr. Okono admitted his error S  Elimination of the corruption in Ghana S  Consequences of this particularly bribe

III.  Existing situation S  Communication S  Weakness: the head office is not informed about the bribe S  Intercultural S  Strength: bribery is a widely used practice in Ghana S  Ethics S  Strength: native Ghanaians as employees S  Management S  Strength: Mr. Okono is a good element in Ghana

IV.  Statement of problems S  The new Ghanaian government is doing a real crackdown against corruption in the country S  The company cannot be certified as financially clean

V.  Options S  #1 To keep Mr. Okono and not to act: + - No need to hire someone else The company is outlaw

V.  Options S  #2 To fire Mr. Okono and not to inform the government: + - The company is protected The government cannot punish The company needs to hire someone else as good as him

V.  Options S  #3 To keep Mr. Okono and to refer to the government + - The company keeps a good element The company respects the law by denouncing its bribery The company will be punished The government will keep an eye on the company

V.  Options S  #4 To fire Mr. Okono and leave the country: + - No image problem No conflict with the government Loose of the market

V.  Options S  #5 To keep Mr. Okono and to pass a law making bribery legal: + - Continuation of the activities No need to hire someone else Problems with the government

VI.  Discussions S  Do you think these corrupt practices are essential in certain countries to facilitate business ? S  Do you think companies should not set an example by stopping such practices or otherwise do you think they should do business according to the customs of the country? S  How can we clean this kind of country where bribery is widespread?

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