Boeing's Ethical Lapses Term Paper by Nicky

Boeing's Ethical Lapses
Analyzes two major ethical lapses by Boeing in pursuing Air Force contracts.
# 147609 | 3,365 words | 12 sources | APA | 2011 | US
Published on May 17, 2011 in Business (Companies) , Business (Management) , Ethics (General)

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This paper explains that Boeing's ethical lapses involve in the first case backroom dealings by the Air Force purchasing czar with Boeing CFO Mark Sears and in the other case industrial espionage. Next, the author analyzes the company, the situation, the executives, the board of directors and the manner of corporate governance. The paper concludes that, after its investigation, the company established that these ethical lapses were not systemic within Boeing but rather individual lapses in judgment.

Table of Contents:
Executive Summary
Company Background
Situation Analysis
Executive and Board Review
Corporate Governance Analysis

From the Paper:

"Under McNerney Boeing created a new office of internal governance. The objective of this office is to create data-mining techniques that can correlate information gathered from a number of different sources. This would allow information from different departments to be put together, revealing potential ethical lapses. McNerney also recognized that the culture is driven from the top, thereby taking personal responsibility, something that his predecessors did not do.
"As most of the directors had their terms due within a couple of years of 2002, Boeing was able to turn over its board significantly."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • MSN Moneycentral: Boeing. (2009). Retrieved April 6, 2009 from
  • Boeing Form 10-K (December 2008).
  • Boeing 2002 Annual Report. Retrieved April 6, 2009 from
  • Boeing 2006 Annual Report. Retrieved April 6, 2009 from
  • Boeing website: History. Retrieved April 6, 2009 from

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