Case | HBS Case Collection | June 1981 (Revised February 1983)

West Point: The Cheating Incident (A)

by Leonard A. Schlesinger

Abstract

Presents a review of published data on the 1976 cheating scandal at West Point. Written from the perspective of the Academy Superintendent, it raises issues of ethics, organizational change and action planning in the face of conflicting stakeholder interests.

Keywords: Organizational Change and Adaptation; Higher Education; Ethics; Government Administration; Conflict and Resolution; Planning; Public Administration Industry; Education Industry;

Citation:

Schlesinger, Leonard A. "West Point: The Cheating Incident (A)." Harvard Business School Case 481-117, June 1981. (Revised February 1983.)