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(Revised June 1993)
General Electric: Compliance Systems
After General Electric (GE) is indicted in 1985 for defrauding the Department of Defense, Chairman John F. Welch takes dramatic steps to prevent a recurrence. This case documents the new systems and procedures that are put in place to ensure that all GE employees are aware of the boundaries of acceptable behavior. Closes with a discussion of the benefits and costs of Welch's approach. A follow-up to General Electric: Valley Forge (A--H). Facts and Figures on Defense Procurement is intended to be used as supplementary reading in teaching this case.
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