Case | HBS Case Collection | January 2011 (Revised August 2013)

An Intern's Dilemma

by Sandra J. Sucher and Matthew Preble

Abstract

An HBS student is asked to misrepresent himself during the course of his summer internship by his employer in order to obtain data from industry competitors.

Keywords: ethics; Leadership & Corporate Accountability; power and influence; Conflict, Organizational culture; Leadership; Conflict Management; Competition; Ethics; Knowledge Acquisition; Organizational Culture; Employees; Power and Influence;

Citation:

Sucher, Sandra J., and Matthew Preble. "An Intern's Dilemma." Harvard Business School Case 611-041, January 2011. (Revised August 2013.)