Authors: Ram Subramanian; John M. Tichenor
Addresses: School of Business Administration, Stetson University, 421 N Woodland Blvd., Unit 8398, DeLand, FL 32723, USA ' School of Business Administration, Stetson University, 421 N Woodland Blvd., Unit 8398, DeLand, FL 32723, USA
Abstract: SMI Companies Global Inc., a Louisiana-based contract manufacturer for the oil and gas industry had a conflict with Whitney Bank regarding a line of credit. The line of credit was for a specific contract to supply acid storage tanks to Halliburton. Due to a series of delays on the part of Halliburton, the contract was started much later than originally envisaged. While the bank was aware of the delays, they were unwilling to extend the time for the repayment of the loan. Vaughn S. Lane, the founder and owner of the company, learned that the bank had, unilaterally and quite abruptly, turned the loan over to the bank's attorney for collection. He had to make a decision as to how to respond to the expected call from the attorney.
Keywords: corporate social responsibility; CSR; ethics.
International Journal of Teaching and Case Studies, 2019 Vol.10 No.4, pp.376 - 393
Received: 15 Apr 2019
Accepted: 18 Jul 2019
Published online: 25 Nov 2019 *