The Effect of a Charismatic Leader's Actions in a Public Community College
Journal of Forensic and Investigative Accounting
The purpose of this case is to introduce students to a real-life example of how organizations respond to activities of high level employees that appear to be inappropriate. At the same time the case engages the student since it sounds like the plotline for a TV sitcom – a college chancellor not only lived in a secret apartment in the university-owned building, but periodically hosted overnight guests. This case is unique in that rather than focusing on how the possible fraud was uncovered, it asks students to evaluate through their understanding of the fraud triangle, forms of power, and stages of crisis the impact of an employee’s actions on an organization and its constituents. To complete the case, students conduct some minimal online research.
Fraud triangle, stages of crisis, forms of power, ethics
Kathy S. Pollock, Kent D. Kauffman, and J. C. Papiernik (2011).
The Effect of a Charismatic Leader's Actions in a Public Community College. Journal of Forensic and Investigative Accounting.3 (3), 194-208.