If Lawrence Trinh pursue his ambition of working in Vietnam – and if so, what set of principles and practices he would think if he encounters corruption? These are questions that resonate for many students who want to work in the emerging countries and other contexts that provide rigid ethical challenges. Trinh seeks his background in the field of financial services to combine with his desire to contribute to the economic development of Vietnam, and he has to decide among four jobs with investment firms. Bu … Read more »

Should Lawrence Trinh pursue his ambition of working in Vietnam – and if so, what set of principles and practices he should accept when he meets corruption? These are questions that resonate for many students who want to work in emerging markets and other contexts that provide rigid ethical challenges. Trinh seeks his background in the field of financial services to combine with his desire to contribute to the economic development of Vietnam, and he has to decide among four jobs with investment firms. But it is a complicated decision. First, no one has the perfect job to fit the selection criteria. Second, despite growing reforms Vietnam is still ranked poorly on indices of corruption. Third Trinh father (who fled Vietnam after the war) disapproves of doing something that could help the communist regime. Fourth, Trinh friend about their next stage of medical education in the United States, start that the prosecution means to separate his quest now. All these considerations raise three questions: (1) Is the timing right for Trinh on his personal mission to contribute to the well-being of Vietnam issued? (2) Which offer should he accept? (3) What set of principles and practices he should assume that it will stay true to him, his values, his ability to be sustainable, a real agent of change, but not to undermine his ability to succeed as an investor?
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Joshua D. Margolis,
Rachel Gordon
Source: Harvard Business School
19 pages.
Release Date: 1 October 2008. Prod #: 409 017 PDF-ENG
Lawrence Trihn: foray to Vietnam HBR case solution

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