Week 1 – Discussion Forum 2 MGT440: The Dark Side of Leadership (BIG2040A) ASHFORD UNIVERSITY
Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Refer to the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric under the Settings icon above for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.
|The Bad Boy of the Pharmaceutical Industry [WLOs: 2, 3] [CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]|
Prior to beginning work on this discussion forum, read Chapter 2 of your Meeting the Ethical Challenges of Leadership: Casting Light or Shadow course text.
This discussion forum focuses on analyzing Case Study 2.1 (The Bad Boy of the Pharmaceutical Industry) from your textbook. In at least one paragraph, supported by evidence from your text and from other research:
- Describe the shadow casters you see in Martin Shkreli.
- Explain if rapid success increases the probability that leaders will fall victim to shadow casters.
- Appraise if Turing Pharmaceutical, as well as other companies that follow the same business model, engaged in price gouging, or are these firms serving the interests of their investors?
- Describe any learning outcomes you had from this assignment.
Respond to at least two of your peers’ discussion posts by the end of Day 7 (Monday). Respond substantively to at least two classmates throughout the week, suggesting aspects that they may have overlooked. You are encouraged to post your required replies earlier in the week to promote more meaningful and interactive discourse in this discussion forum. Continue to monitor the discussion forum until 11:59 p.m. on Day 7 and respond robustly to anyone who replies to your initial post.