Who are the stakeholders
After numerous campus interviews, Travis Chase, a senior at Great Northern College, received
two offi ce interview invitations from the Baltimore offi ces of two large fi rms. Both fi rms off ered to cover
his out-of-pocket expenses (travel, hotel, and meals). He scheduled the interviews for both fi rms on the
same day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. At the conclusion of each interview, he submitted to both fi rms his total out-of-pocket expenses for the trip to Baltimore: mileage $112 (280 miles at
$0.40), hotel $130, meals $36, and parking and tolls $18, for a total of $296. He believes this approach
is appropriate. If he had made two trips, his cost would have been two times $296. He is also certain that
neither firm knew he had visited the other on that same trip. Within 10 days, Travis received two checks
in the mail, each in the amount of $296.
a. Who are the stakeholders (affected parties) in this situation?
b. What are the ethical issues in this case?
c. What would you do in this situation?