Date: Fri, 7 May 1999 10:42:49 +0200
Reply-To: Nya Alison <NAlison@CNX-GLOBAL.CH>
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From: Nya Alison <NAlison@CNX-GLOBAL.CH>
Subject: Re: SAS Institute - Sanity vs. Insanity
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Having had a recent experience of the business ethics of the SAS Institute I
would venture an opinion that probably equal opportunity in the top echelons
of a private company is harder to achieve.
I believe this is because public companies have statutory and legal
obligations to the public, therefore there is at least a standard of public
scrutiny and accountability as regards company policy, because the directors
have a liability to the shareholders, and must report to them.
In small private companies, market forces dictate that standards of business
behaviour are in line with large companies. In wealthy private companies,
the direct economic pressure to conform is correspondingly less.
Nya Alison Murray
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