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Uber and corporate culture

Tom Fox | March 6, 2017

Does a company have to behave ethically to succeed? How about having an ethical culture in order to succeed? In the case of Uber, it may not be the case. Stunned by a series of corporate miss-steps, allegations of tolerated if not sanctioned workplace harassment, and one epic temper-tantrum by the chief executive, Uber may have now stepped over the legal line with the reports of its Greyball program, which the company has used for years. The program “was designed to prevent people from using the Uber app in violation of the terms of service, including law-enforcement sting operations and competitors attempting to disrupt Uber’s operations.”

Uber used the program in cities where it was not permitted to operate to forestall officials attempting to determine if Uber was violating any taxi terms of services regulations. The program is quite sophisticated, using various...

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