ERIC Number: EJ937696
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
The Rhetoric of Industrial Espionage: The Case of "Starwood v. Hilton"
Jameson, Daphne A.
Business Communication Quarterly, v74 n3 p289-297 Sep 2011
When Starwood Hotels charged Hilton Hotels with industrial espionage, the case hinged on an employment agreement that two executives had violated. The rhetoric of the employment agreement contrasted greatly with that of the corporation's own code of business conduct. Whereas the private agreement stressed narrow self-interest, the public code emphasized a much broader network of ethical business relationships. This article analyzes the differences between these two types of business discourse in order to help business practitioners align espoused and enacted values.
Descriptors: Housing, Tourism, Business, Access to Information, Crime, National Security, Information Policy, Confidentiality, Ethics, Values, Employment, Contracts, Court Litigation, Business Communication, Rhetoric, Administrators, Intellectual Property, Employer Employee Relationship
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