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Upon receiving both Davenport’s letter and Lee’s fax, the president of ABI faced a serious dilemma: Whom should he support? What should he do? The president felt there was clearly merit in Davenport’s assessment of the situation and that Bird would probably benefit from a reassignment back to San Jose. However, he also felt that Bird (like Davenport) was a valuable employee and did not want to risk losing him. Nor did he wish to alienate the Hangul Group, ABI’s partner in the AmKor joint venture. Before making his decision, the president has called a staff meeting to assess the situation. As a member of his staff, you have been invited to this meeting to offer your own views of the problem. As you prepare for this meeting, consider the following issues:
1. Based on this analysis, how would you describe the nature of the conflict between Bird and Davenport? How would you describe the nature of the conflict between Davenport and Lee? Why have these disputes emerged in the manner they have?
2. Based on your assessment of the situation, what are the potential risks and benefits if the president of ABI supports Davenport’s decision? What are the potential risks and benefits if he supports Lee’s request?
3. In the initial discussions concerning this problem, Bird’s voice was noticeably absent. What accounts for this silence?
4. In your judgment, what is the best course of action from Bird’s standpoint? Is he better off remaining in Korea at AmKor, returning to ABI in California, or leaving the company altogether? Why?
5. What recommendations would you make to the president of ABI to resolve this dilemma? Why is this the best possible course of action?
6. Finally, looking back on the experience, what could the company or the key executives involved have done differently to avoid the kinds of conflicts that emerged at AmKor?