Discuss the events concerning Volkswagen’s scandal concerning its diesel engine emission control systems and the actions of Volkswagen’s stakeholders.

Discuss the events concerning Volkswagen’s scandal concerning its diesel engine emission control systems and the actions of Volkswagen’s stakeholders.

  1. Why did Volkswagen’s leadership decide to use defeat devices?
  2. Who controls the strategic and operating decisions at VW?
  3. Describe the various stakeholders and their individual interests in VW. Whose interest dominated in the decision to pursue the defeat device strategy?
  4. How did VW react to the discovery of its deceit? Do you think this was the proper crisis management response? What would you recommend that they do differently-next time?