When US credit markets began to loosen up in 2011, some auto dealers viewed this as an opportunity to recapture subprime customers. This case asks students to consider whether it is unethical to engage in pricing practices that push sales of automobiles to customers who may otherwise have difficulty affording them.

This is one of a collection of cases that comprise the General Motors Integrated Case, viewing GM’s business issues from multiple perspectives, devised specifically to be taught in Columbia Business School’s Core curriculum.

Case id: 112109
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