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Enron arguments

Enron’s use of creative accounting and business tools (mark-to-market accounting and special purpose entities to distribute risk) could be termed deceptive. But Malcom Gladwell argues that Enron was not at fault for deceiving its investors. Instead of being a puzzle created when conspirators improperly conceal information, Enron was a mystery where all the needed information is publicly available but nobody has the foresight to interpret the information in the proper fashion. (Gladwell points out that a group of students at Syracuse University studied Enron and recommended selling Enron stock long before the so-called experts reached the same conclusion.) Construct arguments for and against the claim that Enron business practices were deceptive and therefore unethical. Use your ethics tests..

    Enron group summary

  • Evaluate Enron practices using your ethics and feasibility tests.
  • Prepare a socio-technical system table on Enron. Go to m14025 (STSs) and make use of the STS table on power generation in Puerto Rico.
  • Provide an argument for Gladwell's position that Enron was a mystery. What does this say about Enron responsibility? Provide a table for the position that Enron was a puzzle? What does this say about Enron's responsibility?

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Nike

    Nike scenario

  • Your textbook provides the following description of working conditions for a Nike suppliers located in Vietnam (p 512):
  • “Workers who did not meet the aggressive production goals did not receive a bonus. Failing to meet production goals three times resulted in the worker’s dismissal. Workers were sometimes permitted to work additional hours without pay to meet production quotas. Supervisors were strict, chastising workers for excessive talking or spending too much time in the restrooms. Korean supervisors, often hampered by language and cultural barriers, sometimes resorted to hard-nosed management tactics, hitting or slapping slower workers. Other workers in need of discipline were forced to stand outside the factory for long periods in the tropical sun. The Vietnamese term for this practice was phoi nang, or sun-drying.” Business and Society, 512
  • Is Nike responsible (or co-responsible) for the actions described above that were committed by its supplier? Explain your position by clarifying whether you are taking a shareholder or stakeholder view of corporate social responsibility. Then outline a plan for how should Nike respond to a supplier that engages in the practices described above?

Nike argument

Your module on corporate social responsibility outlines two different accounts of the target and scope of responsibility. The stockholder view holds that the corporation is responsible only to its investors/owners. Diverting resources from stockholders to other parties represents, according to Milton Friedman, “taxation without representation.” On the other hand, the stakeholder view holds that the corporation as to balance different stakeholder interests and rights; the corporation is responsible to all stakeholders and must treat them equally. Werhane agrees with the stakeholder view but goes one step further; to properly understand stakeholder responsibilities, the corporate manager must imagine the corporate stakeholder complex around each stakeholder taken successively as the center. Argue for a stockholder approach to the responsibilities of Nike for the actions of its suppliers. Argue for a stakeholder approach to the responsibilities of Nike for the actions of its suppliers. Imagine the Nike stakeholder complex as it is seen from the standpoint of the Vietnamese workers depicted in the case above. How should it respond to employee treatment from this perspective?

Questions & Answers

where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
what are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
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Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
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da
no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
Bhagvanji
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Giriraj
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
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da
Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
Damian
yes that's correct
Professor
I think
Professor
Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
Alexandre
nanocopper obvius
Alexandre
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
Rafiq
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
Damian
How we are making nano material?
LITNING Reply
what is a peer
LITNING Reply
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
LITNING Reply
What is STMs full form?
LITNING
scanning tunneling microscope
Sahil
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Santosh
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
Mahi
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
Rafiq
if virus is killing to make ARTIFICIAL DNA OF GRAPHENE FOR KILLED THE VIRUS .THIS IS OUR ASSUMPTION
Anam
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Anam
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
Hafiz
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
Bob
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
brayan
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
Renato
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
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Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
Adin
what school?
Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
Joe
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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Source:  OpenStax, Using the ethics bowl to integrate ethics into the business and professional curriculum. OpenStax CNX. Dec 20, 2009 Download for free at http://legacy.cnx.org/content/col10411/1.2
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