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Do corporations have a right and/or a responsibility to influence ethics in the countries in which they operate? Defend your position.

Read the following:\n\nDonaldson, T. (1996, September). Values in tension: Ethics away from home. Harvard Business Review, 74(5), 48–62.\n\nRe-read Discussion Case: Chiquita Brands: Ethical Responsibility or Illegal Action on pages 88–89 of your textbook.\n\nAnswer the following two questions:\n\nQuestion 1: Do you feel that it is possible to develop a universal set of ethical standards for business, or do you believe that cultural differences make universal standards impractical and/or impossible? (15 marks)\n\nQuestion 2: Do corporations have a right and/or a responsibility to influence ethics in the countries in which they operate? Defend your position. (15 marks)\nNote: In answering the questions, you should demonstrate your ability to incorporate and integrate your learning from all aspects of this module. Ensure that you include information from the course material, the readings, your journal, and your own research.\nPart B: Instructions\n\nWrite a 2,500-word, double-spaced report on corporate social responsibility and related ethical issues in society. Demonstrate your ability to integrate your learning from all aspects of this module. Ensure that you include information from the course material, the readings, your journal, and your own research. Select a topical, newsworthy issue that involves ethical and social responsibility issues relating to business and society.\n\nThe following are some topic suggestions. Pick one or choose your own topic and email your Open Learning Faculty Member, if you have any concerns as to whether your topic is appropriate.\n\nCorporate and/or governmental involvement in China despite international criticism of the Chinese government with regard to human rights of Chinese and Tibetan people.\n\nPrivatization of hospital services in one or more provinces in Canada (e.g., Ontario, Alberta, and/or British Columbia)\n\nPharmaceutical companies and the conflict over making HIV/AIDS drugs available in poor countries\n\nThe wellhead blowout in 2010 at a deepwater drilling platform operated on behalf of British Petroleum (now BP) in the Gulf of Mexico\n\nCorporations manufacturing and distributing genetically modified foods\n\nCorporations importing toys from manufacturers in China, given the discovery of lead in some toy products produced in that country\n\nWalmart, Target, or other big-box retail giants establishing operations in Canadian towns and cities\n\nKGHM International’s proposed Ajax mine project in Kamloops, BC\n\nEnbridge’s proposed Northern Gateway pipeline to Kitimat, BC\n\nKinder Morgan’s proposed TransMountain pipeline expansion from Alberta to Burnaby, BC\n\nAnother ethical or CSR topic of your choice\n\nYour report should cover the following:\n\nSection 1. Introduction: Introduce the topic and identify the CSR (and ethical) issue(s) that are of concern. Then, list the stakeholders that influence or are influenced by this issue. Be specific in naming individuals, groups, associations, and/or government bodies. Cite references for your research. (10 marks)\n\nSection 2. Rationale: Analyze the ethics of the issues involved using three of the methods of ethical reasoning (utility, rights and justice) described on pages 83–87 of your textbook. Then, indicate which of the three methods you feel is most helpful in evaluating the ethics of the relevant issue(s). Explain the reasons for your choice. (30 marks)\nNote: In Section 2 Rationale, rather than estimating the actual costs and benefits involved, you may simply identity and describe the costs and benefits that you would consider (if actual cost-benefit information is not provided in the literature).\n\nSection 3. Impacts (What does this mean to my family?): Describe the potential and/or real impacts to you and your family. Are these impacts direct or indirect? Briefly explain why. (5 marks)\n\nSection 4. Impacts (What does this mean to my community?): Explore the potential and/or real impacts on the local or site community, as well as real or potential impacts on other communities. Describe these impacts from multiple perspectives, ensuring you represent both community and corporate (or organizational) perspectives. (15 marks)\n\nSection 5. Impacts (What does this mean to my country?): Are there broader impacts or ramifications associated with this issue? If yes, how do this ethical and CSR issue impact business and society in Canada as a whole? If no, explain why not. (10 marks)\n\n(please make sure to read the fallowing information and to follow )


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