Business and Society Assignment

  
I. Read the following case:
“Alex Smith is preparing a sales presentation for his company, Phones4Kids, which manufactures and sells cell phones that are specifically designed for children. Phones4Kids employs several hundred workers in Mooray, Missouri, a small town with only two other large employers in addition to Phones4Kids. Alex hopes to sell specialty phones for boys and girls aged 6-10 to a retailer in Hooptown, Missouri. This sale would represent approximately 25% of the projected revenue for the current year for Phones4Kids. The phones are not specifically designed for internet access; however, about eight percent of the time the phones can pick up a wireless internet connection and the user can access the internet. There is a 48% chance that once a child connects to the internet using one of these specialty phones, he or she could access a pornographic site. Derrick Vance, Alex’s boss, has promised Alex a commission in addition to his regular salary if he makes the sale to the retailer. However, if he tells the retailer about the potential to access pornography via the cell phone, the retailer may buy the phones from a competitor that sells phones without internet access. Alex has reviewed the corporate policy for Phones4Kids and can find no specific guidance on how to handle this situation. However, the policy does indicate that sales representatives are to be honest and fair in their dealings with customers.”

2. Complete the following 2 tasks:
A. Analyze how you would resolve the dilemma using (1) utilitarianism, (2) the principle of rights, (3) the principle of justice, (4) virtue ethics and (5) the Golden Rule.

B. Determine how Alex should handle this situation in a written memo. Please use the following ethical decision-making process, which builds on the process provided by the text but incorporates an economic and legal analysis of proposed courses of action:

Step 1: State the Problem / Analyze the Problem

Step 2: Identify All Courses of Action that You Could Take

Step 3: Evaluate Each Course of Action
a. Would the proposed course of action meet the firm’s economic responsibilities?
b. Would the proposed course of action meet the firm’s legal responsibilities?
c. Would the proposed course of action meet the firm’s ethical responsibilities?
1) Note the ethical principles / tests employed by top management.
2) Note the ethical principles / tests required by the code of conduct.

Step 4: Evaluate New Alternative (Repeat Step 3)

Step 5: Implement Chosen Course of Action

Order a unique copy of this paper
(550 words)

Approximate price: $22

Basic features
  • Free title page and bibliography
  • Unlimited revisions
  • Plagiarism-free guarantee
  • Money-back guarantee
  • 24/7 support
On-demand options
  • Writer’s samples
  • Part-by-part delivery
  • Overnight delivery
  • Copies of used sources
  • Expert Proofreading
Paper format
  • 275 words per page
  • 12 pt Arial/Times New Roman
  • Double line spacing
  • Any citation style (APA, MLA, Chicago/Turabian, Harvard)

Our guarantees

Delivering a high-quality product at a reasonable price is not enough anymore.
That’s why we have developed 5 beneficial guarantees that will make your experience with our service enjoyable, easy, and safe.

Money-back guarantee

You have to be 100% sure of the quality of your product to give a money-back guarantee. This describes us perfectly. Make sure that this guarantee is totally transparent.

Read more

Zero-plagiarism guarantee

Each paper is composed from scratch, according to your instructions. It is then checked by our plagiarism-detection software. There is no gap where plagiarism could squeeze in.

Read more

Free-revision policy

Thanks to our free revisions, there is no way for you to be unsatisfied. We will work on your paper until you are completely happy with the result.

Read more

Privacy policy

Your email is safe, as we store it according to international data protection rules. Your bank details are secure, as we use only reliable payment systems.

Read more

Fair-cooperation guarantee

By sending us your money, you buy the service we provide. Check out our terms and conditions if you prefer business talks to be laid out in official language.

Read more

Calculate the price of your order

550 words
We'll send you the first draft for approval by September 11, 2018 at 10:52 AM
Total price:
$26
The price is based on these factors:
Academic level
Number of pages
Urgency
Order your essay today and save 25% with the discount code: THANKYOUPlace Order
+