Bus 309 business ethics week 1

Week 1 Discussion 1

Employees at Foxconn factories described in the e-Activity worked more hours than allowed under Chinese labor laws. Yet the violation of these standards is widespread in manufacturing and the demanding treatment of workers is commonly accepted. Compare and contrast the ethos of Foxconn with the basic tenets of ethical relativism. Assess the degree to which companies like Apple might be affected by such ethical relativism in the countries in which their suppliers operate.

 

Week 1 Discussion 2

In the case study, Vandivier found his professional code of conduct, moral standards, and legal standards came into conflict with one another. Determine whether you believe Vandivier did the right thing or not, and either challenge or support his decision to write the qualification report. Propose an alternative course of action Vandivier could have taken.