Up Against the Corporate Wall: Cases in Business and Society / Edition 6

Up Against the Corporate Wall: Cases in Business and Society / Edition 6

by S. Prakash Sethi, Paul Steidlmeier
     
 

ISBN-10: 0134883713

ISBN-13: 9780134883717

Pub. Date: 07/16/1996

Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference

This collection of 25 intermediate/advanced-level cases on the interrelationships among business, government, and society provides an exceptional richness of detail based on extensive research. The book provides in-depth and well-researched cases. The book integrates business strategy with public policy and legal environment in all cases. It focuses on…  See more details below

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This collection of 25 intermediate/advanced-level cases on the interrelationships among business, government, and society provides an exceptional richness of detail based on extensive research. The book provides in-depth and well-researched cases. The book integrates business strategy with public policy and legal environment in all cases. It focuses on businesses doing things right, rather than simply causing problems. The book features new cases on: whistleblowing (Alyeska Pipeline), Prozac, Diversity at Xerox, McDonalds Environmental Policy and more. For readers interested in Business, Government, and Society, and Business Ethics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780134883717
Publisher:
Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
Publication date:
07/16/1996
Edition description:
6th ed
Pages:
435
Product dimensions:
7.04(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.84(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
General Motors and the City of Norwood, Ohio: Plant closing and their impact on affected communities1
Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company: Hostile corporate takeovers and the public interest14
Insider Trading: The Levine, Boesky, and Drexel Burnham Lambert Caper: How and why do innovative entrepreneurs become white-collar criminals33
The Alyeska Pipeline Service Company: The role of whistle-blowers in detecting and correcting legal and regulatory violations of environmental protection and operational safety procedures55
Eli Lilly and Company vs the Church of Scientology: The Prozac controversy85
Managing Cultural Diversity at Xerox: Going beyond affirmative action and minimal equal opportunity121
Environmental Policies at McDonald's: Proactive management yields cost savings, freedom from regulatory burdens, and customer loyalty135
The First National Bank of Boston: Money laundering and other activities by banks and other financial institutions148
General Dynamics Corporation: Defrauding the U. S. government - overcharging on defense contracts159
The House of Nomura and the Japanese Securities Scandals: The integrity of markets in a cross-cultural perspective173
Chemical Manufacturers Association, Washington, DC: Educational advertising campaign to change public perception and awareness of the chemical industry's activities and contributions to American society187
The National Rifle Association and Gun Control: Lobbying activities and their influence on government decision making200
Warner-Lambert Company: Personal criminal liability of senior executives for accidents causing workers' death and injury219
Iowa Beef Processors, Inc. (IBP, Inc.): Unsafe working conditions and labor practices in the meat industry223
Film Recovery Systems, Inc.: The extent of officers' culpability for serious harm, and even death, of workers due to unsafe working conditions249
C. Itoh & Co. (America), Inc. and Sumitomo Corporation of America: Conflicts between the personal policies of foreign multinational corporations (MNCs) in the United States and application of U.S. civil rights laws260
Comparable Worth: A new approach to eliminating sex-based wage inequities in employment280
United Airlines, Inc.: A case of age discrimination or a concern for the safety of the flying public292
Sears Roebuck and Company vs. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: Employment discrimination and affirmative action305
The Rise and Fall of GM's X-Car: The politicization of the regulatory process: the role of activist groups and the news media322
Cigarette Smoking and Public Health: The role of the tobacco industry in the United States340
The Tobacco Industry in the Global Arena: How tobacco companies have set their sights on global opportunities357
Union Carbide Corporation: Industrial plant accident in Bhopal, India: responsibility of the multinational corporation376
U.S. Multinational Corporations in South Africa: Should there be a conflict between economic interests and ethical and political imperatives?395
The Benevolent Corporation?: Merck and Co., Inc. gives away the cure for river blindness422

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