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

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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.
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Presents case studies capturing critical issues of conflict between business and society in the 1990s, for business students and executives. Includes sections on business strategies and public policy, social issues in management, corporate social performance, corporate advocacy and grass-roots lobbying, workplace safety, employee rights, and multinational corporations in developing countries. No index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780134883717
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
  • Publication date: 7/16/1996
  • Edition description: 6th ed
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 435
  • Product dimensions: 7.04 (w) x 9.24 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Table of Contents

General Motors and the City of Norwood, Ohio: Plant closing and their impact on affected communities 1
Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company: Hostile corporate takeovers and the public interest 14
Insider Trading: The Levine, Boesky, and Drexel Burnham Lambert Caper: How and why do innovative entrepreneurs become white-collar criminals 33
The Alyeska Pipeline Service Company: The role of whistle-blowers in detecting and correcting legal and regulatory violations of environmental protection and operational safety procedures 55
Eli Lilly and Company vs the Church of Scientology: The Prozac controversy 85
Managing Cultural Diversity at Xerox: Going beyond affirmative action and minimal equal opportunity 121
Environmental Policies at McDonald's: Proactive management yields cost savings, freedom from regulatory burdens, and customer loyalty 135
The First National Bank of Boston: Money laundering and other activities by banks and other financial institutions 148
General Dynamics Corporation: Defrauding the U. S. government - overcharging on defense contracts 159
The House of Nomura and the Japanese Securities Scandals: The integrity of markets in a cross-cultural perspective 173
Chemical Manufacturers Association, Washington, DC: Educational advertising campaign to change public perception and awareness of the chemical industry's activities and contributions to American society 187
The National Rifle Association and Gun Control: Lobbying activities and their influence on government decision making 200
Warner-Lambert Company: Personal criminal liability of senior executives for accidents causing workers' death and injury 219
Iowa Beef Processors, Inc. (IBP, Inc.): Unsafe working conditions and labor practices in the meat industry 223
Film Recovery Systems, Inc.: The extent of officers' culpability for serious harm, and even death, of workers due to unsafe working conditions 249
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 laws 260
Comparable Worth: A new approach to eliminating sex-based wage inequities in employment 280
United Airlines, Inc.: A case of age discrimination or a concern for the safety of the flying public 292
Sears Roebuck and Company vs. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: Employment discrimination and affirmative action 305
The Rise and Fall of GM's X-Car: The politicization of the regulatory process: the role of activist groups and the news media 322
Cigarette Smoking and Public Health: The role of the tobacco industry in the United States 340
The Tobacco Industry in the Global Arena: How tobacco companies have set their sights on global opportunities 357
Union Carbide Corporation: Industrial plant accident in Bhopal, India: responsibility of the multinational corporation 376
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 blindness 422
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