How socially responsible was the firm? Social obstruction Union Carbide should be held responsible for all their companies’ actions. According to the article, Carbide knew that the Indian government were not as strict about the safety regulations and that the factory operated under substandard conditions.Stimuli(Opportunities & Threats in ExternalEnvironment)Organization(Strengths & Weaknesses Internal as Moderating Variables)Response(What the firm did)*General Environment –International Dimension-First entering India in 1934, Union Carbide operated through a Indian subsidiary and owned 50.9 percent of Union Carbide India, Ltd. (UCIL).**Task EnvironmentStrategic Allies-The other 49.1 percent was owned by Indian government, and the shares not owned were on the Bombay Stock Exchange.Employees- UCIL had 14 plants and 9000 employees, 120 of which were at the Bhopal plant, which is located in central India.Direct Influence-Even though UCIL made up only about 2 percent of Union Carbide’s
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Bhopal disaster, Union Carbide, Indian Government, Union Carbide India, MIC unit