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Sociological Perspectives in the Business World Margaret Faulkner Dr. Wetcher-Hendricks Introductory Sociology February 12, 2008
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The Faulkner Car Dealerships have been in business since 1932, founded by Henry Faulkner I. Henry started one dealership with an Oldsmobile franchise not quite knowing how large this family business would expand across the state of Pennsylvania. At last year’s Christmas party, the organization celebrated its 75 th anniversary and the opening of their 27 th dealerships. All four grandchildren of Henry I went into the family business: Henry III, John, Joseph and Judith. The dealership that I went to is located at 198 Stoke Park Road Bethlehem, PA 18018. It was previously owned by my late father, John, and is now owned by the widow of my Uncle Henry III. It would be an honor for me to follow in my father’s footsteps and one day own a car dealership. Since there is such a vast amount of dealerships, each particular business is setup with a president of the company, to ensure everything is running smoothly. During my particular visit the president, David Sterk, was on vacation, so I resorted to interviewing the general manager of sales, David Mancinelli. Mr. Mancinelli has been with the company for eight years and has been in the car business for decades. While the president was absent, David was in charge of the dealership, which everyone would go to if there were a problem. Social Conflict Perspective The idea of the conflict perspective was created by Karl Marx in the 19 th Century. Marx believed that “in every economic age, there is a dominant class (the owners) that owns the means of production and exploits the other class (the workers).” (Korgen, White 2007) The theory, in general, means that the upper class in the work force benefit from
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employing lower class citizens by using intellectual means and wealth to gain from the lower class. As said by Jay Coakley, “according to conflict theory, social order is based
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