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Ethical issues Discuss how all three of the book stores address ethical, legal, and security issues. Competition and Fair Dealing    Employment of disabled people Ethical issues and society - examples Involvement in the community Honesty, truthfulness and fairness in marketing Use of animals in product testing Agricultural practices e.g. intensive faming The degree of safety built into product design Donation to good causes The extent to which a business accepts its alleged responsibilities for mishaps, spillages and leaks The selling of addictive products e.g. tobacco Involvement in the arms trade Trading with repressive regimes Ethical issues arising from internal and industry practices - examples Treatment of customers - e.g. honouring the spirit as well as the letter of the law in respect to warranties and after sales service The number and proportion of women and ethnic minority people in senior positions The organisation’s loyalty to employees when it is in difficult economic conditions Employment of disabled people Working conditions and treatment of workers Bribes to secure contracts Child labour in the developing world Business practices of supply firms Unethical practices in marketing - examples
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Pricing lack of clarity in pricing Dumping – selling at a loss to increase market share and destroy competition in order to subsequently raise prices Price fixing cartels Encouraging people to claim prizes when they phoning premium rate numbers “Bait and switch” selling - attracting customers and then subjecting them to high pressure selling techniques to switch to an more expensive alternative High pressure selling - especially in relation to groups such as the elderly Counterfeit goods and brand piracy Copying the style of packaging in an attempt to mislead consumers Deceptive advertising Irresponsible issue of credit cards and the irresponsible raising of credit limits Unethical practices in market research and competitor intelligence Security – The security issues with the three sites are intersecting it seems to me that book soup is the site that is the most secure. Unlike Amazon and barns and Nobel . Booksoup does accumulate a database but just email addresses for subscribers to where as a major sites like Amazon and barns and Nobel. Accumulate a lot of personal info such as home address, telephone numbers, zip code, email address, state of residence, and where you work at. The other big security detail that
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This note was uploaded on 05/03/2010 for the course BIS 219 taught by Professor Hewwet during the Spring '10 term at Aarhus Universitet.

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