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Unformatted text preview: Case 14.1 - 1 - Case 14.1 Bridgestone/Firestone and General Motors Case 14.1 Bridgestone/Firestone and General Motors Case 14.1 - 2 - 1.) Are executives who made decisions to continue producing (Bridgestone/Firestone) tires and using Ford responsible for engaging in unethical decision making? Explain. All parties involved are responsible for engaging in unethical decision making. The reason being is that Bridgestone/Firestone was very aware of the defects that these tires held. The three companies blew off the lives of people who kept them in business as if nothing happened, while Ford went along with this process in order to continue making money. This was done by signing a contract of secrecy in order to keep distributing defective products. This is so sad and really sickens me how far individuals will go in order to make money. When in all actuality they lost lots of money due to this incident, while I can see that this caused a huge problem because in my area there may still be one...
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