Lesson 1 Assignment 5 - Ashley B. Hilliard 258-10-0169...

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Ashley B. Hilliard 258-10-0169 October 4, 2010- January 21, 2011 BA 541 Lesson#1, Assignment 5 Read Case #2, "Microsoft: The Next Chapter" on pages 32-36 of Business Ethics: A Stakeholder and Issues Management Approach (5 th Edition). Consider and respond to the following questions in an essay of 300-350 words: 1. Why was Microsoft being pursued by the U.S. Department of Justice and then fined by the EU? 2. What ethic is Microsoft practicing - in the U.S., and now globally? Do you agree with this ethic? Explain. 3. Is Google getting more of a 'free pass' than Microsoft in its competitive practices to dominate the search market? Explain. 4. Should Microsoft be legally and ethically constrained as it competes with very aggressive companies globally and locally? State and defend your position. 5. Is the EU reality competing against the U.S. when it takes on Microsoft, or is it just competing against Microsoft? Explain your position. 6. Which stakeholders really stand to win and lose in Microsoft's quest to be number one in
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Lesson 1 Assignment 5 - Ashley B. Hilliard 258-10-0169...

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