Lesson 3 Assignment 7 - 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#3, Assignment 7 Read Case #10, "Ford's Pinto Fires" on pages 146-153 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. The Ford Pinto met federal safety standards, yet it had a design flaw that resulted in serious injuries and deaths. Is simply meeting safety standards a sufficient design goal of ethical companies? 2. Gioia uses the notion of script schemas to help explain why he voted to not initiate a recall of the Ford Pinto. In your opinion, is this a justifiable explanation? Why or why not? 3. How can organizational context influence the decisions made by organization members? 4. If you had been in Gioia's position, what would you have done? 5. Describe the four key decision-making lessons that Dennis Gioia identifies for neophyte decision makers. Discuss how you expect or intend to use these four lessons in your own
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Lesson 3 Assignment 7 - Ashley B. Hilliard 258-10-0169...

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