Lesson 10 Assignment 3

Lesson 10 Assignment 3 - 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#10, Assignment 3 Read Case #22, "China, India, and Wal-Mart: Issues of Price, Quality, and Sourcing," on pages 471-473 of Business Ethics: A Stakeholder and Issues Management Approach (5 th Edition). Consider and respond to the following questions in a thoughtful essay of 500-600 words: 1. What are the ethical issues associated with Wal-Mart’s extensive sourcing of low-cost products from China? 2. Based on your experience, does Wal-Mart sacrifice product quality in order to offer customers low prices - always? 3. How does the cost versus quality conundrum affect Wal-Mart’s key stakeholders, including customers, suppliers, and employees? 4. What advice would you give to Wal-Mart’s executives regarding how they could (or should) address the multiple effects of the cost and quality impacts of products sourced in China? 5. What advice would you give to businesses in India that are trying to cultivate supplier relationships with Wal-Mart? 6. What advice would you give to critics of Wal-Mart in order to enhance their impact on the company? To enhance their impact on governmental and regulatory agencies? To enhance their impact on society in
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