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After re-reading the case studies from last session (2.2 and 2.3), answer the following questions. 1. Consider Case 2.2 using the utilitarian view and then the market theory view to decide what the ethical course of action should be. Should Americhem place the chemical factory in the USA or in a developing nation, and under what circumstances? Did you come up with the same outcome using each of these two ethical frameworks or not? Compare your thoughts with those from the last class session in which you considered the case from a deontological perspective. If you ended up with a different outcome using the different philosophies, why do you think that happened? 2. Consider Case 2.3 using the care approach. What actions do you think should be taken from this perspective? Are your recommendations using the care approach the same as those using the rights or justice approach? Why or why not? 3. Most likely, your recommendations for these two cases significantly depends on the
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Unformatted text preview: ethical philosophy used to analyze the case. What does this tell you about the use of multiple philosophical frameworks for analyzing business cases? The utilitarian view provides the most good or does the least harm, or, to put it another way, produces the greatest balance of good over harm. With this in mind, Americhem should place its chemical factory in a developing nation (Third World Country) rather than the USA because they a) need the immediate financial gain more than the USA, and b) the citizens of the Third World Country are known to live much shorter lives than citizens of First World Countries. The market theory view Which option will produce the most good and do the least harm? (The Utilitarian Approach) Which option best respects the rights of all who have a stake? (The Rights Approach) How can my decision be implemented with the greatest care and attention to the concerns of all stakeholders?...
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