3. What are the ethics (ethical philosophies/moral constructs) behind the current Jelly Belly Corporation with respect to the history of the product and Klein’s involvement? (Outside research needed) - I feel that the ethics behind the current Jelly Belly Corporation with respect to the history of the product and Klein’s involvement shows ethical egoism. They definitely knew about how the Jelly Belly idea was truly David’s idea but they still wanted to lie about the fact that it was theirs and to take David’s new Jelly Belly business out of business (Blush, 2010). They wanted to take all the credit for themselves to keep all the profit from selling Jelly Belly to maximize their own self-interest. 4. How could David Klein’s business code of ethics be described? (Pay close attention to all the stories from individuals in the candy industry that he helped and mentored, as well as his son’s perception of his father) - I believe that David’s business code is ethics of altruism. Altruism means acting in the best interest of others rather than in one’s own self-interest which can be seen throughout the course of his life from other people in the movie. He loves to help others in need of help such as incidents when he helped his father-in-law and Bob by involving them in his Jelly Belly business when he did not even have to. He also said that he seems to find the good in everyone even though these people continue to betray him. (Blush, 2010) He is genuinely a nice person and seem to always put other people’s needs first before himself.
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- Spring '15
- Ethics, Confectionery, Jelly bean, Jelly Belly, Jelly Belly Candy Company