Assignment 3: not all companies are viewed as equal

 

Assignment 3: Not All Companies Are Viewed as Equal

Due in Week 6 and worth 125 points

In the land of free trade, the public does not view all industries as  equal. Do you believe that is ethical? Do you believe that some  industries are unfairly targeted? Should it be consumers’ choice to  partake in products that are not healthy for them, or do those companies  have an ethical obligation to protect people? In this assignment, you  will choose from one (1) of the following industries to write about:

  • The pharmaceutical industry
  • The payday loan industry
  • Cloning for medical purposes

Write a paper in which you:

  1. Become an advocate for either the consumer or the industry. Prepare  an argument explaining the major reasons why you support either the  consumer or the industry. 
  2. Discuss if you believe it is possible for a company to cater to  both its best interest and that of the consumer conjointly or if one  always has to prevail. Justify your response.
  3. Use at least two (2) quality references. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as academic resources.
  4. Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:    
    • This course requires use of Strayer Writing Standards (SWS).  The format is different than other Strayer University courses. Please  take a moment to review the SWS documentation for details.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Determine the considerations for and process of ethical business  decision making to balance corporate and social responsibilities, and  address moral, economic, and legal concerns.
  • Analyze selected business situations using the predominant ethical  theories, such as utilitarian, Kantian, and virtue ethics to guide  ethical business decision making. 
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in business ethics.
  • Write clearly and concisely about business ethics using proper writing mechanics.