Tutorial activity 1:
Ongoing Semester Case Study – Businessville Hotel.
From the legal and ethical point of view, the manager should not buy the furniture at a discount price from an unknown source. According to (Deresky, 2011)，the term international business ethics refers to the business conduct or morals of MNCs in their relationships with individuals and entities, which are based on broadly accepted guidelines from religion, legal system etc. Since the dealer cannot provide sufficient product information, so we cannot know if is legal or not, safe or not. MNEs should respect the laws and regulations of the countries in which they operate with regard to consumer protection, moreover, ...view middle of the document...
The entry of the MNCs also increases the awareness of CSR in Chinese government; as a result, Chinese made some change on its policies. From 1999 to 2005, Tsinghua University’s Center for the Study on Contemporary China established a team studying MNCs’CSR and SA8000-a global social accountability standard. Then came 2006, Chinese government revise the Corporate Law explicitly requires companies to take social responsibility (Fang, 2010).
Tutorial activity 3:
1. The challenges regarding CSR for the apparel industry is how to deal with the relationship between corporation (plant) and the society (employees, responsibilities) to seek both good for society and good for profitability. The apparel plant belongs to manufacturing industry which has to employ huge amount of workers, on the one side, the plant need to reduce cost to make profit, on the other side, it also should be response for workers.
2. It means Nike seeks to improve workers condition, but it require a lot of investment to achieve the goal, which may lose profit. If increase the product’ price to attain more profit to increase the workers condition, maybe the consumers would not accept it.
3. The open-systems means to crate systemic change in the whole industry, which is to effect positive, systemic change in working conditions within the footwear, apparel and equipment industries, the whole industry should attain better standards of social and environmental performance. The involving part includes labor ministries, civil society and competitors. The stakeholders include labour, supplier, shareholders, consumer, subcontractors, civil society, Nike and its competitors.
4. Leadership beyond borders refers to people who can see across borders created by others, such as the borders of...