Business ethics: ethical decision making and cases, co-authored with john fraedrich and linda ferrell, is one of today's leading business ethics texts dr ferrell has served as an expert witness on marketing issues for numerous legal cases, has been quoted in leading business publications, such as usa today and wall street journal, and has. Stakeholder relationships, social responsibility, and corporate governance part ii: ethical issues and the institutionalization of business ethics 3 emerging business ethics issues 4 the institutionalization of business ethics case 18 managing the risks of global bribery in business case 19 mattel responds to ethical challenges. Mattel is committed to efforts that reduce the environmental impact of our operations, our products, and our packaging, and to demonstrate strong ethical and environmental performance both within our company and in our communities.
1 resolving an ethical dilemma thomas i white, phd / [email protected] this document is in pdf format and can be found at wwwethicsandbusinessorg for more detail on this topic, go to page 3. The battle over whether barbie is bad for girls self-image got heated on monday, fast company published an interview with a lead mattel designer who led a vigorous defense of barbie's impossible and much-maligned proportions. Mattel responds to ethical challenges mattel, inc is a global leader in designing and manufacturing toys and family productswell - known for brands such as barbie, fisher - price, disney, hot wheels, matchbox, tyco, cabbage patch kids, and board games, the company boasts nearly $ 59 billion in annual revenue headquartered in el segundo, california, with offices across the world , mattel. 1 answer to ethics and corporate social responsibility case study - at2 task 2 - ethics and corporate social responsibility case study (group case study) due date: week 10, friday 29 may 2015 format: report format, times new roman, 12 point, 15 line spacing case 19 mattel responds to ethical challenges.
Mattel’s communication with its stakeholders and its management of the public relations crisis not only greatly impacted the recall outcomes but showed socially responsible and ethical corporate behavior. In 2007, the mattel toy company recalled around 20 million of its toy products do to contamination of lead in the paint and safety issues dealing with parts of its products (magnets) that was manufactured in china. The core values of mattel, the world’s largest branded toy manufacturer, appear on its company website and on their literature under the heading ‘play fair’ “act with unwavering integrity on all occasions.
Packed with real-world examples, cases, exercises, simulations, and practice tests, business ethics: ethical decision making and cases, eighth edition, gives students an abundance of opportunities to master text material through hands-on application. Social responsibility and business by o c ferrell, 9780538466868, available at book depository with free delivery worldwide. Mattel should respond constructively to the worker protests (discussed above and detailed on page 24), and it must not choose to stop using the factory for production, all but guaranteeing that the workers lose their jobs.
Mattel responds to ethical issues ethical issues in ob kris jones organizational behavior prof thomas stone june, 11, 2012 ethical issues have become a significant concern in organizations, especially in recent years. Previously, she served as director of the center for ethics at the university of tampa debbie received her phd from the university of memphis and a ms in marketing from texas a&m university she has published articles in many journals and is the recipient of awards for excellence in both teaching and research. Mattel recalled 9 million chinese-made toys tuesday, including polly pocket play sets and batman action figures, because of dangers to children from lead paint or tiny magnets that could be swallowed.
Mattel’s core products and business environment create many ethical issues because the company’s products are designed primarily for children, it must be sensitive to social concerns about children’s rights. Packed with cases, exercises, simulations, and practice tests, the market-leading business ethics: ethical decision making and cases, tenth edition, thoroughly covers the complex environment in which managers confront ethical decision making. Perhaps it was convenient for mattel to issue the magnet recall at the same time as its much smaller lead-paint recalls or perhaps the company was using an abundance of caution in recalling any toy that might pose a potential hazard. The relationship between business and society is inherently controversial and complex, yet the intersection of its components, such as corporate governance, workplace ethics, community needs, and technology, is experienced in every organization.
Mattel closed its last american factory, originally part of the fisher-price division, in 2002 a version of this article appears in print on august 28, 2007, in the international herald tribune. Part ii: ethical issues and the institutionalization of business ethics 3 emerging business ethics issues 4 the institutionalization of business ethics part iii: the decision-making process 5 ethical decision making and ethical leadership mattel responds to ethical challenges 20 best buy fights against electronic waste. Mattel responds to ethical challenges introduction mattle is a global leader in designing and manufacturing toys and family products mattel started in a garage in1945.