Unit 2 as: one company’s ethics and social responsibility
The purpose of this assignment is to understand how an MNC can demonstrate unethical practices and thereby hurt society. International and global companies have a responsibility not only to their shareholders but also to society, called social responsibility.
Read the International Management in Action brief about Volkswagen in your text (Chapter 3): Volkswagen’s Challenges with Ethical Business Practices. Using the readings, lecture, and your own scholarly research, complete an analysis of Volkswagen. Address the following in your paper:
• How did Volkswagen, a well-known and large MNC, find themselves in this situation?
• Which ethical theory can be applied to their decision-making before the situation?
• Which ethical theory can be applied to their decision-making after the situation became public?
• How would you characterize the company’s actions?
Use critical thinking to apply depth and breadth. Be concise and address the company and its ethics and social responsibility. Go beyond description and restating the facts. This writing assignment is required to be completed in the standard APA format. Minimum 2 pages (not including title and reference pages). Abstract not required.