1.Why did Isabel Arnett make the business decision that she made? Justify your answer.
2. This scenario illustrates one of the main reasons why ethical problems occur in business. What is the reason?
3. Would a person who adheres to the principle of rights consider it ethical for Arnett not to disclose potential safety concerns and refuse to perform additional research on Kafluk? Why or why not? Give reasons.
4. If Kafluk prevented 50 Asian people who were infected with bird flu from dying, would that change the ethical consideration in this scenario? Why or why not? Give reasons.
5. Did Tamik or Arnett violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in this scenario? Why or why not? Justify your answer.
1. The decision which was made by Isabel Arnett in order to refuse the individuals to make an investigation in the organization was made in order to correct its mistake as she knew that the vaccine has negative effects. Other reason for taking such decision was that she was afraid that if investigation would be done then it would harm the reputation of her own self and her trade. Therefore, such a decision would be considered to be against business ethics as it only made the vaccine in order to earn profit, did not made the vaccine with proper precautions and did not conducted a assessment of the same (Katsos, 2016).
2. From a numerous number of ethical issues which exist in an organization one of such issues which prevail in this case would be profit earning. Isabel only thought to earn profit by manufacturing such a vaccine which could cure bird flu as people in order to be protected would definitely buy it. But it was purely unethical as it did not conduct a test of the effects which the vaccine could have and also did not tell people before buying the same. Also, it was engaged in unethical act as it was stated that an organization could not get away with it thinking that no person could ever obtain knowledge of the immoral act (Clarkson, Miller, & Cross,2014).
3. No, any person who stick on to the standard of rights believing it to be ethical for Isabel to not to disclose the budding protection anxieties and repudiate to carry out extra study on Kafluk. As it was suspected that a chief problem in formulating whether a decision of an organization which was executed was ethical or unethical would be administered by stating that how the decision harms the rights of other people. Consumers, workers and society were considered as other individuals. In this case the decision was considered as unethical, as the decision was taken for earning profit which was a private benefit as a result of which the welfare of the society was averted.
4. Even if the vaccine would have limited 50 Asian people who were affected by bird flu from dying then also, the ethical consideration as in this case would not have been changed. It was not altered because of the Duty Based Ethics which prevails in a business. It affirms that customarily when the standard of actions derives from disclosed truths, it comprises of the concept of correct or incorrect. Therefore, it could be affirmed that the conclusion even if the people would not have been harmed by the intake of the vaccine then also the decision would have been considered as unethical (Malachowski, 2001).
5. No, Tamik or Arnett did not disobey the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in this matter as the Act exclusively limit the corruption of most of the executive of foreign management if the endeavor of making such payment was to stimulate the executive to provide trade prospect which did not take place in this matter. In the present case only welfare of society at large was covered up by profit making of the organization (Trevino, & Nelson, 2006).
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