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Friday, April 15, 2011

Lecture for Friday 04/15/2011

Class to begin 9:00 AM

Class opening and Discussion 9:08 AM
Case 30: Firestone and Ford: The Tire Tread Separation Tragedy (starting on page 883 in your textbook)

The following questions were asked to provide a good insight as to the direction of the class discussion:
  • Who are the roll players?
  • Who are the stakeholders?
  • Summarize the facts…
  • What are the major ethical issues involved in this case?
  • How do legitimacy, power, and urgency affect a stakeholder’s position?
  • Who is at fault the tire separation controversy?
  • Does firestone have an ethical responsibility to pay ford for the tires ford replaced because ford thought they were unsafe?

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