For this assignment, you will first review the following case study:
A textile manufacturer is closing its North Carolina plant and moving the production of its products to a developing nation in Southeast Asia. The primary reason for the move is because the lower labor cost will allow the organization to benefit from the new location.
Proponents of the decision laud the move as a means to save the organization by taking advantage of the free market and finding cheaper methods of producing the company’s goods.
Opponents of the decision state that a trust existed between the company and the employees and that a breach of trust will occur due to this decision. Additionally, opponents cite recent findings that contractors in the Southeast Asia region, where the company is moving, have been cited for utilizing child labor and failing to provide working conditions equivalent to those in the United States.
Officials in the Southeast Asia region have answered the criticisms of the use of child labor by pointing out that oftentimes children are the only individuals in a family who are capable of working, and to deny them that opportunity would create even greater hardships on the already desperately poor population.
Next, review the article by Peslak (2005), and reflect on what you have learned about deontological (actions focused) and teleological (consequences focused) frameworks.
Peslak, A. R. (2005). An ethical exploration of privacy and radio frequency identification. Journal of Business Ethics, 59(4), 327-345
For this assignment, you will now write a paper that discusses whether this move discussed in the case study is ethical from the perspective of ONE of the following stakeholders:
- workers in North Carolina,
- stockholders (owners), or
- workers in Asia.
Locate two sources to use as references to support your paper. Your paper should be two to three pages in length.
Be sure to include the rubric elements from the guidelines below:
- The analysis should present an insightful and thorough discussion with strong arguments and evidence.
- The content should be highly relevant and informative while remaining on topic.
- Accuracy and close attention to detail should be clearly evident in all parts of the assignment.
- The writing should be clear and concise with proper sentence structure, grammar, and punctuation, and it should be free from spelling errors.
- The number of sources should meet or exceed assignment requirements, and all sources should be academically credible and properly cited using APA formatting.