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BUSINESS ETHICS AND LEGAL ISSUES

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Question;Antitrust;laws were essentially created to stop businesses that got too large from;blocking competition and abusing their power. Mergers and monopolies can limit;the choices offered to consumers because smaller businesses are not usually;able to compete. Although free and open competition ensures lower prices and;new and better products, it has the potential to significantly limit market;diversity.;Look;at the 2 examples below of how mergers and acquisitions have affected the way;in which companies do business.;Read;each of the 2 examples below. Prepare a APA formatted research paper that;responds to the aligned questions. Specifically, your paper must;Identify;the two firms with similar problems from different countries;Conduct;a comparative analysis of the firms;Analyze;political, social, ethical and legal differences and their impact on management;decision making;Provide;substantive conclusion and recommendations;Submitting;your assignment in APA format means, at a minimum, you will need the following;TITLE;PAGE. Remember the Running head: AND TITLE IN ALL CAPITALS;ABSTRACT.;A summary of your paper?not an introduction. Begin writing in third person;voice.;BODY. The body of your paper begins on the page;following the title page and abstract page and must be double-spaced (be;careful not to triple- or quadruple-space between paragraphs). The type face;should be 12-pt. Times Roman or 12-pt. Courier in regular black type. Do not;use color, bold type, or italics except as required for APA level headings and;references. The deliverable length of the body of your paper for this;assignment is 4-5 pages. In-body academic citations to support your decisions and;analysis are required. A variety of academic sources is encouraged.;REFERENCE;PAGE. References that align with your;in-body academic sources are listed on the final page of your paper. The;references must be in APA format using appropriate spacing, hang indention;italics, and upper and lower case usage as appropriate for the type of resource;used. Remember, the Reference Page is not a bibliography but a further listing;of the abbreviated in-body citations used in the paper. Every referenced item;must have a corresponding in-body citation.;Example;1;Federal;antitrust enforcers are investigating whether a multinational pharmaceutical;company has attempted to minimize the impact of generic competition to one of;its most profitable prescription drugs. This anti-depressant drug is the;company's best seller, with sales last year of $2.11 billion, representing a;22% increase from the year before.;The;Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is conducting an investigation to determine;whether the company has engaged in activities to prevent generic alternatives;to the prescription drug from entering the market. Specifically, the FTC is;challenging a practice among brand-name and generic-drug manufacturers to agree;to delay the introduction of the lower priced generic drugs to the market.;Answer;the following questions;Why;would the drug maker want to stymie generic competition? Explain.;What;types of legal barriers to market entry exist?;What;are the possible ethical dilemmas present in this example?;Example;2;The;boards of 2 major telecommunications companies recently agreed to a $16;billion-dollar merger that would create the world's largest telecommunications;company in the world. Although some agree that the synergy between these;companies could be dynamic, others feel consumers could ultimately pay the;price for the merger depending on which company becomes dominant in the various;service areas.;Answer;the following questions;Why;do you think consumer advocates have expressed concern over such merger;possibilities?;Other;than pricing, what are some pitfalls that consumers might have to deal with;when 2 major companies merge?;What;are the possible ethical dilemmas present in this example?

 

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