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Question;Please assit me with my school workAlways submit your best, most;thoughtful work. Assignments should be well-organized and should demonstrate;the level of writing expected of college students. Present your ideas as;thoroughly as you can, providing examples and appropriate citations, (using the;Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th;edition). It is usually better to write too much than to turn in a sketchy;response. Your writing style is very important, and you will be graded on this;aspect of your work in such areas as grammar, punctuation, etc.Creative approaches, evidence of;critical thinking, and detailed answers are required. If you disagree with the;materials presented in the course, argue your point with verifiable examples;and outside data, properly documented and cited. Remember that even paraphrased;material requires proper citation (use APA format, both within the text and in;your reference list). Post your assignments as an attachment in your assignment;folder on or before the due date (use Word or an RTF file format). No late;submissions. Make a backup copy of your work in case you experience computer or;network problems when you are uploading your assignment. Submitted assignments;will be considered your final submission and submissions by email afterward;will not be accepted.Review and use the instructions and;rubric for each assignment. Review the APA guidelines under Course Overview;prior to submission. Check that all citations and references are correct and;noted within your paper. Turnitin may be used to review each paper for;plagiarism.Case Memos #1In this assignment, students will;read and analyze a case study. In response to the case study, students will;write an analysis in business memo format, addressed to the Board of Directors;for the company. The memo is written by the student acting as a hired;consultant for the company.The case study to be analyzed, Giant;Motors Recall Policy, is attached.By completing this assignment;students will meet the outcome(s):identify ethical issues that arise in domestic and;global business environments using an understanding of ethical concepts;and of legal and business principles;develop and evaluate alternatives to, and recommend;solutions for, ethical dilemmas, taking into account ethical and legal;requirements and the essential mission of the business enterprise;effectively communicate to internal and external;business stakeholders the complexities of ethical issues, suggesting and;analyzing various solutions in order to ensure appropriate business practices;and accountability;Requirements of Case;Memo #1:Draft memo using the prescribe format;(subheadings/sections) prescribed below;All sections must be comprehensive, in-depth and fully;justified;Resources from previously assigned course materials or;from your own research may be used to justify and support rationale;All in-text citations and resources must be in APA;style;Submit the completed case in the Assignment Folder.;Memorandum Format:TO:FROM:RE:DATE:INTRODUCTION:Brief 1-paragraph intro to subject of memo.FACTS SUMMARY: Summarize and explain the facts that are directly;significant and relevant to the ethical dilemma in this case.ETHICAL DILEMMA:Discuss the either/or ethical dilemma facing the company.ETHICAL ISSUE: Discuss the most significant ethical issue (there is more;than one, but choose one) related to, and arising from, the ethical dilemma and;then, explain the ethical issue and why it is an ethical/moral issue, etc.ALTERNATIVES:List;explain and justify two (2) possible alternatives/solutions to address;and resolve the ethical dilemma and ethical issue discussed above. Each;alternative should be comprehensive so that it addresses the related ethical;issue.Alternatives should be feasible;logical, directly related to resolving the ethical dilemma and addressing the;ethical issues in the case.Alternatives are expressed in the;form of propositions or prescriptive statements suggesting action and are;framed by asking the normative question, what could or should the company do?;Consider consequences. Identify relevant stakeholders and the effects on them;pros and cons, etc. of each alternative. Apply ethical theories in context of;your evaluations, but do not overdo this aspect. For example, teleological or;consequentialist theorists would examine who the stakeholders are, both;internal and external to the company, and the positive and negative;consequences for each stakeholder group, etc.RECOMMENDATION: Recommend one and only one (1) alternative from the two (2);alternatives suggested above. Justify and explain your choice discussing:why you chose this alternative;how, specifically, the recommendation will address the;ethical dilemma and ethical issues;how the recommendation will likely impact relevant;stakeholders;pros and cons of recommendation;feasibility of recommendation;how the recommendation will be implemented;Apply ethical theories, resources from previously;assigned course materials, or resources from your own research to justify;and support your recommendation.;FUTURE IMPLICATIONS;for RECOMMENDATION:Discuss;potential implications arising from recommendation for:the company;other businesses within the industry;other industries;CONCLUSION: Summarize the case and its ethical issues, implications;etc.Case Memo 1 CaseEthics Case Problem;(GIANT MOTORS RECALL POLICY)Giant Motors, a large auto;manufacturer headquartered in the Midwest, has had a difficult decade in terms;of the downturn in the economy, profits turning into losses, leadership, and;legal issues. Recently it seems to have turned the corner on all fronts and is;profitable again. Unfortunately, a major controversy regarding the safety of;its automobiles has arisen.The company has been forced to;recall many of its 2007-2011 automobiles because of steering malfunctions;which have lead to a number of accidents and a reported 40 fatalities since;2007. The press, the National Transportation Board, and consumer groups are;pounding Giant about its failure to issue a recall years ago when the steering;problems were first reported to Giant, claiming that lives could have been;saved, and injuries prevented had Giant issued an earlier recall.In the past, Giant has issued;recalls when ordered to by the government, or when there is a clear pattern of;a defect leading to injuries. In this case, Giant contends that no such pattern;existed and of course there was no recall demand by government agencies, that;reports of the steering problem were sporadic, vague, and the link between to;steering issue and the injuries/deaths unproven.Historically, Giant and other;manufacturers are inundated with false claims of manufacturing defects. Giant;contends that trial lawyers are famous for alleging manufacturing defects that;are never proven. If recalls were made based on anecdotal evidence, or on the;basis of a few defects in the millions of vehicles produced annually, the;company would have gone out of business years ago. Giant, like most other;manufacturing companies, uses a cost benefit analysis when it comes to consumer;safety. Recognizing that no vehicle will ever be perfectly safe, it installs;safety features, and recalls models for defects when the threat to consumer;safety outweighs the cost of the safety feature or the recall. Often times;this is guess work. The Ford Pinto case, going back forty years is the classic;example. Allegedly, Ford engineers that the placement of the gas tank in the;Pinto would cause some small number of fires upon impact, leading to injuries;and death. However this small number did not justify a re-engineering of the;Pinto to make it safer ? the costs of such a reengineering would cost more than;anticipated profits. The anticipated small number of claims filed for death or;injury would be satisfied within the anticipated profit margin. In the Ford;Pinto case, the cost benefit analysis was flawed and far more injuries, deaths;and claims occurred.You are hired as a consultant to;submit a plan to Giant on revision of its recall policy. In particular Giant;advises that it wants to have a sound ethical basis for its recall policy, as;well as a financially sustainable policy. (The company cannot simply recall all;units of a model simply because there is a safety complaint about one or;several vehicles of that model.)In formulating your recommendation, consider;the material in your readings, class discussions, and include the following;criteria for recall, percentage of vehicles in model line reporting defects;before recall is considered, timing of investigation of reported defects;whether and how an estimates of the number of injuries, deaths, and dollar;amounts for claims should enter into the recall decision.Case MeMemo #1;Grading Rubric (15%);Outstanding;Superior;Good;Substandard;Failure;5.25;4.46;3.94;3.41;2.89;Critical thinking/reasoning;demonstrates a;high degree of critical thinking, is consistent in accurately interpreting;questions && material; provides solid assumptions, reasoning && claims;thorough analysis & evaluation with sound conclusions;shows good;critical thinking, accurately interprets most questions && material;usually identifies relevant arguments/reasoning/claims, offers good analysis;& evaluation with fairly sound conclusions;shows occasional;critical thinking, questions & material is at times accurately;interpreted, arguments/reasoning/claims are occasionally explained, offers;fair analysis & evaluation with a conclusion;shows little;critical thinking, misinterprets questions or material, ignores or;superficially evaluates, justifies little and seldom explains reasoning;draws unwarranted conclusions;lacks critical;thinking consistently offers biased interpretations, ignores or superficially;evaluates, argues using poor reasoning, and/or unwarranted claims;5.25;4.46;3.94;3.41;2.89;Application of;concepts/development;arguments;or positions are well-supported with evidence from the readings/experience;ideas go beyond the course material and recognize implication and extensions;of the material and concepts;arguments;or positions are mostly supported by evidence from the readings and course;content, ideas presented demonstrate student?s understanding of the material;and concepts;arguments;are more often based on opinion or unclear views than on position grounded in;the readings of material or external sources of material;arguments;are frequently illogical and unsubstantiated, student may resort to ad;hominem attacks on the author instead of making meaningful application of the;material;a meaningful;attempt to explain or support ideas does not exist;2.25;1.91;1.69;1.46;1.24;Attention to instructions;demonstrated full;understanding of requirements responded to each aspect of assignment;demonstrated;understanding of requirements, missed one minor aspect of assignment;demonstrated some;understanding of requirements, missed a key element or two minor aspects of;assignment;failed to show a;firm understanding of requirements, missed two key elements or several minor;aspects of assignment;did not;demonstrate understanding of assignment requirements;1.50;1.28;1.13;.98;.83;Clarity, including grammar;writing;is clear and easy to follow, grammar and spelling are all correct, formatting;gives a professional look and adds to readability;most;ideas are presented clearly, occasional spelling and/or grammar issues;wordy;some points require rereading to understand fully, more than an occasional;spelling and/or grammar;unclear;and difficult to understand, frequent spelling and grammar issues;largely;incomprehensible writing/poorly written in terms of mechanics and structure;.75;.64;0.56;.49;.41;Adherence to APA style (6th ed.);no;APA style errors;attempts;in-text citation and reference list but 1 or 2 APA style errors are present;attempts;in-text citation and reference listing, APA style errors are present;inconsistencies in citation usage can be found throughout the document;attempts;either in-text citation or reference list but omits the other;no;attempt at APA style;="msonormal">


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