Spencer Hsu Ethics in Manufacturing in China. 12/9/13 We often hear in the news how badly factory

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Spencer Hsu Ethics in Manufacturing in China. 12/9/13 We often hear in the news how badly factory workers are treated in China. With their low wages, constant overtime, and hazardous work environments (Luk, 2013), it's simple to think that the factory owners are ruthless pigs. Even though conditions are far from perfect, western media have been attacking foreign practices for decades. American companies have mostly been trying to hide from the spotlight blaming the poor outsourced conditions on the foreign companies. The HBR case (Eccles, 2011) shows the challenges Foxconn had faced ever since news broke out about the conditions within the factory. Nevertheless, I wanted to take on the challenge in explaining China’s factory situation. I…show more content…
If a worker is lucky enough to get picked to work there, they will live on a campus that Foxconn has created. At the factory grounds, they provide food, shelter, and entertainment. For a migrant farm worker, this is a major improvement from their current situation. The income they generate is substantially more than what they would've made working in the farm or not having a job at all. In addition, the money they bring in, they send back to their families in their original communities. In China, much unlike the United States, a rural community can thrive with the income of a factory worker. Hundreds of thousands of people go to work in the factory to send money back to their families. Within these small communities, it would have all you would expect to live without going homeless and hungry, including convenience stores, restaurants, service shops, and a place to stay. Thus, it's a chain effect on how beneficial factory work is to the people of China. The role of outsourcing has created tremendous opportunities of growth in developing countries. Never in the history on this planet have so many people from developing countries gotten out of poverty. Because of western's society crave for cheap products, and western companies insatiable desire for maximizing profits by sourcing from the cheapest places on the planet, places that used to be the poorest are now having a thriving middle class. I am not exactly sure how I feel

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