The Ethical Dilemmas Of Nike's International Business Ethics

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This report will begin by giving an introduction of the background information of Nike, a sports company, including the ethical dilemma it was involved in the course of undertaking its international business operations in the manufacturing of its goods and services in the underdeveloped countries. Furthermore, we will be looking at the different ethical issues that the company was faced with, such as Low Wages, Child labour, Operations in Countries with Union Restrictions, Expensive Endorsements and adverts, Highly priced Products, Cover-up Public Relations Efforts, Lack of Environmental Initiatives, Inadequate Health and Safety measures. We will also use the different frameworks of normative ethical theories to analyse Nike’s unethical behaviours. Based on the findings, we will be giving some recommendations on the way forward for Nike in order to restore its reputation. And finally we will be making our conclusions based on our findings. We would also include Nike’s response to issues raised. Introduction: Sweatshop is defined as a set of workplace abuses tailored towards a particular economic, political, or ideological agenda (Tara & Martin, 2006 ). In this case, we apply this definition to Nike and extend it as the violations of laws in the work environment that are subject to the following: fear and intimidation to speak out or form a union, absence of a living wage, long work hours, arbitrary discipline, and poor working conditions i.e health and safety

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