Case study Problem Statement

Nov 2nd, 2014
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Question description

I need a good problem statement between 100-200 words for the following case study(attached) below. With a quote or resource from a website with the citation.

This is what I currently have for the Problem statement, but it just doesn't feel complete. If anyone could help me I would greatly appreciate it!!

Problem Statement

All types of industries; whether big or small generate hazardous wastes. But there are some companies which try to get rid of their dangerous waste by simply dumping it illegally. All for saving money at the cost of the environment. It’s a threat to our rivers, lakes, air, land, oceans and ultimately to our health, environment and our future ("Ill Effects Of Illegal Dumping Of Hazardous Waste," n.d.). The problem in which Rebecca faces is whether or not to risk her job for her ethical beliefs. Many industries are blamed for cutting lives short by exposing innocent people to dangerous chemicals ("Ill Effects Of Illegal Dumping Of Hazardous Waste," n.d.).



I have attached the case study.


Thank You!

Case study

Rebecca Jansing stared out her office window at the lazy curves and lush, green, flower-lined banks of the Yampa River. She had grown up near here and she envisioned the day her children would enjoy the river as she had as a child. But now her own company might make that a risky proposition.

 Rebecca is a key product developer at IniTech Corporation, an industry leader. Despite its competitive position, IniTech has experienced several quarters of dismal financial performance. Rebecca and her team have developed a new lubricant product that the company sees as the turning point in its declining fortunes. Top executives are thrilled that they can produce the new product at a significant cost savings because of recent changes in environmental regulations. Regulatory agencies have loosened requirements on reducing and recycling wastes, which means that IniTech can now release waste directly into the Yampa River.

Rebecca is as eager as anyone to see IniTech survive this economic downturn, but she doesn’ t think this is the way to do it. She has expressed her opposition regarding waste dumping to both the plant manager and her direct supervisor, Martin Feldman. Martin has always supported Rebecca, but this time was different. The plant manager also turned a deaf ear. “ We’re meeting government standards,” he said. “It’s up to them to protect the water. It’s up to us to make a profit and stay in business.”

Frustrated, Rebecca turned away from the window, her prime office view mocking her inability to protect the river she loved. She knew the manufacturing vice president was visiting the plant next week. Maybe if she talked with her, she would agree that the decision to dump waste materials into the river was ethically and socially irresponsible. But if she didn’t, her job might be in jeopardy. Her supervisor had already accused her of not being a team player. Maybe she should just be a passive bystander – after all, the company isn’t breaking any laws.


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