Ethics and Social Responsibility

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Question Description

This assignment is designed to identify how decisions impact a business. Corporations have an obligation to be ethical at all times. For this assignment; the student will identify potential ethical implications surrounding the decision, and how this may impact the decision-making process. From there, corporate social responsibility will be explained and how it can impact the outcome of decision-making for an organization.

Assignment Steps

Identify a business in your local community. This can be your current place of employment or a business with which you are familiar.

Develop a 1,050-word examination of the ethics and social responsibility practices within the organization.

Include the following in your examination:

  • Select a business decision within the organization.
  • Identify the potential ethical implications associated with this decision.
  • Determine the effect this may have on the decision making process.
  • Identify how the organization applies corporate social responsibility to the business.
  • Evaluate the influence that corporate social responsibility has on the organization.
  • Discuss the application of critical thinking to corporate social responsibility.

Format the assignment consistent with APA guidelines.

Tutor Answer

School: Carnegie Mellon University



Apple Inc. Ethics and Social Responsibility


Institutional Affiliation


Business Decision within the Organization

Apple Inc. remains one of the most intuitive companies in the world, with simplicity and
elegance of its portfolio that has made its market share among the most loyal. The company
products are designed in California but assembled in China and Taiwan. One of the primary
differences between Apple and other manufacturers is that the tech giant sources from other
manufacturers across the world, who funnel product parts to a single device. Apple Inc. operates
economically by sourcing parts from many suppliers. However, the devices are labeled Made in
China owing to the company’s outsourcing of assembling of the iPhone and other products in
China (Hartman, DesJardins, & MacDonald, 2014). The outsourcing factor is that the
corporation is trying to keep profits and spend little on labor. Apple Inc. executives have
maintained that other than the attraction of cheap labor abroad, foreign workers are characterized
by flexibility, industrial skill, and diligence that is unmatched by their American counterparts.

Potential Ethical Implications Associated With This Decision

Outsourcing decisions by Apple Inc. have been marred by controversy of labor problems
owing to deplorable working conditions in its supply chain. Apple Inc. suppliers have been
connected with low wages, d...

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Tutor went the extra mile to help me with this essay. Citations were a bit shaky but I appreciated how well he handled APA styles and how ok he was to change them even though I didnt specify. Got a B+ which is believable and acceptable.

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