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you will write a research paper on a tropic relating to business ethic you will research what is being said and the academic literature about the issue

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BUSI 472 Research Paper Instructions You will write a Research Paper on a topic relating to business ethics. You will research what is being said in the academic literature about the issue and what the secular worldview suggests is relevant in the comtemporary business environment. You will then research the Bible for information related to the topic and identify what a Christian or follower of God should consider important related to the topic under consideration. Compare and contrast what agrees between Scripture and the secular thoughts and what may differ between the two. Your paper must be 8–10 pages and double spaced, not including the title page, abstract, and references pages. You must include 8–10 scholarly references in addition to the course textbooks and the Bible. You must use your textbooks as sources; other acceptable sources are journal articles from peer-reviewed journals, theoretical texts, and the Bible. Citations must be in current APA format. As this is a Research Paper, it must be written in third person. You will choose a topic and write a rationale for that topic. Final approval must be received from your instructor. You will also create an Annotated Bibliography. The Annotated Bibliography must be in current APA format, and a 100-word description (of the reference itself and its contribution to the paper) must be included ...
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International Business Ethics




The purpose of this paper was to evaluate antitrust laws that were breached by two
companies. The pharmaceutical and telecommunication companies violated the antitrust laws
differently. A case of an ethical dilemma on what would have been a sound judgment after they
were accused of breaching the law became imminent. In the pharmaceutical case, it was found
the company was violating antitrust laws by colluding with other manufacturers to delay the
release of a generic drug. The reason for violation was to take advantage and make increased
profits. Also, legal barriers to market entry were identified. They included copyrights, patents,
and exclusive rights. In the second case, customer's responses to mergers were investigated.
Most were found to resist mergers because of the perceived change in quality and prices.
Notably, Christian views on business ethics have been addressed as opposed to secular thoughts
on business ethics.
Several corporations have been casualties of the antitrust investigation in America.
Antitrust laws are policies that were implemented to promote fairness in business competition.
Resourceful Corporations were taking advantage of their market control and leadership to
unfairly lock out small companies. These corporations practiced cut-throat competition by
forming mergers and acquisition with the primary objective of eliminating small businesses. The
unethical business practice necessitated for the introduction of antitrust laws to curb the vice.
Since the introduction of the antitrust laws, some American firms have been investigated
breaching antitrust laws. Some have ended up being penalized heavily in a move aimed at taming



the unethical business practice. In this research paper, two examples of how mergers and
acquisitions have impacted business operation will be evaluated.
Example 1
Reason for Discouraging Competition
The case in question is a multinational pharmaceutical company that has an intention of
positioning itself as the only producer of a generic drug. The antidepressant is the most profitable
product having fetched about $2.11 in the previous financial year for the company. The Federal
Trade Commission was on high alert and has already commissioned an investigation over the
allegation that the corporation is shielding other competitors from entering the market.
Interestingly, the manufacturer still planned to delay the release of the low priced drug.
There are several reasons as to why the firm would want to prevent competition. In this
case, the primary reason would be to remain profitable. The background information of the
company indicates the sales from the generic drug have increased by a margin of 22% from the
previous year. Hence, the delay is a tact by the manufacturer and other industry players to stem
competition from small manufacturers who also have a chance of coming up with cheaper
generic drugs. Microsoft Corporation was accused for a similar matter in 1998 (Chakraborty
2014). The company integrated Internet Explorer as the default browser in its operating system,
denying other competitors and opportunity to invest in the product. It was argued Microsoft
intended to lock out competitors so that they can reap maximum profits. Furthermore, they
entered into agreements with computer manufacturers to promote their generic browser. The
multinational company was held culpable for violating the antitrust laws (Chakraborty 2014).
The primary reason why Microsoft behaved in this manner was to protect its market control and



profitability. Equally, the pharmaceutical company is engaged in the unethical practice to protect
its profitability especially at a time when the market appears more promising.
Legal Barriers
There are several types of legal barriers to market entry which are enforced by the
government for several reasons. Examples of these legal barriers include copyrights, patenting
and being granted exclusive rights by the government. In the international scene, bodies like the
World Trade Organization provide exclusive rights to countries to conduct certain business.
Copyrights, patenting and exclusive rights fall under the broader class of Intellectual Property.
The government protects products that have been designed t...

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