Business And Society
lease read Chapter 4 Discussion Case: “Chiquita Brands: Ethical Responsibility” (pg. 88-89). Also view the discussion case support video.
Using the concepts presented in Chapter 3 as well as the facts presented in this case, provide a short response to each of the following six questions and provide a response to one (1) classmate’s post as to why you agree or disagree to one of their responses:
1. Based upon the facts presented in this case as well as from the support video, does the concept of ethical relativism (p. 70) apply to the issue of the terrorist demands? Why or why not?
2. Based upon the facts presented in this case as well as from the support video, does the concept of ethical egoism (p. 76) apply to the managers at Chiquita Banana? Why or why not?
3. Using Figure 4.4 as an ethical base, which of the four reasons might apply in Chiquita Banana’s decision to pay the terrorist?
4. Based upon the four methods of ethical reasoning presented in Figure 4.6, which method best applies to Chiquita Banana’s decision to pay the terrorist and why?
5. Based upon the three components of ethical criteria presented in Figure 5.1 which component best applies to Chiquita Banana’s decision to talk to ‘60 Minutes’ and why?
6. Should Chiquita Banana be given the “civil death penalty and be put out of business for their actions? Why or why not?