Markkula Center of Applied Ethics

Ethics Cases

Global Leadership and Ethics

Are Tech Firms Responsible for the Misuse of Their Products?
Kirk Hanson and Patrick Coutermarsh
Focus: Do technology firms have an obligation beyond compliance to prevent their products from being used to further human rights violations?

The Case of the Million Dollar Decision
Michael Hackworth, Thomas Shanks
Focus: A company is planning to expand in a country where bribery is a normal part of doing business.

The Case of Maria Elena
Thomas Shanks
Focus: What are the ethical questions involved when a person finds out that an undocumented immigrant is working in their home?

The Case of Wu
Thomas Shanks
Focus: What are the ethical questions involved when asked to help out an illegal immigrant in desperate need of help?

The Case of the Plant Relocation
Karen Musalo
Focus: Your company can make more money for shareholders by relocating plants to a country with low costs and fewer regulations.


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