Competing Through Globalization Case Study

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Competing Through Globalization The Han Hoi riot took place in a manufacturing company in China where employees work long hours for noncompetitive wages doing repetitive tasks making iPods and iPads. In this particular instance, two employees who were overly worked got into a pushing match, where security got involved, beating the two employees, which caused other employees watching to become upset and retaliate against security. Unfortunately, this is not the only time of people reacting to such working conditions. There has been suicides that have taken place because of unhappy working conditions that employees face. Job dissatisfaction can be seen throughout cultures when jobs are less complex, less flexibility, value employee puts on the task, high safety risks, long hours, and uncompetitive pay (Noe, Hollenback, Gerhart, & Wright, 2015, p. 470-471). Exploitation is a profitable business for countries. According to Benton (2014), “profits from forced labor were estimated at 44 billion a year worldwide in 2005.” The people of these countries are beginning to retaliate against the unfair treatment, as seen in the case study. People are going to immigrate to other countries with better practices. The U.S. outsources a lot of …show more content…
inclusion and diversity page, a message from Tim Cook, states “We want every person who joins our team, every customer visiting our stores or calling for support to feel welcome. We believe in equality for everyone, regardless of race, age, gender, gender identity, ethnicity, religion, or sexual orientation. That applies throughout our company, around the world with no exceptions.” This sends mixed messages to all stakeholders in Apple Inc. How can a company preach equality, but outsource to companies what do not exhibit the same beliefs? Companies like Apple Inc. that outsource to countries that exploit workers damages their ethical beliefs and makes its consumers question their

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