Corporate Social Responsibility Essay

2319 Words Oct 17th, 2011 10 Pages
Assessment 2: Research Project/Essay
Business Ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility, & Globalisation, within the Global Electronics Industry

Presented to:
Dr Gustavo Guzman
7112IBA Globalisation & Corporate Social Responsibility, G01_2.13A,
Griffith Business School, Gold Coast Campus

Prepared by

Kevin Vohra 2746020
Word Count =

October-29-2011

INTRODUCTION
The global electronics industry comprises of many partners that make up a complex international supply chain. Due to globalisation, TNCs have set up subsidiaries that operate in under developed foreign countries like Asia. They operate in the areas of manufacturing of components for computers, assembly, contractors, suppliers, software, technical
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The workers are also subjected to lower wages then what they should be getting compensated for. As indicated by Manning; Real wages are miniscule compared with those in the United States, Japan, and Australia or most European countries. Government minimum daily wage rates $2-3 per day in Indonesia and Philippines are just a fraction of the wages in the US and Australia (Manning, Jul 1998). A lot of employees are contract or migrant workers as well and have very little control of their job situations. There is little job security for these people due to the nature of contract. The workers do not receive benefits, and are subjected to some harsh conditions. Some people work in hazardous conditions that are unsafe and do not meet appropriate working standards. Forced labour, and child labour is also common in the electronics industry during the mining phase where some companies employee uneducated children from China, and Africa. These kids are often working under dangerous conditions, for low wages and some work as slaves. The reason why TNC’s are attracted to countries like Africa is due to its richness in precious metals. Unfortunately the governments in underdeveloped nations have little control, and laws over the TNC’s that operate within their borders. Often the countries themselves are corrupted. The responsibility often falls on the TNC’s who

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