Essay Good Business Bad Business and Sustainability

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Good Business Bad Business and Sustainability
The coursework is to complete a discussion of an organisation, policy, or product and evaluate the ways in which the object could be regarded as ‘good’, and ‘bad’. You may choose a specific case to evaluate; or build a hypothetical case using suitable real world examples.

A competitor firm has outsourced its production abroad. You could do the same. You are the major employer in the town where you are located. You have to decide whether also to outsource your production.


The industry that my firm operates within is the winter clothing industry. The company supplies clothing to multiple clothing retailers across the U.K and selected areas of Europe mostly around the
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Kantian deontology looks more at the duties you owe to people rather than rules like other deontological theories ‘Another way to show that Kantian duties are different from rules is to point out that many Kantian duties are positive and guiding, not restrictive and constraining’ (White 2009). Kant also goes on to express that we should ‘act in such a way that you treat humanity, whether in your own person or in the person of another, always at the same time as an end and never simply as a means’ (Kant, [1785] 1993, p. 429). Following Kantian theory I have a duty to my current factory employees and a duty to my local community who need the company to provide them with work and a livelihood. However I would also have a duty towards the shareholders to produce a return on their investment. I do not necessarily have a duty to employ the prospect Bangladeshi employees its more of doing an act of good that hasn’t arisen through duty but for our own benefit. We also have a duty to our customers to produce good quality products at fair prices. Therefore it comes down to which duty is the strongest duty and impacts the individuals the most. The impact of the outsourcing on the customers will be minimal, nothing more than a slight possible drop in price and saving them a small amount of money on each product purchased. On the other hand the impact of the outsourcing of labour on the shareholders will be far greater as they have direct interest in the company and want to see

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