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    Values 2 Although Dow Corning’s restricted scope of business to breast implant research will prove that its “corporate culture” upholds the medical community’s “network of ethical value,” at the same time it also proves that it failed to maintain its “free expression” and “conservatism” within capitalistic markets (Brooks & Dunn, 2015, 1-530; Pfeiffer & Forsberg, 2014, p. Inside front cover -161). In other words, Dow Corning’s restricted business model could be viewed by the public as an admission of guilt for not pursuing further capitalistic ventures. Even if Dow Corning acted as a controlling shareholder in another company that produced breast implants, the criticism for doing so would be equally harsh as it would be no different than…

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    Problem(s): There are many problems that Dow Corning is faced with as a company throughout the case reading. Many of which may seem impossible to overcome at first but every problem has a solution. The first issue Dow Corning may face is the possibility of the Xaimeter model cannibalizing their existing business. This is the result of the brand solely focussing on the product itself and because it offered to consumers who know what they want without additional services. Consumers do not want to…

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    Dow Corning is a manufacturer of silicon-based technology products that was established in 1943 (About Dow Corning, 2017). For 20 years, Chip Reeves has been a salesman for Dow Corning and has seen technology advance in an effort for the company to achieve higher sales percentages (O’Brien & Marakas, 2011). Customer relationship management (CRM), as well as e-business, are the primary focus for Reeves as he is now the director of marketing and sales. Reeves wants sales representatives to give…

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    Australia’s worst mine disasters With a mining industry as large as Australia's it should come as no surprise that we have a vast history of accidents, varying in size. The worst mining disaster in the history of Australia occurred in 1902 at Mount Kembla mine and claimed the lives of 96 miners. The incident was the result of an explosion. 81 miners were killed in the 1887 gas explosion in the Bulli Mine. The loss of life left 150 children fatherless and around 50 women were suddenly…

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    Union Carbide Disaster in Bhopal - India The impact(s) of this incident. The Union Carbide Catastrophe is one of the world’s devastating and life-threatening events, which have claimed for many lives of people and it is reported that it continues to today. Based on the play, the Union Carbide Catastrophe is a 33 years incident that happened in Bhopal India on 4th December 1984; released nearly 40 tons of highly toxic gas or poisonous gases known as methyl isocyanate. According to the play, at…

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    During the summer of 2013, I was employed by the Dow Chemical Company as a Maintenance and Reliability Engineer. I was located in Deer Park, Texas at their acrylates facility. My time there was only for the summer, which meant I was limited to thirteen weeks to complete my projects. The main project that I worked on while employed there was to install a filtration system for the circulator pumps. There are over sixty pumps throughout the site and they were all failing at different times due to…

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    In 1984 on the night of the second of December the Bhopal plant emitted 42 tonnes of methyl isocyanate gas exposing to more than 500,000 people and killing around 5,000 people. The clean-up of this disaster was insufficient and people are still being affected by the leakage. Methyl isocyanate gas also known as MIC is a clear liquid used to make pesticides, when exposed to the gas it brings the same effects as tear gas. Some of the effects that people went through were swelling and burning of…

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    M. C Mehta v. Union of India Case brief Facts 1. On December 4, 1985 a major leakage of oleum gas took place from the chlorine plant in sriram food fertilizers which adversely affected various employees of the organization as well as the nearby residents of the locality. On December 6, 1985 another minor oleum gas leakage took place from the joints of the pipe in the plant. The Delhi administration ordered sriram to stop the manufacturing of the hazardous gases and chemicals. 2. At this point,…

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    On August 6, 2007 the Crandall Canyon mine suffered a collapse which trapped and killed six miners. The mine is located near Huntington, Utah and a large source of jobs in the area is coal related. The event occurred because of dangerous mining practices and not taking caution after a similar incident occurred in March, which offered “clear ‘red flags’ indicating that the mine was unstable” (Urbina). From the conflict perspective we can see two groups, Murray Energy Corporation (bourgeoisie) and…

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    From the early 1900s, Zonolite vermiculate mine was a primary worldwide that produce 80 percent of vermiculite production. However, the toxicity that was not clarified from government and mining fill to the miners were slowly killing in the town, Libby. Based on the article, A Town Left to Die, written by Andrew Schneider, it depicted how people suffer from the toxins in the air, asbestos, which came from the vermiculate mining. Agent What agent was responsible for the illness in the Libby…

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