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examine: "Nike: The Sweatshop Debate" at the end of Part 2 address the following issues:

a) Describe the legal, cultural, and ethical challenges that confront Nike

b) Determine the various roles that host governments played in this particular operation.

c) Summarize the challenges facing the Nike managers. Provide your recommendations.


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a) Describe the legal, cultural, and ethical challenges that confront Nike.

Legally, it's interesting to note that Nike contractors were paying wages that were below minimum wage laws in several countries, such as Indonesia and Vietnam. By doing its business offshore, Nike got more favorable cost of goods prices, due to substandard and illegal wages. A secondary legal issue was the child labor one. While many of these countries have child labor laws, the enforcement of them is non-existent. Being in violation of law has been the status quo for Nike factories for quite some time, and probably still is today. Culturally, we ...

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