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    Because products tend to become obsolete much faster today than they did thirty or forty years ago, research and development is one of the most important activities in modern business. However, it is an expensive activity. Some companies try to save money by paying people to conduct corporate espionage; that is, to spy on competitors' research and development operations. Is such espionage ever morally or ethically justifiable?

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    I do not think so such espionage is morally or ethically justifiable because ...

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    Because products tend to become obsolete much faster today than they did thirty or forty years ago, research and development is one of the most important activities in modern business. However, it is an expensive activity. Some companies try to save money by paying people to conduct corporate espionage; that is, to spy on competitors' research and development operations. Is such espionage ever morally or ethically justifiable?

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