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You are an expatriate manager at a manufacturing facility in Asia on your first assignment abroad. You are aware of increasing concern among your employees (mostly young women) about wages that barely permit them to live at subsistence level. The plant is not unionized and you know that your superiors in your home country are not supportive of efforts to organize workers. You also know that if workers vote to form a union and then demand higher wages, headquarters is likely to shift production elsewhere. If the plant were shut down, your employs would lose their jobs and you would be transferred. Should you encourage or discourage your workers in their efforts to unionize? Explain your decision.

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From the perspective of deontological ethics, since you are a manager for your company, it is your duty to carry out the policies of your company. You are duty bound to follow the orders and directives of your superiors at your home company. You should discourage your workers from unionizing. From the perspective of consequential ethics the consequences of forming a union and demanding higher wages would be that your company will close ...

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