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Review the Nike case study, which can be viewed by accessing the following link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5uYCWVfuPQ

Once you have viewed the case scenario, respond to the following questions, with thorough explanations and well- supported rationale:
1. These workers state the "only thing they have is their work." This statement suggests that, without this work, they would have a lower standard of living. Should we inflict western values on this society? Bring in the concepts of social responsibility, integrity, and other business ethics practices.
2. From Nike's standpoint, is this a fair assessment of their ethical standards? Explain some of the ethical issues that Nike is facing in the case.
3. Research what Nike has done to improve this situation since this 2011 video. Include the use of codes of ethics and other ethical standards implemented within the organization.
4. Is your opinion of Nike any different now after viewing this video? Would this change your buying behavior with respect to Nike products?
5. Use at least one scholarly source in your response.
6. All sources used must be referenced

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1. These workers state the "only thing they have is their work." This statement suggests that, without this work, they would have a lower standard of living. Should we inflict western values on this society? Bring in the concepts of social responsibility, integrity, and other business ethics practices.

First and foremost, all humans deserve to live in dignity, and therefore, any system that exploits people because of their poverty is not ethical. Just because the government and country of Indonesia has been unable to sufficiently provide jobs and employment for their citizens doesn't give these Western corporate conglomerates the right to take advantage of their citizens. This is what is currently occurring within the documentary wherein the workers live in abject filth, which is compounded by the amount of work that is required to be conducted by these workers for pennies per hour. Any ethical argument that attempts to justify these living and working conditions based upon the notion that if they didn't have this, they would have nothing is akin to stating that if slaves didn't have their master's food and lodging, they wouldn't have anything.

This is totally a farce and is flawed in logic as these workers deserve a decent living wage, which would still pale in comparison to Western standards but would at least provide for their basic ...

Solution Summary

A Nike case study video is provided. The explanation and well-supported rationales are given. The ethical standards of fair standpoints are given.

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