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1.) Discuss the role of people, products, and profits played in the decisions made regarding the Ford Pinto.

2.) Discuss what if in the 1970's ford had the same mission, values and guiding principles as they have today. What is the relationship between the stated mission, values, and the guiding principles and the organizational culture as reflected in the Pinto case?

3.) Summarize the discussion of the alignment between a person with good morale values and Ford's values. Cite examples of how a person with good morale values compare with Ford's values.

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Discuss the role of people, products, and profits played in the decisions made regarding the Ford Pinto.

2.) Discuss what if in the 1970's ford had the same mission, values and guiding principles as they have today. What is the relationship between the stated mission, values, and the guiding principles and the organizational culture as reflected in the Pinto case?

3.) Summarize the discussion of the alignment between a person with good morale values and Ford's values. Cite examples of how a person with good morale values compare with Ford's values.

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1.) Discuss the role of people, products, and profits played in the decisions made regarding the Ford Pinto.

This was a very, very complex case. Most of the actions taken by Ford were very unethical, and some were even illegal. Ford knew of a product defect in the Pinto. It had been proven through crash tests before being released onto the market that when the Pinto was hit at a low speed from behind, it would cause the fuel system to ignite. The Pinto then had the very good chance of exploding, because of it. Many people died, ...

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Discuss the role of people, products, and profits played in the decisions made regarding the Ford Pinto.

2.) Discuss what if in the 1970's ford had the same mission, values and guiding principles as they have today. What is the relationship between the stated mission, values, and the guiding principles and the organizational culture as reflected in the Pinto case?

3.) Summarize the discussion of the alignment between a person with good morale values and Ford's values. Cite examples of how a person with good morale values compare with Ford's values.

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