The Ozone Threat: Managing with Uncertainty

Download the document below to read “The Ozone Threat: Managing with Uncertainty ” case (be sure to click the view/complete assignment link). Your answers must be based on ethical principles/issues contained in your textbook. You must refer to and cite ethical principles/issues in your textbook to support/justify your answers. You must number each course related ethical principles/issues for each case study question. Remember each case study question within each case study assignment must have three numbered and cited ethical principles/issues.  You must demonstrate your understanding of the course related ethical principles/issues in your textbook by applying these ethical principles/issues to the case study assignments. Simply providing your opinion is not sufficient and will result in no points.   After you have read the case, please answer the following questions:

  1. Describe the strategies which DuPont’s management used to respond to the ozone controversy before the 1978 ban. Identify the social costs and risks associated with these strategies and the populations that bore these costs and risks. Identify the social benefits deriving from these strategies and the groups that derived these benefits. In your judgment, did the social benefits outweigh the social costs and risks? Explain your answer fully.
  2. Evaluate the moral quality of DuPont’s strategies after 1978 in terms of (a) the utilitarian costs and benefits associated with those strategies as compared to other alternative strategies, (b) the moral rights of the various parties affected, and (c) the just or unjust way in which benefits and burdens were distributed among various populations by these strategies.
  3. TEXTBOOK=  Textbook Velasquez, M. G. (2012). Business ethics: Concepts and cases (7th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

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