Business Ethics Case Study: Nokia's Ethical Dilemma

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From the movie, it can be seen that, after all of the required ethical assessment was completed, both Hanna Karkisnen and Louise Jamison had a discussion with the Manager that was in charge of the employee’s welfare. Knowing that the employee’s welfare was neglected, it was clearly shown that throughout this discussion, the Managers in charge of the employee’s welfare felt threaten by the presence of both Hanna Karkisnen and Louise Jamison. At one point of the discussion, the managers even admitted that their practices did not comply with the Chinese law and that their employee’s welfare was not prioritized. After much discussion, the managers did agree to take more measures on balancing the company’s profit with social morality towards the…show more content…
This is because, Nokia should not only focus on the appearance of being ethical, but also actually practicing these ethical standards. If customers came to know more about how the employee’s welfare has been neglected, they would lose their customers. Aside from that, Nokia might face a downturn as they would be more likely to lose their ethical funds. By taking drastic measures and changing the suppliers, Nokia might just be able to put a stop towards these unethical standards of some businesses. This is said because, more companies may also start to adopt Nokia’s idealistic ethical standards and boycott suppliers who are unethical. I do feel that such ethical and drastic measures taken by Nokia can be a stepping stone towards creating a more secure and harmonize working environment for employees. Applying the theory of contractarianism, a social contract which prioritizes the welfare of employees and is fair to all can be developed, and practiced by more companies. Given that this contract is fair to all, companies are highly likely to abide and agree to the contract for the betterment of the working

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