UNETHICAL BUSINESS CASE STUDY ON NIKE Summary This project is focused onthe unethical behaviors of Nike. The essay will be exploring the ethical situation of Nike, the unethical behaviors, as well as the company’s role in reducing and correcting its unethical issues. Nike is no doubt one of the world’s leading footwear and apparel company, but continues to outsource its manufacturing to factories in Asian countries like China, Thailand, Bangladesh, India, and South Korea.
Goals Nike focuses on pursuing opportunities and improving their product to enhance the human potential. Thereby they create product, services and experiences for athletes helping them overcome limitations such as climate and road types. Core Competency and Sustainable Competitive Advantage Nike’s have maxims to help Nike employees to create better products and provide better services for the customers. Henceforth creating better customer value compared to companies.
Introduction Nike is a company that manufacturing, designing, developing and selling about the footwear, apparel, equipment, accessories and services. The location of where the Nike headquartered is in Beaverton, Oregon which is in the Portland metropolitan area. It is one of the world 's greatest producers of athletic shoes and apparel and manufacturer of sports equipment. The company was founded in January 25, 1964 which was named as Blue Ribbon sport by then changed the name to Nike in 1978 which was taken from the name of the Greek goddess of victory. It repetition has been known world widely.
It secures the athletes and give them trust and dedication to fight for their ultimate goal to achieve. Nike's ads are basic , but very effective. Nike's pathos is if you wear nike you don’t have to worry about anything; your in good hands ,the products will not fail you. It will help you strive for your goal you want to accomplish. All in all, nike is making advertisements that their products are the best and better than the competition.
An advantage of how Nike uses this strategy is that it allows them to boost their profit by selling differentiated products and Nike have other products that will compensate for products that fails in the market. The difference between Nike and its competitors is that Nike produces their products for men, women, and children in different ways based on the basis needs, physiology, preference of design, and the trends in the market. However, the biggest threats to Nike’s market is the stiff competition with the other sports brands that sell similar products, which causes Nike to continuously come out with new products with new technologies and better
Introduction Sitting down and writing this essay, had me perplexed, I didn’t know where to begin and then I said ‘JUST DO IT’. A term that has many meanings such as motivation, energize, get in shape and work hard, and the first thing that comes to one’s mind is “Just Do It” which is what Nike stands for. The brand Nike is one of the most known brands for their slogan “Just Do It” which was coined in the year 1988. It is successfully known to all parts of the world with famous athletes associated with them to promote their products. Nike as a brand is such that is seen everywhere through advertisements or their reliable products they produce.
As a coach, I believe that there are a lot of ethical expectations I have for myself and for my players. Many of these expectations are the same for both me and the players, but the way they are applied can be slightly different. I believe that both players and coaches should always strive to do what is right both on the field and off it. Everyone involved can do this by living certain values and characteristics that will bring out the greatness in people.
Nike is the leading and renowned world supplier of athletic apparel and shoes. The brand is in control of over 47% of the market for athletic shoes. The company begun way back in 1962 and it was founded by Phil Knight and Bill Bower. It was originally known as Blue Ribbon Support and only in 1978 did it change its name to the worldwide recognized brand, Nike. Nike provides its products to more than 100 countries throughout the world.
Nike draws in peoples’ attention and gets viewers to agree with them and buy their product with the help of these three factors. Nike is a very successful company because of how they draw in their audience and display their commercials using ethos, pathos, and logos. The company Nike just celebrated their 25th “Just Do It” anniversary. The commercial is filled with
“Ethics”, in an organizational context, comprises a set of behavioral standards, expressed as norms, principles, procedural guides, or rules of behavior, defining what is appropriate (right) and inappropriate(wrong). Grounded in a system of values and moral principles, these behavioral
Nike has managed to shift their Manufacturing unit into Asian country’s were the labor is cheap to be exact wages of USD1 an hour were so little as one-tenth of those given in the US. No wonder that a pair of shoes which were sold for $150 in 1991 is made by indoasian women who were 58 cents a day but the situation has started to change and due to that reason the company has managed to minimize cost of production and not only double triple the the revenue as comparing to the year 1996. Finally we come up with promotion and advertising campaigns which became a grand success not only because they introduced sportspersons , they also introduced innovative ideas and wise strategies and the image of the Product, due to this process we can say that Nike targeted a huge no of audience and created a Prestigious brand which will be easily available for average people . they also came up with great tag lines such as ‘there is no finish life’ , and in the 1980 they changed it into “ JUST DO IT “ these quotes of tag lines are considerd very simple but very attracting and extremely encouraging for the customers .
Nike used to utilize child labor, rock bottom wages, abusive condition, the customers boycotted Nike and now Nike is a place where you look up to it. American companies sometimes do not care about how the others company treats their workers and customers get things cheaper because they pay their workers
This also evident from above discussion that ethical leadership is also crucial in developing the ethical culture within an organization. The employee performance can also incredibly increased by ethical and moral behavior in a workplace that practice good ethics. Finally, the overall performance of an organization in term of its financial outcomes is also benefited from the ethic practice. The case study of L’Oreal also provides a good example of all
The Mini Case manifests that Nike’s core competency is to create heroes. Nike spends over $1 billion per year sponsoring athletes, and transfer its brand image via celebrity effect. Nike sponsoring athletes who with huge potential, or even from disadvantaged backgrounds (Rothaemel, 2015). Those people’s success stand for “impossible to possible”, Nike impressing its customers that everyone can become a hero by these inspiring stories. From 1976 to 1983, Nike focused on product innovation, and launched the Air shoe which significantly contributed to a reversal in declining sales.
The psychology behind the design of their logo such as the colour scheme to evoke our feelings, the simplistic design of the “swoosh” created out of just two curved lines showing minimalism at its best, and the symbol of the “swoosh” to suggest motion and speed and the wing of a fierce Goddess explains why NIKE is one of the most well-known sports manufacturers worldwide. A strong identity design is more important than the quality of the products they produce in terms of reaching a variety of consumer