The Informant Movie Analysis

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BUSINESS STUDIES FILM RREVIEW: THE INFORMANT! NIVASHA BUDHRAM 12 One of the many baffling wonders of Steven Soderbergh’s lively dark comedy The Informant! is that it is always clear what the main character is thinking. This therefore presents a challenge to viewers to decode the main character and get an understanding of his thoughts and understand him as a person. For example, in high-stress situations, his mental processes are nervy, hilarious murmurs of daydreams about polar-bear hunting techniques and poisonous butterflies. He seems to be out of touch with his own life, which helps explain how he makes such a profound yet fascinating mess of it. The story is based on a true crime book, namely The Informant. Authored…show more content…
This is evident in that ADM did not comply with the framework set out for the business, therefore issues such as accountability, fairness and transparency have been misused and unethical actions were carried out .For example we see Mark Whitacre forging signatures and being able to make unauthorised payments. Therefore the primary characteristic of good corporate governance which is accountability has been violated. This action is immoral and amounts to unethical behavior. Furthermore, employees in ADM were expected to accept kickbacks via cheques. Kickbacks of any form is immoral, unethical, criminal and is a form of bad corporate governance. Such behavior by an organisation breeds immorality and, once again the factor of transparency is misused as stakeholders were not aware of the illegal actions taking place. Due to the immoral acts of bad corporate governance, uncertainty of the businesses independence, integrity, fairness and discipline to stakeholders is weary and therefore this can lead to a bad image of the business which in the long term can affect the business. Poor governance is a business risk and must be rooted out of an…show more content…
This is beneficial to the competing businesses involved in price fixing as they no longer need to compete. However, stakeholder’s such as consumers are disadvantaged as they now have to pay a higher price for goods and services. Another unethical behaviour carried out in the film is by Mark Whitacre, who participated unauthorised payments whereby he forged signatures and collected five hundred thousand dollars via cheques. This is an illegal act and therefore is seen as

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