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Professional and Business Ethical Challenges

  • Jadranka Skorin-Kapov
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Abstract

The first part looks at corruption and whistleblowing and presents the Wells Fargo accounting fraud (2016), the FIFA corruption scandal (2016) and the whistleblowing case Wigand v. Brown & Williamson (1996). Film discussions include the adaptation of the Wigand case in The Insider (1999), and the fictional scenarios in The Fugitive (1993) and The Shawshank Redemption (1994). The second part considers outsourcing and downsizing, including examples of General Electric and Levi Strauss & Co. Downsizing cases include corporations such as General Motors, Boing, and General Electric. The fictional scenarios are discussed in Outsourced (2006), Two Days, One Night (2014), Up in the Air (2009), and The Company Men (2010). The third part considers business competition and innovation. Presented cases include Mattel Inc. v. MGA Entertainment Inc. (2005–2008), Adidas America Inc. v. Payless ShoeSource Inc. (1994–2009), and Robert Kearns against Ford and Chrysler (1978–1992). The following films are discussed: an adaptation of Kearns’ case in Flash of Genius (2008), Tucker the Man and His Dream (1988), Joy (2015), and The Founder (2016).

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  1. 1.Stony Brook UniversityStony BrookUSA

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