- In your judgment, were the possible utilitarian benefits of building the Caltex plant in 1977 more important than the possible violations of moral rights and of justice that may be involved? Justify your answer fully by identifying the possible benefits and the possible violations of rights and justice that you believe may be associated with the building of the plant, and explaining which you think are more important.
- In your judgment, does the management of a company have any responsibilities (i.e., duties) beyond ensuring a high return for its stockholders? Should the management of a company look primarily to the law and to the rate of return on its investment as the ultimate criteria for deciding what investments it should make? Why or why not, based on ethical principles/issues in your textbook?
Please include the case study rubric as the last page of your case study assignment. Please don’t include as an attached Word document. It is required to be the last page of your case study assignment. The rubric is located under Course Documents.
Download the document below to read “A South African Investment” 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.
Textbook Velasquez, M. G. (2012). Business ethics: Concepts and cases (7th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.