Up Against the Corporate Wall: Cases in Business and Society, 6/e
S. Prakash Sethi, Baruch College
Paul Steidemeier, Binghamton University, State Univ. of New York
Published July, 1996 by Prentice Hall Business Publishing
Copyright 1997, 435 pp.
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This collection of 25 intermediate/advanced-level cases on the
interrelationships among business, government, and society provides
an exceptional richness of detail based on extensive research.
Provides in-depth and well-researched cases at the
Integrates business strategy with public policy and legal
environment in all cases.
Focuses on business doing things right rather
than simply causing problems.
Offers an international perspective.
Emphasizes processes for problem resolution.
Includes Issues for Analysis for each case.
NEWReorganizes content around:
NEWFeatures 6 new cases:
- Strategic focus.
- Key constituencies top management, lobbyists,
NEWIncludes 3 new cases showing business in
a proactive light:
NEWRevises/updates 12 cases, including:
- Whistleblowing (Alyeska Pipeline).
- Diversity at Xerox.
- McDonalds Environmental Policy.
- Nomura Securities Scandal.
- Merck and River Blindness.
NEWAdds two new international cases.
- Insider Trading.
- National Rifle Association.
- Film Recovery.
- Sears Affirmative Action.
- Domestic and International Tobacco Cases.
- South Africa.
I. BUSINESS STRATEGIES AND PUBLIC POLICY.
1. General Motors and the City of Norwood, Ohio.
Plant Closings and Their Impact on Affected Communities.
2. Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company.
Hostile Corporate Takeovers and Public Interest.
3. Insider Trading.
The Levine, Boesky and Drexel-Burnham Lambert Caper: How
and Why Do Innovative Entrepreneurs Become White-Collar Criminals.
4. The Alyeska Pipeline Service Company.
The Role of Whistle-Blowers in Detecting and Correcting
Legal and Regulatory Violations of Environmental Protection and Operational
Safety Procedures (Janet Rovenpor).
II. SOCIAL ISSUES MANAGEMENT.
5. Eli Lilly and Company versus the Church of Scientology:
The Prozac Controversy.
III. TOP MANAGEMENT ACTIONS AND CORPORATE SOCIAL PERFORMANCE.
Assessing Scientific Evidence and Beliefs.
6. Managing Cultural Diversity at Xerox.
Going Beyond Affirmative Action and Minimal Equal Opportunity.
7. Environmental Policies at McDonalds.
Proactive Management Yields Cost Savings, Freedom from Regulatory
Burdens, and Customer Loyalty.
8. The First National Bank of Boston.
IV. CORPORATE ADVOCACY AND GRASS-ROOTS LOBBYING.
Money Laundering and Other Activities by Banks and Other
9. General Dynamics Corporation.
Defrauding the U.S. Government Overcharging on Defense
10. The House of Nomura and the Japanese Securities Scandal.
The Integrity of Markets in a Cross-Cultural Perspective
(Iwao Taka and Thomas Dunfee).
11. Chemical Manufacturers Association, Washington, DC.
V. CORPORATE ACTIONS AND WORKPLACE SAFETY.
Educational Advertising Campaign to Change Public Perception
and Awareness of the Chemical Industry's Activities and Contributions
to American Society.
12. The National Rifle Association and Gun Control.
Lobbying Activities and Their Influence on Government Decision
13. Warner-Lambert Company.
VI. CORPORATE ACTIONS AND EMPLOYEE RIGHTS.
Personal Criminal Liability of Senior Executives for Accidents
Causing Workers' Death and Injury.
14. Iowa Beef Processors, Inc. (IBP, Inc.).
Unsafe Working Conditions and Labor Practices in the Meat Industry.
15. Film Recovery Systems, Inc.
The Extent of Officers' Culpability for Serious Harm, and
Even Death, of Workers Caused by Unsafe Working Conditions.
16. C. Itoh & Co. (America), Inc, and Sumitomo Corporation
VII. CONSUMER PROTECTION.
Conflicts between the Personnel Policies of Foreign Multinational
Corporations (MNCs) in the United States and Application of U.S. Civil
17. Comparable Worth.
A New Approach to Eliminating Sex-Based Wage Inequities
18. United Airlines, Inc.
An Issue of Age Discrimination or a Concern for the Safety
of the Flying Public.
19. Sears Roebuck and Company versus Equal Employment Opportunity
Employment Discrimination and Affirmative Action.
20. The Rise and Fall of GM's X-Car.
VIII. Multinational Corporations and Developing Countries.
The Politicization of the Regulatory Process: the Role
of Activist Groups and the News Media.
21. Cigarette Smoking and Public Health.
The Role of the Tobacco Industry in the United States.
22. The Tobacco Industry in the Global Arena.
How Tobacco Companies Have Set Their Sights on Global Opportunities.
23. Union Carbide Corporation.
Industrial Plant Accident in Bhopal, India: Responsibility
of the Multinational Corporation (Paul Srivastava).
24. U.S. Multinational Corporation in South Africa.
Should There Be Conflict Between Economic Interests and
Ethical and Political Imperatives? (Karen Paul).
25. The Benevolent Corporation?
Merck and Co., Inc. Gives Away the Cure for River Blindness.
The Role of Multinational Pharmaceutical Companies in Eliminating
Disease in Poor Countries.