In the Module 3 Case, we will use the Utility Test to inform our understanding of the Mattel case study.
Visit the library, and locate the following article:
Sethi, S., Veral, E., Shapiro, H., & Emelianova, O. (2011). Mattel, Inc.: Global manufacturing principles (GMP) – A life-cycle analysis of a company-based code of conduct in the toy industry. Journal of Business Ethics, 99(4), 483-517. Retrieved from ProQuest.
In a well-written, 4- to 5-page paper, apply the Utility Test to the Mattel case study.
Step 1: Identify the alternative actions that are possible and the persons and groups (the stakeholders) who will be affected by these actions.
Step 2: For each of the most promising alternatives, determine the benefits and costs to each person or group affected.
Step 3: Select the action in the current situation that produces the greatest benefits over costs for all affected.
Step 4: Discuss what would happen if the action were a policy for all similar situations.
Utility ethics are often referred to as “consequentialist” ethics, because it is the outcome—or the consequences—of an action or behavior that is important. Read the sections on Utilitarianism and Consequentialism at this link: https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/consequentialis…
Then read the following discussion of Utility Ethics: https://www.scu.edu/ethics/ethics-resources/ethica…
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