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Questions for "The Corporation"
1. What are a corporation's responsibilities to its stockholders? Has a corporation fulfilled these responsibilities? Explain.
. What are a corporation's responsibilities to its stakeholders? Has a corporation fulfilled these responsibilities?
3. Which mechanisms would effectively monitor a corporation regarding environmental and social issues?
4. Do you have any concern with Wal Mart's paying 3 cents of labor cost for producing a handbag?
5. Can every product be made "sustainable"?
[...] The documentary shows different united actions that made Corporations loose ground. One of the most relevant examples is, I believe, the fight of the people from Arcata. Together they decided to limit the number of chain restaurants in their town and prevent any further fast food restaurants development. This example strikes me because I am amazed to see that by a community action, people actually made a pertinent and concrete change in their direct environment What can you do now to help enhance environmental sustainability? [...]
[...] People are becoming more aware of sustainability and changes seem to be possible in a close future. But for now, our consumption habits remains unchanged, and the costs to make radical changes remain too high According to “Private Celebration” segment of the movie, what is the top factor attributable to the success of a corporation? Justify your answer. More than just a product, Corporations today, want to create a brand image. Customers do not care about the products themselves, but the message the brand sends. For example, Disney built a town called “Celebration” in Florida. [...]
[...] An external organization could investigate the Corporations to make sure they respect environmental and social basic rules. It could be assimilated to a kind of auditing. Governmental or Non- governmental organisms, in my eyes, represent the best mechanisms to monitor Corporations' issues. In the documentary, we can see a group of investigators who go in a factory and try to get in touch with employees. Such actions are necessary and should be extended. It is the only way general public will ever now about such practices Do you have any concern with Wal Mart's paying 3 cents of labor cost for producing a handbag? [...]
[...] The shareholders are one of a number of groups that could claims on company resources. The corporation does not fulfill its responsibilities towards the stakeholders. If the stakeholder idea were all taken into consideration, decisions in a corporation would be like those in a parliamentary assembly: and therefore not really effective. But I tend to believe that CSR gets more and more believers and that executive are becoming more aware of the role the Corporation plays within its direct environment Which mechanisms would effectively monitor a corporation regarding environmental and social issues? [...]
[...] Any employee who would confront a Corporation would ultimately loose. The person, at best, would eventually get fired. We could easily think of more possible outcomes; attempt of buying out people's silence, threats of any kinds, or legal pursuits against the employee. Had I been one of the reporters, I would have done the same. I would have gathered hard evidences (data, Fox briberies' attempts, lawyer's letters) for my case and I would have taken the matter to a court of justice; even to the Supreme Court if necessary. [...]
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