Doing Good and Avoiding Evil


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Essay #: 067089
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Doing Good and Avoiding Evil
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Doing Good & Avoiding Evil
1. Who are the stakeholders?
The stakeholders involved in this case are: UXL, OSHA, and the workers and union at Rambo River. UXL, a for-profit corporation, is concerned with managing risk and maximizing share value. OSHA is tasked with establishing and enforcing health and safety regulations. The immediate concern of the workers is to retain their jobs. The individuals specifically named in the case – Thorsten, Francato, Salvatore, and Watson -- are expected to work to the benefit of UXL in the performance of their duties. Francato, Salvatore and...
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.....union, and, failing acceptance, that option ‘b’ should be implemented. The reason that a deontological approach should not be considered is because a for-profit organization’s primary purpose is not to “do good”, but to maximize shareholder value. In so doing, it sometimes makes sense to willfully disobey a regulation and pay the associated fine than to strictly follow the letter of every rule. For example, as a matter of policy a long-haul transportation company may under certain conditions allow its fleet to carry goods a little heavier than permitted. This is not to suggest that companies should disregard laws or engage in clearly immoral acts, but neither should companies blindly follow rules which might have been thoughtlessly imposed.