Case Study Discussion & Executive Summary: Pinto Fires

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Case Study Discussion & Executive Summary: Pinto Fires
Monday, March 28, 2011
Robert Adams, Kristi Nguyen, Ren Heeralal
Mgt 216/ Organizational Ethics and Social Responsibility
Instructor: DIANE RECTOR

Case Study Discussion & Executive Summary

This is an essay concerning a case study discussion & executive summary involving the Ford Pinto case.

On August 10, 1978, take for the chapter concerning (Managing business ethics), three teen girls died in an automobile accident horrifically. The vehicle was a 1973 Ford pinto and form what was in the report the vehicle was struck from the behind and the fuel tank ruptured in flames and the vehicle exploded (Straight talk about how to do it right)…

The purposes of this paper are to (1) discuss the role people, products, and profits played in the decisions made regarding the Ford Pinto case, (2) compare the relationship between the stated mission, values, and guiding principles and the organizational culture as reflected in the Pinto case, and (3) summarize the discussion of the alignment between our team’s values and Ford’s values.

According to the chapter this is not the first case involving deadly car accidents concerning the Ford pinto. So the question is asked:

Discussion of the role people, products, and profits played in the decisions made regarding the Ford Pinto.

One what I believe concerning the Pinto was a design defect that they knew about concerning the position of the gas tank. On the back of the Ford Pinto in my reasoning the trunk way too small and instead of spending the money to design a new complacent Ford decided too leave the gas tank right where it was. Course of the trunk of the car was expanded Ford had thought maybe this would hurt sales (Straight talk about how to do it right).

The thing about Ford sales pitch was “safety doesn’t sell” This coming from the President of Ford Company (Lee Iacocca Biography) Lee Iacocca at the time...
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