Apple’s Ethical issues in China and South Korea
Ryan M. Harmon
BUS323: Buiness Ethics
Febuary 3, 2013
The purpose of this study is to expand the boundaries of our knowledge by exploring some relevant facts and figures relating to Apple’s Ethical issues in China and South Korea. During this study well will look at some of Apple’s sucesses and challenges throughout Apple’s history and see how they affect the company’s ability to operate today.
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Discussion & Analysis4
Welfare and it’s affects on the U.S. Economy
Apple represents one of the most successful companies of our time. Apple’s intervative products have changed the way we use technology today. The success of Apple has created some challenges that has shed both good and bad light on this billion dollar company. In China we will review some negativity surfacing in the country due to working conditions at Foxconn one of the largest electronic manufacturing companies in the world. In South Korea Apple faces off against Samsung in a major court case concerning patents in which both companies accuse eachother of infringing upon eachothers technology patents. We will also look at Apple’s history in relation to ethics in the workplace where potential misconduct may be high due to labor standards and less direct oversight in countries where product components are manufactured with low labor costs. Apple is vigilant in attempting to ensure that it has a supply chain that honors the company values. To ensure compliance is maintained it requires each of its suppliers sign its “Supplier Code of Conduct” and Apple performs factory audits to ensure compliance.
Discussion & Analysis
In China Apple responds to acuzations that the company failed to maintain its ethical standards. This comes as the media is made aware that in some case factories...