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Due Date: Length: Value: Topic: Aim: Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013 (6:00pm) by Moodle assignment drop box and a hard copy to mailbox #12, building 6, level B. Late assignments will be penalised. Please put your tutor’s name and your tutorial time on your cover page along with your own name and student id number (a cover page is on Moodle). 2200 words (including in-text references which must be used, but excluding the end reference list). No additional leeway; penalties for over 2200 words apply. Please use double spacing, 12 pt font and allow a wide margin. 30% of total available marks Ethical theory and its application to the case study: The Auto Companies in China (see below) Students are to demonstrate a sound understanding of the ethical theories and concepts covered in the topics listed below and their relevance to the case study below. Question: Read the case, The Auto Companies in China (see below or page 348 of your textbook). Firstly, explain and discuss each of the five theories listed above. Secondly, use each of these theories to highlight ethical issues that need to be addressed in responding to the question: Was it wrong for the car companies to help China expand its auto industry? Finally, what conclusions can you draw about business ethics in theory and practice? (It is recommended that you integrate the application into the theory section of your essay, eg after explaining and discussing utilitarianism, immediately discuss ethics issues regarding the case from a utilitarian perspective, rather than having all the application at the end of the essay. However, either way is an option.)

1. Utilitarianism 2. Kantiandeontology 3. Justice(3aRawlsand3bNozick) 4. Rights 5. Normativeethicalrelativism.
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1. This is a major piece of assessment which will require sustained reading, reflection and writing. It is strongly recommended that you commence your assignment in Week 1 of the teaching period and...
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