Ford Pinto Scandal Essays and Term Papers

  • Ford Pinto

    CASE STUDY THE FORD PINTO Q1.What moral issues does the pinto case raise? The moral issues raised in Pinto case are that business should not put a value on human life and avoid known dangers. As ford thought they could get away with a dangerous automobile...

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  • Ford Pinto

    “For seven years the Ford Motor Company sold cars in which it knew hundreds of people would needlessly burn to death.” Mark Dowie, Author of Pinto Madness (8) One of the biggest automotive news stories in the latter part of the 1970’s dealt with tales of exploding Ford Pintos and the considerable...

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  • Ford Pinto

    Utilitarian Evaluation of Ford Pinto Case Utilitarian approach is based on simple cost-benefit analysis of each individual issue. The rule by which utilitarian classifies an action as moral if it produces more good than bad, and immoral if it produces more bad than good. In other words, cost-benefit...

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  • Ford Pinto

    Ford had Responsibility to Fix Pinto The Ford Pinto case study clearly presents an unethical and immoral practice that shows corporate greed for a positive bottom line is more important than the value of human life. Along with the issue of greed is the need to outdo the competition to be the...

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  • Ford Pinto

    properly. By these global companies dominating smaller competitors, there are little choices left, and as a result, there were protests, riots and scandals. Two largest France based corporations, Suez and Vivendi private water companies manage water for 230 million people. Whereas, United States...

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  • The Ford Pinto

    The Ford Pinto Question 1 What moral issues does the Pinto case raise? ANS: The Pinto case raise the moral issues of what is the dollar value of the human life. That the businesses should not be putting a value on human life and disregard a known deadly danger. In order to perform a risk/benefit...

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  • Ford Pinto

    The Ford Pinto, one of the worst cars In 1978, three teenage girls were driving in their Ford Pinto on the Highway 33 in Northern Indiana. Suddenly, a van rammed their car from behind. Their car burst into flames and all the three teenage girls died. This fatal crash was one of a series of Pinto accidents...

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  • The Ford Pinto

    The Ford Pinto: An Ethical Mishap LS501 - Smith Unit 2 Assignment - Case Study Due: 17 January 2012 The Ford Pinto case study provided an interesting insight into the automotive industry. The fact that an automobile manufacturer was willing to allow a product onto the streets that had the...

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  • Ford Pinto

    Ford Pinto Case Ford Pinto Case If we were involved in the Ford Pinto dilemma we would have used Deontological Ethical reasoning to decide whether or not to disclose the danger that the Pinto posed and/or use that reasoning to determine whether or not to install the part(s) that would make the Ford...

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  • Ford Pinto Case

    Ford Pinto Case John Fraughton Jr. Taylor Gray Brenda Greenwell Christopher Macintyre Leanne Marks University of Phoenix MGT 216 March 17, 2010 Table of Contents Introduction 3 Recommended Solutions and Supporting Information to the Ford Pinto Case 3 Traffic Safety and Accident...

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  • Ford Pinto Essay

    and the Ford Motor Company wanted to produce a inexpensive vehicle to appeal to the first time buyers market. Mr. Iacocca philosophy was for consumers to remember Ford as the very first vehicle that they owned so that when it was time for them to invest in another vehicle it would be a Ford. But, in...

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  • Case study on FORD PINTO

    CASE STUDY: FORD PINTO The case over here is that of Pinto a car launched by Ford motor company. The Ford Pinto is a subcompact car produced by the Ford Motor Company for the model years 1971–1980. The car's name derives from the Pinto horse. Initially offered as a two-door sedan, Ford offered "Runabout"...

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  • Ford Pinto Case Brief

    Ford Pinto Case Brief There was strong competition for Ford in the American small-car market from Volkswagen and several Japanese companies in the 1960’s. To fight the competition, Ford rushed its newest car the Pinto into production in much less time than it usually required to develop a car. The regular...

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  • Ford Pinto Case Study

    Discussion Questions: 1. The cost benefit analysis, by itself, is not unethical. The timing of the Pinto analysis at Ford is unethical because it was used to justify not taking action on a repeatable problem that would eventually cost lives if not corrected. 2. It is different because there is a reasonable...

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  • Ford pinto case

    started reading this I was in utter amazement that anyone would be allowed to do this. What the Ford Company did to all those 900 people is a crime. This is such a good example of cooperate greed. When Ford put this car out they knew it was dangerous. They did 40 crash tests and found the problem. So...

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  • Ford Pinto Case Study

    Ford Pinto Case Study University of Phoenix MGT 216 December 21, 2010 Ford Pinto Case Now more than ever it seems that organizations face ethical or moral dilemmas. The dilemmas that an organization can see are both issues that can be caused by internal or external factors. External issues...

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  • Ford Pinto Case

    the Ford Pinto Refer to this case, of about the Ford Pinto case, I have been read about this topic from web pages and forum that have been discuses. Here are some of studies that I have been made to finish this paper work in different aspects of ethics and professionalism. In the ‘Ford Pinto Case...

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  • Ford Pinto Paper

    ENGINEERING Engineering Issues and the Ford Pinto Major Walker, III Troy University The Ford Pinto was first introduced to the North American market in 1970. The Pinto was introduced primarily to compete in the small car market...

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  • Ford Pinto Case Study

    Running head: FORD PINTO CASE STUDY Ford Pinto Case Study Shannon Arrighi, Brad Collins, Chasity Mobley, and Tom Tumminelli University of Phoenix Ford Pinto Case Study Shannon---Introduction Faced With The Ethical Dilemma In this ethical dilemma the team agrees it would have been handled...

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  • Case of Ford Pinto

    I am the Recall Coordinator for Ford Motor Company. Field reports are coming in reporting the following: Rear-end collisions, Fires, and Fatalities. I must decide whether to recall the Pinto. (Case: Pinto Fires, Trevino & Nelson, p. 115) 3. Before the Pinto, Ford was immersed in an intense, internal...

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