For this assignment, you need to read the Merck River Blindness case (attached file) The Sorrell College of Business requires you to answer 2 questions :
1/ Think about the definition of stakeholders — any parties with a stake in the organization’s actions or performance. Who are the stakeholders in this situation? How many can you list? On what basis would you rank them in importance?
2/ If you were the senior executive of Merck, what would you do?
Start with question 2: If you were the senior executive at Merck, what would you do? Answer that question using a framework for ethical decision making I listed below. By using the framework, you will answer question 1 when you have to determine who the stakeholders are as a part of the ethical decision making framework.You must write your analysis in essay format.
You will be graded on quality of information, mechanics, considering and identifying stakeholders, choosing a course of action and your analysis. Be sure to sufficiently explain your analysis using the framework. You are also required to cite to at least three external sources. Use the APA format for citations.
+ Eight Steps to Sound Ethical Decision Making
Gather the facts
Define the ethical issues
Identify the affected parties
Identify the consequences
Identify the obligations
Consider your character and integrity
Think creatively about potential actions
Check your gut
You just need to do Gather the facts and Define the ethical issues.
Write about 2 pages and no plagiarism.