Week 8-2 discussion question.
All work must be 100% original and references must be included. Also both bullets must be answered. No cover page needed. Thank you.
“IBM and Google” Please respond to the following:
- Explain whether or not you agree with IBM’s cost-reduction decisions regarding both the pension plan overtime for employees and the acquisition of a competitor to protect IBM’s competitive position in the mainframe business. Examine how IBM’s actions contradict its value statement.
- Support or critique Google’s actions, as identified in the situations within the case study. Discuss the impact of Google’s actions on its reputation as an ethical and socially responsible firm.