Case study report on ford company who made a car named as pinto the presentation tells the summary of design issue and the flaws in the car and ethical issues. Free essay: (shaw, barry & sansbury, 2009, pg64) from the case, ford has always denied that the pinto is unsafe compared with other cars of its type but this is because on cost-benefit reasoning, ford had determined a monetary value on human life, which is against the ethical theories it cannot be. Essays in philosophy is a biannual journal published by pacific university library | issn 1526-0569 | http://commonspacificuedu/eip/ recommended citation hazelton, james the ford pinto case illustrates these problems were significant even in friedman's day dowie (2004) explains that the then. To examine the definitions and concepts of the theory, in relation to business ethics, c reference to the ford pinto case will be used it should then old testament analysis ancient sacred works of the hebrews spiritualism literary works on religion christian apocrypha and essays new testament #18 #20 # 22 #24. Beginning business students to personal and business dilemmas, requiring reflection papers on their experiences, debating business and the potential company/business ethical scandals include the ford pinto case, worldcom accounting scandal, sunbeam corporate scandal, adelphia scandal.
In 1971 ford motor company decided they wanted to create a compact car that could compete with the other japanese manufactured cars it rushed from its inception to its actual production in the end, these cars proved to be one of the most dangerous ever produced because of their extreme flammability. The ford pinto designs had the placement of the fuel tank behind the rear axle the fuel tank position has allowed the projecting bolts to puncture the tan. In class, we discussed the importance of professional ethics in guiding the choices that engineers make for energy conservation were just around the corner (awaiting the arab oil boycotts that arrived first in 1973-74), ford motor company with lee iacocca as its president, introduced a new line of cars, the ford pinto. Aims of this lesson • revise utilitarian ethics • link it to cost-benefit analysis used by businesses • consider the case of the ford pinto (1972) one problem that emerges when applying utilitarian ethics • one fact about the pinto case • one sentence you could use in an essay on business ethics 11.
Contents [hide] 1 background 2 design flaw 3 grimshaw v ford motor co 4 the pinto memo and its risk-benefit analysis 41 calculus of negligence 5 further backlash 51 nhtsa investigation 52 recall 6 the ford pinto myth 7 analogous cases 8 ethical take away 9 references. The ethical dilemma in the ford pinto case essay 1610 words nov 24th, 2009 7 pages the ethical dilemma in the ford pinto case on august 10, 1978 three young girls died in a 1973 ford pinto after being stuck from the rear by a driver in a van the ford pinto was completely engulfed in flames and the accident.
Criticized ford—plaintiffs and defense attorneys, and safety consultants they found that, in schwartz' rather dry description, “several significant factual misconceptions surround the public's understanding of the case” the purpose of the present paper is to describe the pinto case and point out commonly held factual. This case examines the ethical challenges and corporate social responsibility initiatives ford motor that despite its strong code of ethics, ford has experienced serious misconduct in the past next, we http://wwwwfuedu/~ palmitar/law&valuation/papers/1999/leggett-pintohtml (accessed february 12, 2014.
Between ethical behavior and business practice through bridge paper™: moral imagination and management decison making pinto era between 1973 and 1975, gioia was in charge of recalling defective automobiles at ford he had always thought of himself as an extremely moral and socially. The aim of this essay is to review the role of professional ethics in engineering education in the united states from a historical and philosophical perspective detail on these three seminal cases, see fielder and birsch, the dc-10 case anderson et al, divided loyalties and birsch and fielder, the ford pinto case.