Unit II Essay
Establishing a culture of sound business ethics within an organization is challenging, to say the least. Companies that market products which are not considered to be “healthy” for consumers have additional challenges. Using the Online Library, research a company that markets “unhealthy” products. Examples might include tobacco or alcohol companies, but these examples are not exclusive. Respond to the following questions.
- Briefly describe the company and its product and the ethical dilemma associated with the production and distribution of its products.
- Examine how the perception of the product differs within cultures—both within the United States and globally.
- How has this company handled the ethical implications of its product with a focus on social responsibility, integrity, and business ethics?
- Explain how leadership within the organization can instill a culture of ethics within the marketing department as they strive to advertise a product that is not healthy for the customer.
Your response must be a minimum of two double-spaced pages, not including the title and reference pages. You are required to use at least one peer-reviewed source. Referenced sources must have accompanying citations, complying with APA guidelines.
Stender, S., Dyerberg, J., & Astrup, A. (2007). Fast food: unfriendly and unhealthy. International Journal of Obesity, 31(6), 887. Retrieved from http://go.galegroup.com.libraryresources.columbiasouthern.edu/ps/i.do?id=GALE%7CA181959310&v=2.1&u=oran95108&it=r&p=AONE&sw=w&asid=9fef725ea361ce35ef97fd667bdedb7e
Wood, M. (2009). Kids, fast food, & obesity: menu reviews from a Houston Pediatrician. Agricultural Research, 57(9), 20+. Retrieved from http://go.galegroup.com.libraryresources.columbiasouthern.edu/ps/i.do?id=GALE%7CA216486750&v=2.1&u=oran95108&it=r&p=AONE&sw=w&asid=3a6d35f08c22b355eb6ad3489a6676d8