Ethical and Social Responsibilities Chapter 1 Introduction The world’s economy continues to merge and companies with suppliers outside the country may feel an obligation to release their corporate responsibility information. Many companies have tarnished their reputations when it is discovered that their suppliers run sweat shops or violate various human rights. As a global corporation, Apple has the responsibility of ensuring every supplier and partner is operating at the highest ethical standard. Problem Statement While companies in other countries are not necessarily held to the same ethical and human rights standards that the United States requires, Apple has a social responsibility to ensure that all of their suppliers are committed to ensuring a fair and safe work environment as global business partners. The problem of this
ALIBABA CASE Introduction This case discusses the success of Alibaba.com Corporation (Alibaba) in China under the leadership of Jack Ma (Ma), its founder. It talks about the transformation of Alibaba into one of the most successful e-commerce companies in China and also analyzes its business portfolio. The case explains in detail the rationale behind Ma starting an e-commerce website and his efforts to bring about the growth of the company. Alibaba had emerged as the largest e-commerce company in China. The company tailored its strategies to meet the needs of the customers and made a mark because of its understanding of theChinese language and culture.
Given the choice, I would like to select and profoundly interpret some of the factors that are important enough to be listed in the process of turning around Actavis: + The first factor for Kapicic successful to turn-around the company is his way of living and his working style. He took this job because he like challenges and feel excited when he came to rescue an ailing company. As many people think that coming to China to raise Actavis up is impossible, Kapicic wanted to prove the opposite that he could make the company alive again. He had the strong enthusiasm with this challenge so that he come to China and generated his inside power to overcome hardship. + The second factor is his refreshing leadership style.
At that time, Trane relocated a lot of expertise to China to transfer technical know-how. In order to maintain strong relationship with the local Chinese government in Taicang, where their flagship factory is located, Trane partnership with the Taicang government as one of their strategies. Trane had a lot of support in their quest at being successful in their ventures in China (HVAC News, 2004). According to Marco Wei, Ex - Vice President of Trane Asia, he stated “one of the major keys in the company’s successful transition into China was through their assistance from the Chinese government
JC Penney has also has been used in organizations and is using organizations. First JC Penney watched stores such as LEVI and how they soared in sales (Macke, J., 2012). They have also seen what CEO Ron Johnson did with Apple’s retail and brought him onboard to hope that he can rescue their company (Macke, J., 2012). Organizations in the retail business are watching closely to see if JCP recoups their losses and becomes a competitor (Daft, 2013). If JCP does bounce back, America will see other stores following in their footsteps or designing new innovative ways to draw the customer in (Daft,
As she knew the condition of Levendary’s recent entry into China market would be concerned, so she wanted to break the dilemma by revising the dramatic departure caused by Louis Chen, president of Levendary China. As expanding of expansion strategy, Louis Chen, who had experience working in China, was hand-picked president of Levendary China. Louis Chen did do good job for Levendary Café in China market. He had opened 23 stores in big cities like Shanghai and Beijing in one and half years, and turned a profit; built a whole market supply chain. All these achievement were achieved with little help from the home office, so it was amazing.
It seems that Gap understood the importance of its worker’s welfare as stated by various sources including their own research coming from the Social Responsibility Report, and outside interests such as activist investors and the United States Against Sweatshops (USAS). Gap found to better understand and to grasp the enormity of the problem it had with such things as ethical employment practices and working conditions, a complete an analysis of their factories and outlets in regard to (working) conditions was necessary. Global corporate citizenship means that companies must not only be engaged with stakeholders but are stakeholders themselves alongside governments and civil society. Since companies depend on global development, which in turn relies on stability and increased prosperity, it is in their direct interest to help improve the state of the world. When Gap Social Responsibility Report in 2004, which was unprecedented, historic and in the category of pioneer work, I think Gap demonstrated global corporate citizenship.
The Challenge of Cultural Pluralism: Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Abstract The wave of business globalization has prompted corporations to expand business in the international market. In the United States retail industry, Wal-Mart is considered as a retail giant due to the company’s successful business over the years. However, Wal-Mart’s attempt to apply the same successful strategies in unmodified manner to the international market turned out to be a complete failure in some foreign countries. One of the reasons that Wal-Mart was unable to succeed is inability to manage divergent cultural paradigms. This paper includes identification of the cultural problems facing multinational organizations and the analysis of commingling differing cultural paradigms within multinational organization.
SWOT Analysis 19 4.1 JCP 20 4.2 MACY’S 21 5. Recommendation 22 Reference: 24 1. Introduction With the shopping season approaching, the retail industry is drawing attention again from the business world especially when the recession still undergoing in the States. The retail industry experienced a long history before developed to the scale of today. Although it not always brings surprise to the fasting changing business world like new technology, it is crucial not only to the GDP and also important to everybody’s daily life by always being with consumers.
T hey were also distinguished by their willingness to take risks which was a trait of the original f ounder. T he same trait the President of Levendary China possesses. T hey recently entered into the f ast growing China market and instead of keeping the US concepts intact they changed the store design and menu selections in 23 new stores located in dif f erent cities in China. When the new CEO came on board she started to look into the China operations. At this point the China operations have already been set in place and have been running successf ully now f or eighteen months.