Discussion Board Forum 3 Thread



Previous weeks focused in part on the notion that companies should view themselves as global corporate citizens.  One key way of carrying this out is through green initiatives and environmental stewardship.  Another issue is the use of technology and how to use it in an ethical manner.  Both will be discussed during this week.

Learning Outcomes

  • Determine to what extent the corporation is responsible for environmental issues, and whether this concern should go beyond the classical profit motive business.


  • Appraise the present and future welfare of society in light of corporate development and application of technology.


Discussion Board Forum 3 Thread

Topic: Choose 1 of the following questions and answer it completely and thoroughly for your thread:


What are some of the challenges and benefits of companies being environmentally conscious? (ch. 10)


Briefly describe acid rain. Do you think a command-and-control, or market-based regulatory approach would work better to reduce acid rain emissions, and why? (ch. 10)


What fuels technological growth, and is this growth global or is it isolated to a few countries? (ch. 12)


Should all businesses venture into e-commerce, or is it better for only certain types of businesses? (ch. 12)


Is information on the Internet truly free, or should copyrighted music or software be protected? (ch. 11)


Is tissue engineering and cloning an improvement for humans or a threat to humans? (ch. 11)