Global Business 2: Assignment Details Google in China The human rights advocates hoped Google would be the means by which the Chinese people would finally have unrestricted access to the information from the outside world. The Chinese Government had othe

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Assignment Details
Google in China
The human rights advocates hoped Google would be the means by which the Chinese
people would finally have unrestricted access to the information from the outside world.
The Chinese Government had other ideas. Google however has assuaged the
government concerns at the expense of controversy and indeed its own corporate
philosophy.
1) Read “Google – Another Perspective,” on page 149 of the text and “Competitors,
take note” in the On Leadership section of the Washington Post by Benjamin W.
Hineman, Jr.: http://views.washingtonpost.com/leadership/panelists/2010/03/googleand-
global-ethics.html
2) Read over the philosophical approaches to ethics in your text: pp. 143-150
3) Address the checklist items in your response. Assignment Checklist:
ï‚· Decide which ethical stance Google takes:
a) on their website http://www.google.com/corporate/tenthings.html
b) when they enter China
c) defend your decision
ï‚· Decide which ethical stance the Human Rights Advocates used based on the
readings in the course text pages 143-150. Explain why.
ï‚· Then decide:
a) Which ethical stance Google takes now based on the site below
b) Evaluate the reasons why Google changed stances and what
influences were at work? Is there a logical reason for their change of
ethical stance?
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c) Did Robert Ketchum’s statements from our Reading section prove to be
true here? Why or why not?
Link: http://dealbook.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/07/12/china-renews-googles-license/
Please refer to one of the philosophical approaches when doing your evaluation of each
side of this ethical consideration. Your response should be in the form of a 1 page paper
(not including a Title and Reference) page . Then submit this double spaced 12 pt. New
Times Roman font paper to the Dropbox.
Submit your completed assignment via the

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