An airplane manufacturer has spent a great deal of money developing a new airplane. the company badl

An airplane manufacturer has spent a great deal of money developing a new airplane. The company badly needs cash because it is financially overextended. If it does not get some large orders soon, it will have to close down part of its operation. Doing that will put several thousand employees out of work. The result will be disastrous not only for the workers, but also for the town in which they live. The president of the company has been trying to interest the government of a foreign country in a large purchase. He learns that one of the key governmental ministers in charge of making the final decision is heavily in debt because of gambling. He is contemplating contacting that minister and offering him $1 million in cash if he awards the contract for five planes to his firm.
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a) Is the payment of the million dollars legal in the United States? Explain.

1. b) Assume the payment of the million dollars IS legal in the United States and the foreign country. Is the payment ethical? Why or why not? Identify all of the stakeholders involved and how they would be impacted by the payment. Also discuss the impact that specific stakeholders may have on the company if the payment is made.

2) You were just assigned as the leader of the ethics team by your employer. Discuss the steps you would take to implement an ethics program in your organization.
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Asked Feb 17, 2017

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