Nike Case Study
Read the Nike mini-case at the end of Section 2.8, titled “Was Nike Responsible for Compensating Honduran Factory Workers?” ( see the attachment below) NOTE the case study links in Section 2.8 are broken please use the following replacement links:
- Nike Press Release: Nike Statement Regarding Vision Tex and Hugger (2010) https://news.nike.com/news/nike-statement-regarding-vision-tex-and-hugger
- Working In These Times: Honduran Workers Speak Out Against Nike’s Labor Violations (2010) http://inthesetimes.com/working/entry/5895/honduran_workers_speak_out_against_nikes_labor_violations/
- New York Times: Pressured, Nike to Help Workers in Honduras (2010) http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/27/business/global/27nike.html
- Time Magazine: Just Pay It: Nike Creates Fund for Honduran Workers (2010) http://content.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,2006646,00.html
- Nike Press Release: Nike and CGT Statement (2010) https://news.nike.com/news/nike-and-cgt-statement
Then address the following questions, demonstrating the importance of business ethics and corporate social responsibility.
- Do you think Nike was responsible for compensating the workers in Honduras? Why did it change its stance?
- Did the students, universities, and workers themselves have all of the information they needed before becoming involved in the protest? Are their facts accurate?
- Should students be activists? Do companies such as Nike ignore them at their own peril?
Directions for all discussions:
- Make sure you have informed opinions, supported by the materials you’ve read.
- You can certainly disagree with readings, but you must refer to the readings and provide support for your position
Use APA in-text citations and references.