Outsourcing manufacturing is undoubtedly the aspect of outsourcing which comes to mind the most when discussing this topic. At one time, the manufacturing industry was a booming, thriving business and factories like JBC Company, Inc. owned by Joseph Campolong made millions of dollars from their American business. I was fortunate enough to be able to interview my two Uncles about their lucrative business now known as DDJ before the clothing manufacturing industry dried up for my relatives three years ago. Continue reading →
It was actually pretty easy finding pictures about outsourcing labor. The hard part was limiting which ones I could post about. I really became attracted to the topic of outsourcing labor and whether or not it is considered economically beneficial. I have found a lot of information regarding the pros and cons and feel like I’m pretty ready to tackle the issue. The first picture I chose was from a worker strike in 2007 against Disney World in Orlando Florida. Contractors from Disney World were accused of firing hundreds of employees and replacing them with illegal immigrants. They have also been hiring outside companies to do jobs that were originally given to current workers and getting rid of their jobs left and right. Six unions banded together outside of Disney World’s gates and 29,000 members raised awareness of the outsourcing of labor that Disney has been involved in. I was definitely surprised to see that Disney was a part of the outsourcing labor phenomena and I will most likely be using this example as part of my white paper. The final picture I found, I couldn’t resist posting. Thanks to google images once again, I came across a dozen of hilarious pictures about the topic of outsourcing. This one was my particular favorite. It’s amazing how the addition of the word “humor” to a current search bar search can change the types of images that come up. You have to love cartoon humor.
For paper 1, I plan on using Apple as a real world example to discuss the conflicting theories of stakeholder ethics and shareholder ethics. I plan on focusing on the struggles of creating value for the wide variety of stakeholder’s that Apple has, and the difficulty in identifying which stakeholders are the most important for certain decisions. Furthermore, I want to investigate the changing ethics Apple has undergone over the past few years, the true reasoning for this change, and if they could ever become a socially responsible company to their core.
Your goal this week is to build from last week’s retraction post and our class discussions to craft your own “interruption” of the Daisey script “The Agony and The Ecstasy of Steve Jobs.” (click and you get the pdf).
In short, as past of the tech/no Forum, we will perform an “interrupted” version of the original script with Alex Lyras as the actor.
Imagine you could say “time out!” during a performance of the original. This is is your chance to add a new voice. Continue reading →