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Ford/Firestone Questions
1. Utilitarian: (a) what benefits might the decision to go ahead using lowered tire pressure have
provided from the companies’ perspectives? Price? Delayed product launch? Others? (b)
Assuming both companies understood the risks and costs, what utilitarian argument could be
made to show the benefits to the companies of not going ahead with these tires and/or lower
the pressure?
2. Deontological: Given the facts in the case, what moral or legal rules might have been violated:
(a) in the initial assessments of the risks? (b) in due diligence in testing? (c) in disclosures or
warnings to consumers -before- the recall? (d) in withholding reports from NHTSA?
3.
Stakeholder/Stockholder: (a) identify the stakeholders involved in this case (try not to leave any
out) (b) what conflicts among stakeholders do you see might have arisen? Engineering vs.
management and sales? Consumers? Stockholders? The government? (c) How might stakeholder
management have solved or avoided one or more of these problems?
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