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Tapan Mahmud Lecturer. 2010 . Razib Uddin ID 082-12-0033 082-12-0034 082-12-0032 082-12-0028 082-12-0015 3rd January. 01 02 O3 04 05 Name Mahmudul Hasan Md. Faculty of Business ASA University Bangladesh Submitted By Sl no. Jubayir Islam Khan Md. Fieid Ibna Abbas Sk.Course Title: Business Ethics Course Code: BUS 224 Submitted To: Md. Mainul Islam Md.
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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Topics Name Title Fly page Title Page Letter of transmittal Table of content Movie summary Problem Statement Answer to the specific questions Page no. no. i ii 8 9 Analysis and Recommendations Conclusion .TABLE OF CONTENT Sl.
that was not aired because CBS parent company Westinghouse objected. In this movie "60 Minutes" producer Lowell Bergman sniffs a story when a former research biologist for Brown & Williamson. both protagonists of this story learn the hard way that simply telling the truth is not enough as they struggle against both Big Tobacco's attempts to silence them and the CBS TV Network's own cowardly complicit preference of putting money as a higher priority over the truth. won't talk to him. he goes on camera for a Mike Wallace interview and risks arrest for contempt of court.Movie Summary The Insider movie based on a true story about a CBS 60 Minutes-episode in 1994 on malpractices in the tobacco industry. When the company leans hard on Wigand to honor a confidentiality agreement. Westinghouse is negotiating to buy CBS. Unfortunately. Trusting Bergman and despite a crumbling marriage. so CBS attorneys advise CBS News to shelve the interview and avoid a lawsuit. he gets his back up. Bergman is compromised. Pacino plays the 60 Minutes Producer. "60 Minutes" and CBS News bosses cave. Jeff Wigand. . Wigand's hung out to dry. and the CEOs of Big Tobacco may get away with perjury.
Brown & Williamson fired Dr. They should think about the problems first then they wanted to talk with Mr. C. Wigand to talking about the internal matter of B & W. That’s why Mr. Wigand hide about his first wife to Mr. Thomas Sandefur. Dr. They perjured themselves. Those problems are given below: The Seven C.E. From our point of view it’s unethical. Wigand for the reason was poor communication skills.O of Big Tobacco said nicotine was not addictive but that was not right. Wigand for not talking about the internal issues of the company. That was not true because. . But at a time CBS News to shelve the interview and avoid a lawsuit. Lowell Bergman producer of “60 Minutes" influenced Mr. Sandefur and Brown & Williamson ignoring health consideration consciously. The Big Tobacco Company threatens Dr. Wigand had blown the whistle. Wigand should not leave the Wigand. Wigand. But the issue was mostly related to health of the people. Mr. Wigand finds out problems of the nicotine and he sent the document to the Sandefur but didn’t want to stop its production as it would impacts sales.E.Problem Statement By watching the movie we can find out some problems. Bergman that’s not expected from the Dr. She always talked about herself and his family members but he should think about interest of mass people.O. From our thinking the second wife of Mr. Wigand.
Because he blown the whistle for the public welfare. Dr. .Answer to the specific question 1. Dr. we think whistle blowing was morally justified for Dr. The movie wanted to show that how can an insider blow the whistle and what problems he should be faced. Wigand did a wrong thing because he had a confidential agreement with The B & W Tobacco Company. Question: Do you think whistle blowing was morally justified for Dr. Wigand? Answer: Yes. We think the movie was all about the whistle blowing. Wigand had blown the whistle against his company because the company was doing the unethical work. Question: Referring to the context of the movie who are the stakeholders of the “Whistle Blowing” act? Answer: In this movie we found two stakeholders of the Whistle Blowing act. But according to the law Dr. 2. Jeff Wigand and Mr. Wigand. He blew the whistle against his company. So it’s clear that the name of the movie is justified. Dr. So Dr. Bergman had blown whistle against CBS News because CBS decide not to air the interview because of fear of litigation from Brown and Williamson. 3. Wigand was an insider of Brown & Williamson Tobacco Company. Wigand was a whistle blower. Question: Do you think the title of the movie “The Insider” was justified? Please explain your answer. Mr. He was a head of research and development and also Corporate Vice-President for Brown & Williamson Tobacco Company. we think the title of the movie was justified. Answer: Yes. For the interest of mass people he had blown the whistle against his company. Bergman are the stakeholders who had blown the whistle.
4. Bergman receives an anonymous package containing documents relating to tobacco company Philip Morris. We know that the work much not easy to do. But Mr. Wigand cannot talk anything about Tobacco because of his confidentiality agreement. and approaches a friend at the Food and Drug Administration for the name of someone who can put the information in layman’s terms. So they edited interview take the place of the original. 6. Question: Substitute yourself in the position of Dr. Wigand’s noble cause. If the CBS News shown the interview CBS will be faced by a multi-billion dollar lawsuit from Brown & Williamson. Lowell was a producer "60 Minutes". 5. Wigand because he thinks about the public welfare over his self interest. Mr. Lowell interested to help Dr. That’s why he needs the information from Wigand. but later on it declined because Westinghouse is negotiating to buy CBS. Basically media was afraid about the power of B & W Tobacco Company. Question: The media was inclined to support Dr. Lowell wanted to help Dr. Wigand for his TV show but after that Mr. . Question: Why Mr. Everybody should do the work ethically. Wigand’s noble cause. Why did it happen? Answer: The media was inclined to support Dr. Lowell taken as a duty to protects Wigand. So Mr. Wigand? Answer: In the movie Mr. Lowell interested to help Dr. Wigand. Wigand because Wigand agreed to talk about his ex-company based on the Lowell’s support. So Mr. But we have to try. so CBS attorneys advise CBS News to shelve the interview and avoid a lawsuit. if you were there would you do the same thing? Answer: Yes. Lowell wanted to make a show on big tobacco companies secret. we would the same thing that had done by the Dr. but later on it declined to do so.
Utilitarianism. Second Formulation The Tobacco company is not ethical by this formulation because their doing business to use nicotine. nicotine consciously. problems faced by whistle blowing etc. Kanatian Right’s perspective. Now we are trying our level best to Explain the moral issues regarding the negative activity of the company from the point of view of Egoism. Those formulations are giving below. bad sides of law. Because Utilitarianism theory says if the activities of the company can grow the happiness of the society then it’s ethical.7. So The Company is unethical. But Brown & Williamson have consciously ignored public health considerations in the name of profit. There are two formulation of Kantian Right’s. Like. That is very harmful for the human body. Question: Explain the moral issues regarding the negative activity of the company from the point of view of Egoism. So its totally unethical according to this theory. Universalizability: By this theory B & W Tobacco Company is ethical because they earn profit does not matter which way they earn profit. Egoism theory: According to Egoism theory all the negative activities that have done by the company was Ethical. Kantian Right’s: Kantian Right’s says that all people are equal. But their representation clearly misstated what is common language within the company. First Formulation has two parts Reversibility: B & W Tobacco Company doing business earn by using nicotine. using power to influence media. . Kanatian Right’s perspective. Answer: There are some negative activities we have seen in the movie. They didn’t provide this information to the public. Utilitarianism theory: According to Utilitarianism theory all the negative activities of the B & W was unethical. Because Egoism Theory refers if anyone does any activity for his own interest then that activity is ethical. Utilitarianism.
Wigand after blowing whistle. It’s difficult to fulfill the need of his family without job. confiscate his computer for evidence.8. Wigand after blowing whistle? Answer: In this movie we saw lots of problem that faced by Dr. His wife and children have left him. Question: What are the consequences faced by Dr. CBS TV doesn’t want to broadcast the whole truth because of that he can be jailed for misstatement. We are tried to find out those consequences. Wigand had to leave the house and taken a affordable house. . Federal Bureau of Investigation who accusing him of being emotionally unbalanced. Those consequences are as follow: Wigand received death threats via email.
since the day the FDA announced that cigarettes are damaging to the lung. honesty. and the reason for the 60 Minutes broadcast is the completely unethical behavior of the tobacco industry. . Although the focus of the movie surrounds the two main characters. and body in general. Some of the ethical issues in the film include falsification. The overlying issue over the entire movie. The industry is guilty of committing several unethical behavior multiple times. the tobacco industry. there is unethical behavior existing amongst these individuals and everyone in their surroundings. abusive and intimidating behavior. lying. throat. Jeffrey Wigand and Lowell Bergman. conflict of interest.Analysis and Recommendations Conclusion: The Insider was an excellent movie that depicted a multitude of ethical dilemmas. The film's depiction of ethics is a perfect example of what situations one can face in the modern business world. libel. First. and an overall lack of social responsibility.