91.Which of the following is a secondary stakeholder group?
92.When media in India informed the public that Coca-Cola products bottled in India contained a high level of certain cancer-causing pesticides, they were acting in the role of:
93.Video Arts Inc., a Chicago-based business training company, is currently marketing The Grapevine, a 30-minute training video designed to teach companies how to deal with and prevent damaging gossip. Which of the following is an example of a secondary stakeholder group for Video Arts?
a.companies that use the video for training
b.actors in the video
c.distributors of the training video
d.the company’s top managers
e.business magazines that run ads for the training video
94.Shell’s efforts to sink Brent Spar, an abandoned offshore oil-storage buoy, got derailed by Greenpeace in Germany, which mounted a well-orchestrated public relations blitz that caused Shell’s gasoline sales to plunge by 50 percent at some German stations. This is an example of how __________ stakeholders can influence organizational strategy.
95.Historically, __________ responsibility means making a profit by producing a product valued by society. It has been business’s most basic social responsibility.
96.In 2001, Indonesia had ramin wood listed as an endangered species. Thus, the exporting of the wood must be regulated by the government. (Ramin is used to make pool cues and picture frames.) In spite of attempts to control the sale of ramin wood, the wood is still being carried across Indonesia’s national borders and sold in Malaysia where government officials pretend the wood was legally acquired. Companies that buy the illegally gotten wood in Malaysia are ignoring their __________ responsibility to society.
97.Rotavirus is a gastrointestinal disease that causes only a few deaths in the U.S., but up to 500,000 deaths annually in developing countries. The vaccine for preventing the disease was proven to cause an extremely rare but serious side effect, so its manufacturer stopped producing it. If the manufacturer decided that to avoid any potential liability, it would never produce the drug again despite need for it in developing countries, it might be acting at what level of ethical responsibility?
98.For some time now, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has been making anti-AIDS drugs like Retrovir and Epivir available in hard-hit areas of Africa at up to 75 percent off the global price. But that wasn’t enough for AIDS prevention groups, which were outraged by GSK’s decision to use the World Trade Organization’s (WTO’s) patent protection rules to take action against governments importing lower-cost versions. By using the WTO’s regulation, AIDS prevention groups saw GSK acting at which level of social responsibility?
99.A consumer advocacy group is critical of ads by the U.S. Postal Service that claim its Priority Mail is a low-cost, two-day service while failing to disclose that first-class letters generally reach their destination just as quickly and for a tenth the cost. The consumer advocacy group wants the USPS to take __________ responsibility for its actions and do what is right.
100.Bayer AG, Syndial SpA, Crompton Corp., DuPont Dow Elastomers, and Zeon Chemicals are all international manufacturers of rubber chemicals. They have all been indicted as participants in a price-fixing scheme that drove up the costs of rubber chemicals used to make shoes, tires, and other products. These companies ignored their _____ responsibility to society.