Factors Contributing to the Origin of Unethical Business Practice: A Case Study of Data Falsification in a Given Manufacturer
FUKUO Hiroko（Asahi Glass Co., Ltd）
KANAI Atsuko（Nagoya University）
The purpose of this study is to investigate the process by which a particular company was compelled to engage in unethical behavior in meeting the requirements of a customer when manufacturing certain products. The results indicate that the company was faced with considerable difficulties in producing a sufficient number of the products according to the customer’s specifications within the required time frame. This in turn led the company to an ethical dilemma as to whether priority should be given to manufacturing the products according to the customer’s specifications or satisfying the contract to deliver the products within the required time frame.
Keyword ： business ethics, unethical behavior, accident, dilemma, neglect, group norm, product