Review Business Ethics

Review Business Ethics Flashpoint 8.1: Creator/Consumer Balance. This section of the text portrays negative actions by pharmaceutical and healthcare companies, but there have also been positive examples during the COVID-19 pandemic as companies set aside competitive interests to provide testing, equipment, and research in a more collaborative manner.

In your discussion, respond to these questions posed in Flashpoint 8.1:

How should a for-profit corporation balance its business needs with the needs of its customers?
Lives depend on products created by some companies. Do these companies have a greater responsibility to work towards benefitting the consumer more than themselves?
Look at the issue from a Biblical worldview. How would you respond if you were running such a company?
Your thread must explain how you achieve the creator/consumer balance, considering, e.g.,:

Profit and return on investment for company owners/shareholders
Continuing existence of the company
Protecting the intellectual property of the company
Needs of patients, practitioners, and society

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