Political, legal, and technical decision-making

 Student Advocacy and “Sweatshop” Labor: The Case of Russell AthleticUsing the Six Steps of Decision-Making framework from this week’s content, develop an responding to the following questions related to the case study Student Advocacy and “Sweatshop” Labor: The Case of Russell Athletic.Recognize decision requirement: What are the factors to consider in a corporation when deciding to outsource labor to developing countries? Include the following:

  1. Diagnosis and analysis of causes: If labor outsourcing to developing countries is a legitimate business strategy, how can it be handled without risk of running into a sweatshop scandal?
  2. Development of alternatives: What are other countries doing to avoid, reduce or eliminate sweatshops? Selection of desired alternative: Decide on alternatives for outsourcing for companies in developed countries, including whether or not to maintain or implement the same high labor standards and regulations as in the home countries.
  3. Implementation of alternatives: Which alternatives would be best for outsourcing for companies in the United States?
  4. Evaluation and feedback: Have your recommendations been implemented in other countries? Are they working? What has been the outcome? 
  • Be 5-6 pages in length, which does not include the title page, abstract, or required reference page, which is never a part of the content minimum requirements.
  • Use APA (7th ed) style guidelines.
  • Support your submission with course material concepts, principles, and theories from the textbook and at least two scholarly, peer-reviewed journal articles. 
  • Review the  Critical Thinking Grading Rubric Critical Thinking Grading Rubric – Alternative Formats  to see how you will be graded for this

Required:

Chapters 2 & 3 in International Management: Culture, Strategy, and Behavior

Chapter 2 PowerPoint slides in International Management: Culture, Strategy, and Behavior

“In-Depth Integrative Case Study 1.1: Student Advocacy and “Sweatshop” Labor: The Case of Russell Athletic” (p. 109), in International Management: Culture, Strategy, and Behavior.

Lander, C. (2018). Foreign investment adaptations to the changing political and economic environments of the agro-food sector: A case study of Cargill Russia. Problems of Post-Communism, 65(3), 201-219. 

The Lancet. (2019). Dealing with drug pricing: not just one solution. Lancet (London, England), 392(10165), 2655.  

Comanor, W., Schweitzer, S., Riddle, J. & Schoenberg, F. (2018). Value based pricing of pharmaceuticals in the US and UK: Does centralized cost effectiveness analysis matter? Review of Industrial Organization, 52(4), 589-602.