Finer Bags Case Study

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Corporate culture is unique to each company. In this essay, a business selling controversial knock-off handbags is reviewed. The following sections discuss the honesty of the company (Finer Bags), the possibility of corporate cultural dissonance, and the application of three ethical theories to the situation. Some people may view the company taking advantage of capitalism while others may view their business negatively. Would you call honesty part of the corporate culture at Finer Bags? Yes, no, or both? Explain. Honesty is “the duty to tell the truth and not leave anything important out,” (Brusseau, 2012, p. 57). By definition Finer Bags is not lying about their product. They are honest in telling buyers the bags are fake. Assuming Finer Bags isn’t leaving anything important out, honesty can be considered part of the corporate culture. They could have been dishonest and advertised the bags as real and charge much more but they didn’t. On the other side, if Finer Bags is leaving something important out that would be seen as negative, then they are not being honest. The important question here, I think, is how Finer Bags gets the designs and…show more content…
Their website is open about selling fake handbags, and part of its business marketing is advertising the advantages of buying their bags; there is no disillusionment to what the company does. However, any company is vulnerable to hiring an employee with corporate cultural dissonance. For example, an employee decides to steal 100 bags from Finer Bags and sell them on the side for a profit. The Finer Bags’ website does not condone stealing as part of its business, so this employee is exhibiting cultural dissonance. It can happen at any company on a small scale. Without knowing more information about their operations, it is only speculation that there is widespread cultural dissonance at Finer

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