In preparation for this discussion, watch the following videos.
From your point of view, what are the two main take-away points in the two videos?
Scenario: You overhear your superior tell another manager in the company: â€œIâ€™m tired of our nationâ€™s companies sending manufacturing jobs abroad and offshoring service work to lower-wage nations. Donâ€™t any of them have any national pride?â€ The other manager responds, â€œI disagree. It is every companyâ€™s duty to make as much profit as possible for its owners. If that means going abroad to reduce costs, so be it.â€
Do you agree with either of these managers in this scenario? Explain and defend your position.
As part of your argument with either of the two managers, find an article on the Internet that describes a company’s decision to relocate some or all of its business operations (goods or services).
Describe this situation and summarize your findings.
Respond to the following questions:
What reasons are stated for the relocation?
What technological factors, if any, impacted the decision to relocate?
Was any consideration given to employees who might be put out of work?
Was any consideration given to containing costs for its consumers?