1. There is a tendency to focus on the large firms rather than small or medium-sized firms because large firms globally have a lot of employees, sell more products to more customers, and output their culture to their customers. All in all, large firms have significant influence to society so that they usually gain large attention than smaller firms.
Yes, I really believe that the corporate ethic scandals of the past decade affected small and medium-sized firms. These firms have learned that even though a giant firm like Enron could collapsed in one night once its accounting scandal was disclosed. Those scandals affected these firms to stick to higher standard ethic regarding their business.
2. The greatest strength of a pluralistic society includes:
a. prevents power from being concentrated in the hands of a few
b. maximizes freedom of expression and action, and strike a balance between monism
c. creates a widely diversified set of loyalties to many organizations, and minimizes the danger that a leader of any one organization will be left controlled
The greatest weakness of a pluralistic society includes:
a. lack of central direction
b. social fragmentation
I think these characteristics work for business more than against business because business needs a fair competition environment and many different ideas in order to be prosperous. And the strength of a pluralistic society mentions above provides soil culture for business.
3. In my own works I think the Iron Law of Responsibility means that if companies don’t consider the society responsibilities are part of their mission, they will lose their power and business from society eventually.
The social contract in my understanding means that between companies and society, both understand what they should do, and for business, companies have to obey laws or regulations.
For example, I, as a consumer, purchase food from McDonald. I understand that I can only order food which is on their menu and I...