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Ethics in business Ethics in Business From a business perspective working under government contracts can be a very lucrative proposition In general a stream of orders keep coming in revenue increases and the company grows in the aggregate The obvious downfalls to working in this manner are both higher quality expected as well as the extensive research and documentation required for government contracts If a part fails to perform correctly it can cause minor glitches as well as problems that can carry serious repercussions such as in the National Semiconductor case When both the culpable component and company are found the question arises of how extensive these repercussions should be Is the company as an entity liable or do you look into individual employees within that company From an ethical perspective one would have to look at the mitigating factors of both the employees and their superiors along with the role of others in the failure of these components Next you would have to analyze the final ruling from a corporate perspective and then we must examine the macro issue of corporate responsibility in order to attempt to find a resolution for cases like these The first mitigating factor involved in the National Semiconductor case is the uncertainty on the part of the employees on the duties that they were assigned It is plausible that during the testing procedure an employee couldnt distinguish which parts they were to test under government standards and commercial standards In some cases they might have even been misinformed on the final consumers of the products that they tested In fact ignorance on the part of the employees would fully excuse them from any moral responsibility for any damage that may result from their work Whether it is decided that an employees is fully excused or is given some moral responsibility would have to be looked at on an individual basis The second mitigating factor is the duress or
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