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Learning Outcomes

After attempting this GDB students will be able to:

  • Comprehend the importance of ethics in business practices.
  • Analyze that how unethical business practices harm the other business’s revenues.

Case:

Microsoft is an American multinational software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a wide range of products and services related to computing. All over the world the companies and individuals use wide variety of its quality products. Microsoft charge good price for its quality product and encourage the purchase of original software. In Pakistan the prices of original software are in thousands and most of the individual users cannot afford to purchase the original software. 

It has been observed that pirated copies of the same software are conveniently available for PKR 40-50 in markets. This is against the copy right laws as all software of Microsoft are copy righted. For Microsoft piracy is a serious issue as directly affects the quality of its brand and revenue.  People who are against the piracy believe that it is a serious crime. Companies invest millions and billions of dollars in research and development and brand positioning thus selling pirated versions of software is a theft. Some argue that most of the people cannot afford to buy software thus pirated versions at low cost can solve their many computing issues. In addition to that such large companies can afford such losses occur due to piracy as their revenues are much larger.     

 

Point of Discussion:

You have read the comments of both schools of thoughts about piracy in the above mentioned case.

In your opinion which school of thought is appropriate and why? Provide at least five points of discussion to justify your opinion.

Marking scheme: (each point carries 6 marks). You may add examples to enrich your discussion.

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any one to help or give precise idea to solve this

Sohail....First of all...due to high cost, people dont want to pay money on Original softwares because they are getting pirated softwares. People want to learn new technologies but its unaffordable for the people  of underdeveloped countries.

Please Discuss here about this GDB.Thanks

Our main purpose here discussion not just Solution

We are here with you hands in hands to facilitate your learning and do not appreciate the idea of copying or replicating solutions.

yar kisne apse solution mangi hay give your opinion only .

is that clear brother tariq sahib

start discussion

plz

Which school of thought is appropriate and why ?

pirated people and international companies 

i think they both are school of thought ? um i r8 guyes ??? plz let me know dat 

i can't get thiz GDB 

me too can't get dis :/

i totaly dnt understand the question in actual what really want to be asked in this

Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have a right to do and what is right to do". It is true that morals and values differs for an individual, concerns come in our professional lives. When people at work pressurize you to things, often we ignore our ethics.

For:

- In today's situation with immense pressure and competition, business and ethics can't go together.

- A couple of times because we follow ethics, it hinders us from succeeding because it squanders time.

- Ethics are usually bound and nurtured by religion, family values etc. Such forms cannot work well in business where you are expected to be professional and practical.

- A businessman should know how to handle pressure, stress and competition and not how to be ethical.

- We all want to make quick money. In today's market, being ethical takes a toll on you.

- Ethics unlike a balance sheet don't have visibility. People today judge you based on money and not ethics.

Against:

- Ethics makes you stronger and independent. People can't deceive you easily.

- Not following ethics makes you a selfish person.

- There is nothing wrong in making profit. But, making profit by unethical means could cost a lot of people harm, mentally.

- Customer's perspective is to link with a company with ethics and values. They know that will never be forged.

- Being ethical in business creates a sense of responsibility towards society.

Morals and values are extremely individualistic. It's incorrect to say that you can't succeed if you are ethical in business. You will probably take some more time to succeed. You can't force someone to follow ethics.

Objective of GDB

The basic objective of this discussion is to make students familiar with role of ethics in business practice.

Learning Outcomes

After attempting this GDB students will be able to:

  • Comprehend the importance of ethics in business practices.
  • Analyze that how unethical business practices harm the other business’s revenues.

Case:

Microsoft is an American multinational software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a wide range of products and services related to computing. All over the world the companies and individuals use wide variety of its quality products. Microsoft charge good price for its quality product and encourage the purchase of original software. In Pakistan the prices of original software are in thousands and most of the individual users cannot afford to purchase the original software. 

It has been observed that pirated copies of the same software are conveniently available for PKR 40-50 in markets. This is against the copy right laws as all software of Microsoft are copy righted. For Microsoft piracy is a serious issue as directly affects the quality of its brand and revenue.  People who are against the piracy believe that it is a serious crime. Companies invest millions and billions of dollars in research and development and brand positioning thus selling pirated versions of software is a theft. Some argue that most of the people cannot afford to buy software thus pirated versions at low cost can solve their many computing issues. In addition to that such large companies can afford such losses occur due to piracy as their revenues are much larger.     

 

Point of Discussion:

You have read the comments of both schools of thoughts about piracy in the above mentioned case.

In your opinion which school of thought is appropriate and why? Provide at least five points of discussion to justify your opinion.

Marking scheme: (each point carries 6 marks). You may add examples to enrich your discussion.

 

Student’s Guide

 

  1. Keep you discussion with the mentioned scenario and irrelevant answers and material will not be graded. 
  2. Do not copy/paste the challenges or problems of SME sector in general.
  3. Be careful from those blogs who are promoting cheating culture among our students and killing their creativity and critical thinking. Answers copied from such blogs will be straightaway marked as zero. Similarly any relevant or irrelevant material copied from internet sources will get the same treatment. It can seriously damage your grades.

Due to high cost, people do not want to pay money on Original software’s because they are getting pirated software’s. People want to learn new technologies but its unaffordable for the people of underdeveloped countries

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