This discussion addresses module outcome 1. You will apply key sociological concepts to a discussion of corporate responsibility in the global market. You will be asked to critically analyze the application of laws and regulations that govern US corporations when they engage in global commerce. You will be asked to make recommendations on American business practices.
Before beginning this activity, be sure to read the Module Notes and the assigned readings and viewings. Use as much detail from the readings and other learning materials in the module as possible to answer the following questions.
- Should American companies be allowed to outsource American labor for less than the legal minimum wage in the US? Your response should include evidence from the course materials.
- Whose laws should American companies follow when doing business in another country? Those of the US, or those of the host country? Why?
- Does the US legal system do enough to police the global actions of American corporations? Why? Why not?