Essays Tagged: "Ford Pinto"

How to win an arguement

or lose. An argument about JackieGleson's weight at death, or the amount of torque output in a 1976 FordPinto, probably doesn't make much difference to anyone and isn't veryinteresting. Not getting in ...

(3 pages) 246 3 4.1 Oct/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies

Hester Prynn sanction

rs can place upon everybody who is employed by a corporation. In a famous case in Indiana involving Ford Pinto whose "cost benefit analysis regarding the redesign of the gas tank on the Pinto" cost a ...

(6 pages) 58 0 3.4 Feb/1997

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Ford pinto case

n I started reading this I was in utter amazement that anyone would be allowed to do this. What the Ford Company did to all those 900 people is a crime. This is such a good example of cooperate greed. ... y found it more cost effective to deal with the deaths of the people instead of fixing the problem. Ford estimated that each death was worth $200,000. It is sick how you could actually put a price on ...

(1 pages) 177 1 2.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies

This essay identifes what white collar (or corporate) crime is, how it is allowed to exist, its effects and how better the problem could be dealt with, including legislative reform.

of 'criminal' conduct can be found in the examples put forward by Box including the infamous 1970's Ford Pinto affair where, despite evidence indicating that the vehicle was dangerous, Ford continued ...

(15 pages) 353 0 4.1 Apr/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Decision Making/Framing

ns in a situation. For example, a used car salesman may list 20 reasons why you should purchase the Ford Pinto (no longer manufactured or purchased). He may say that the interior is mint and appealing ...

(3 pages) 109 0 1.0 May/2005

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

The Ford Pinto Case: Legal and Unethical

From 1971 to 1980, Ford Motor Company marketed the Pinto, a subcompact car. There were major problems with the early mo ... y led to fatalities or serious burns. Many victims or families of victims of these Pinto fires sued Ford Motor Company in attempt to recover damages for the effects of wrongful or negligent actions. F ... them led to trials that produced negative publicity for the company.Internal documents proved that Ford was aware of the safety issues with the Pinto gas tanks. What's more, Ford had access to a new ...

(3 pages) 211 0 4.3 Apr/2006

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies > Automotive Companies

Essay on Law vs. Justice

d burden of social responsibilities is not an easy task. A good example is our Week #3 Assignment - Ford Pinto Case. The conflicting nature in terms of the Ford Pinto case, highlighted how Ford had to ... the Ford Pinto case, highlighted how Ford had to weigh social costs and benefits. The design of the Ford Pinto was poor and they knew it even after they conducted several crash tests, but the decision ...

(15 pages) 413 0 4.5 May/2006

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Managing Product Safety: The Ford Pinto

FactsAround 1967 Ford Motor Company decided to design a small size car called the Ford Pinto. The automobile industry ... h the smaller, more economical vehicles, and the need to react to this pressure was even greater at Ford. Even though they held the number two spot in market share behind General Motors, they only hel ... compared to General Motors at 46.4%, a very significant difference.There was strong competition for Ford in the American small-car market from Volkswagen and several Japanese companies in the 1960's. ...

(10 pages) 224 0 5.0 May/2006

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies > Automotive Companies

Ford Pinto Case: Unethical

In 1971, a Ford Pinto was introduced that weighed less than 2000 pounds and priced at less than $2000. The car ... act was not tested until after it was produced due to the accelerated production schedule, although Ford engineers knew that testing for rear-end impact is a standard safety procedure. After productio ... 971-1978 and it didn't offer the customers the option to add the baffle. Suits were brought against Ford, which cost Ford far more than what it saved by not correcting the defect. There were thirteen ...

(2 pages) 145 0 0.0 Sep/2006

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies > Automotive Companies

Legal and Ethical Analysis of Ford Pinto

Tuesday August 9, 1977, Herbert L Misch, vice president of environmental and safety engineering at Ford Motor Company (Ford), read an unfavorable article entitled "Pinto Madness" published by Mother ... "Pinto Madness" published by Mother Jones magazine (1). This self-styled radical magazine had cited ford "secret documents' which, according to the author, proved the company had known for eight years ...

(15 pages) 245 0 4.5 Mar/2007

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies > Automotive Companies

Disasters of Ford Pinto

The topic of this paper will be on Ford Motor Company. It will be surrounding the Pinto car fires, which occurred within 1970 to 1976. ... is the writers are taking the place of the recall coordinators.The pertinent facts in this case are Ford Motors was in a hurry to deliver the car to market, so they could compete with their foreign co ... le, this would happen if the vehicle was struck at approximately forty miles per hour. At this time Ford Motors performed a cost benefit analysis of the situation. In this situation the company had pl ...

(9 pages) 130 0 4.7 May/2007

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies > Automotive Companies

Anne Of Green Gables

the item, before an innocent toddler is injured or hurt! The Pinto was a small car that the company Ford manufactured twenty years ago. The design of the gas tank was unsafe and a delayed change was t ... e topic of a huge controversy. When the Pinto was hit from behind, the gas tank sometimes exploded. Ford was aware of this when they manufactured the car. The company was eventually accused in the wro ...

(2 pages) 13 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Ford Pinto Case

FORD PINTO � PAGE �1� FORD PINTO � PAGE �5� El CasoFord Pi ... onocidas debido a la falta de buen juicio en cuanto a la seguridad de sus productos. En el caso del Ford Pinto del 1971, en el cual se fabricó un vehículo que presentaba un peligro para ... iseño, sin comprometer la calidad de ninguno de estos componentes. La compañía Ford prefirió asumir el riesgo de las demandas, ya que el estudio de costos reflejó qu ...

(5 pages) 30 0 0.0 Sep/2010

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Ford Pinto Case Study

Ford Pinto Case DilemmaBusiness is business always aiming to maintain competitiveness and profitabil ... rge, 2006, p.304).However I have to be prepared for worst of the worst as I can be fired instantly. Ford Company may have been blinded by the idea that "Safety doesn't sell" but intentional ignorance ... ge to business competitiveness and profitability will never cost a cent in the lights of ethics.The Ford Motor Company encountered many external social pressures, which influenced their decision in th ...

(5 pages) 19 0 0.0 Mar/2011

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

Ford Pinto Case Study and Executive Summary

STUDY AND EXECUTIVE SUMMARY� � PAGE \* MERGEFORMAT �2� �� Ford Pinto Case Study and Executive SummaryMgmt 216April 4, 2011��Case Study and Execu ... fortunately laws and regulations are created in reaction to unethical practices. In the case of the Ford Pinto, new regulations were not formulated, however it caused companies to become more socially ...

(4 pages) 24 0 0.0 Apr/2011

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management