INTEGRATION OF FAITH AND LEARNING PAPER INSTRUCTIONS
1) At the end of each chapter in the Rothaermel textbook, there is a section titled “Ethical/Social Issues.” You must review each chapter’s Ethical/Social Issues section to answer and apply your knowledge of strategy/policy and your Christian worldview.
2) Search the Bible (either the Old or New Testament) for a Bible verse(s) that would guide you in answering the Ethical/Social Issues question you have chosen.
3) In a minimum of 800 words, discuss this Bible verse and your Christian worldview as they relate to your chosen Ethical/Social Issues questions. NOTE: To earn better than a minimum grade (B) in grad school, you must go beyond the minimum and it must be considered excellent work.
A suggested format for this assignment is as follows:
a. First section: Discuss the answers to your Ethical/Social Issues question (from a strategy/policy perspective).
b. Second section: State your Bible verse and then discuss the verse(s). To properly address this section, it will require biblical research to put your verse(s) into context for the next section.
c. Third paragraph: Discuss/analyze the importance of the Bible verse in addressing your chosen question from a Christian worldview perspective.
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3) Other than Whole Foods, think of company examples where “doing things right” and acting in the interests of broader stakeholders (rather than just stockholders alone) have produced a stronger competitive advantage. Why was this the case?
3. The MBA oath (shown in Exhibit 12.4) says in part, “My decisions affect the well-being of individuals inside and outside my enterprise, today and tomorrow.”
One example of a large firm reorienting toward this approach is PepsiCo. In the last few years, PepsiCo has been contracting directly with small farmers in impoverished areas (for example, in Mexico). What started as a pilot project in PepsiCo’s Sabritas snack food division has now spread to over 1,000 farmers providing potatoes, corn, and sunflower oil to the firm. PepsiCo provides a price guarantee for farmers’ crops that is higher and much more consistent than the previous system of using intermediaries. The farmers report that since they have a firm market, they are planting more crops. Output is up about 160 percent, and farm incomes have tripled in the last three years.58 The program has benefits for PepsiCo as well. A shift to sunflower oil for its Mexican products will replace the 80,000 tons of palm oil it currently imports to Mexico from Asia and Africa, thus slashing transportation and storage costs.
a. What are the benefits of this program for PepsiCo? What are its drawbacks?
b. What other societal benefits could such a program have in Mexico?
c. If you were a PepsiCo shareholder, would you support this program? Why or why not?