Read the accompanying mini-case on Etch-a-Sketch Ethics and respond to the four questions below.
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1. Was it ethical of the Ohio Art Company to move production to China? What were the economic and social costs and benefits of this decision? What would have happened if production had not been moved?
2. Assuming that the description of working conditions given in The New York Times is correct, is it ethical for the Ohio Art Company to continue using Kin Ki to manufacture Etch-A-Sketch toys?
3. Is it possible, as Mr. Killgallon claims, that the Ohio Art Company had no knowledge of labor problems at Kin Ki? Do you think company executives had any knowledge of the working conditions?
4. What steps can executives at the Ohio Art Company take to make sure they do not find the company profiled in The New York Times again as an enterprise that benefits from sweatshop labor?
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