Grand Theft Auto Case Spring
Read the article concerning hidden modifications to the popular Grand Theft Auto video game. Consult the sources identified in the article for additional information about the issue and independently research the topic for more current news.
1. Describe the ethical behavior of Take Two Interactive and RockStar and their managers in this case. What are the ethical principles (ie, honesty and integrity, concern for customers, etc.) you believe are relevant to marketing in this case. What do you think Take Two Interactive/RockStar should do regarding the sexually explicit content? Would you: a) modify the game’s software to remove the objectionable content: b) Discontinue retail sales and recall unsold software; orc) Change the rating for GTA game and prohibit sales to minors (similar to current US regulations on tobacco and alcohol availability).Explain your position.
2. Make two or three recommendations that Take Two Interactive/RockStar should follow to avoid future problems regarding ethical behavior.
The response should include a reference list. Double-space, using Times New Roman 12 pnt font, one-inch margins, and APA style of writing and citations.
Chapter 11 and do Exercise 11A “Business Cultures across Countries: A COCA-COLA Company Analysis” Step 1. After researching business etiquette and protocol for three countries, list these details in a one to two-page paper as though you were apprising the managers at COCA-COLA the things they needed to know before setting up business in each of the three.
SET 1: STRATEGIC PLANNING FOR COCA-COLA EXERCISE 11A Business Culture Variation across Countries: A Report for Coca-Cola Company Purpose Various websites give excellent detail that compare business culture across countries. One excellent website is http://www.kwintessential.co.uk/resources/country-profiles.html, where you can click on more than 100 countries and obtain a synopsis of a country’s business culture. After clicking on a coun-try at that website, you may scroll down to reach the section titled “Business Etiquette and Protocol.” This exercise will expand your knowledge about how business culture varies across countries.
Being knowledgeable of various countries’ business culture can make you a more effective manager and communicator with people and organizations globally. This knowledge is especially helpful for firms that desire to grow globally. There are about 190 different countries with different business cul-tures, creating many options. Business culture is an important variable in global expansion decisions. Instructions Step 1 Go to http://www.kwintessential.co.uk/resources/country-profiles.html. Click on three countries located on different continents. Scroll down to the “Business Etiquette and Protocol” section of each country. Step 2 Come to class prepared to give an oral presentation that compares the business culture in the three countries you selected. Frame your presentation as if you are giving advice to top managers at Coca-Cola regarding expansion into those three countries.