Ford pinto case analysis in the late 1960's ford motor company was losing ground to foreign manufactures due to their introduction of a sub-compact car. The ford pinto case: the valuation of life as it applies to the negligence-efficiency argument christopher leggett l. Ford pinto case summary in 1968, the ford motor company decided to introduce a subcompact car and produce it domestically an attempt to gain a large market share, the automobile was.
The ford pinto case: legal and unethical taking an ethical approach to the ford pinto case makes it hard to accept the risk/benefit analysis used by the ford motor company. Ford pinto case encyclopedia of science, technology, and ethics copyright 2005 thomson ford produced the pinto automobile from 1971 to 1980 initially the car sold well, but a defect in early. Read carefully the case study, the ford pinto case in de george, pp 298-99 you are to decide on the basis of the best utilitarian analysis you can construct, whether ford motor's decision to produce. The ford pinto case: the valuation of life as it applies to the negligence-efficiency argument christopher leggett law & valuation professor palmiter spring, 1999.
Here is step one analyzed through the ford pinto fires case study: on august 10, 1978, three girls died while driving in a 1973 ford pinto while traveling to a church volleyball practice. Ford motor company in the 1970s the pinto problem cost benefit analysis ethical issues change alternatives recommendation ford pinto case - powerpoint ppt presentation by kamal. Running head: ford pinto case study - was ford to blame in the pinto case taking a side mayo smith, george deese, josh eubank, mignon waller, michelle stower and jaime arnold university of. The ford pinto case is mentioned in most business ethics texts as an example of cost-benefit analysis, yet in those formats any appreciation of the complexity surrounding the issues of such.
The ford pinto is a subcompact car that was manufactured and marketed by ford motor company in north america, sold from the 1971 to the 1980 model years the smallest american ford vehicle since 1907, the pinto was the first subcompact vehicle produced by ford in north america. The ford pinto case is mentioned in most business ethics texts as an example of cost-benefit analysis, yet in those formats any appreciation of the complexity. Case study powerpoint: ford pinto a by peped 4375 views ford pinto by reflection by jagannath university 2658 views presentation the ford pinto by abbas khan 2613 views.
1 was ford irresponsible in rushing the production of the pinto 2 should ford have made the pinto safer in terms of rear-end collisions, especially regarding placement of the gas tank. Grimshaw v ford motor company, 1981 the pinto, a subcompact car made by ford motor company, became infamous in the 1970s for bursting into flames if its gas.
The ford motor company, mostly impacted by the unfortunate flawed ford pinto, had a lot of explaining to do 50 lawsuits were brought against the company in the seven years following the. In designing its 1971 pinto, the ford motor company decided to place the gas tank behind the rear axle case study from the 1995 intercollegiate ethics bowl. Business case (the ford pinto) there was strong competition for ford in the american small-car market from volkswagen and several japanese companies in the 1960's.
Likewise in the pinto case, ford's management whatever its exact reasoning, decided to stick with the original design and not upgrade the pinto's fuel tank, despite the test results reported by its engineers. The ford pinto case: the valuation of life as it applies to the negligence-efficiency argument retrieved jan 30, 2005 from http. Ford pinto case solution the ford pinto was a disaster waiting to happen the damage that the lee iacocca and ford executives allow to happen was not only tragic but they were preventable.
Ford pinto case john fraughton jr taylor gray brenda greenwell christopher macintyre leanne marks university of phoenix mgt 216 march 17. Ford pinto case timeline created by lydiachanleo jun 15, 1967 first conroversy about the pinto inside the ford the predidnet of ford motor company, semon knudsen, opposed the idea of. Ford pinto ethics case, evaluation & recommendation instructor: charles taylor july 15, 2012 ford pinto ethics case, evaluation & recommendation based on the evaluation of the ford pinto.