The paper "Ok Tedi Mining Management Ethics" is a great example of a management case study. Many organizations tend to face the difficult decisions of loss their profit or loss of human and animal life. Very few make the ethically and morally correct one this paper by means of the Ok Tedi Mining case analyzes this concept. In order to do so Utilitarianism, Kantian deontology, Justice (Rawls and Nozick), Rights and the normative ethical relativism shall be evaluated and implemented Analysis The case analyzed according to Utilitarian principles Utilitarianism highlights an extremely intense just policy as that which yields the greatest good for the greatest number.
As it is based on aggregate outcomes and not individual or collective results. Keeping this in mind the Ok Tedi mine case’ s incident may be explained according to the utilitarian point of view. Considering the background of the case one has to also maintain an extent of concern in recommending any specific ideology-based theory, however, the unethical actions on the part of Tedi Mining Limited, BHP and the government of Papua New Guinea may be evaluated by Jeremy Bentham’ s utilitarian calculus, i.e.
what are the relative costs and benefits of alternative forms of enterprise management on a case by case basis? (May 2009) According to the Utilitarian point of view, the end result consists of all good and bad caused due to the act. It may be either way after the act has or when it is being performed. If the discrepancy in the consequences of another action is not immense, many Utilitarians may not consider the choice among them as a moral concern. However, in this case, the consequence was much too huge to be disregarded and by their point of view, it would be an immoral act as it led to the loss of many people. As per John Mill, acts must be segmented as being morally right or wrong just if the cost is of such importance that an individual would desire to see the agent constrained, not just convinced and encouraged, to act in the ideal behavior.
Providing that Tedi Mining Limited BHP and the government of Papua New Guinea sought that it had provided economical gains but in turn, the loss was even more as it resulted in environmental pollution and loss of lives of both humans and animals. At the beginning of that work Bentham wrote: "Nature has placed mankind under the governance of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure.
It is for them alone to point out what we ought to do, as well as to determine what we shall do. On the one hand, the standard of right and wrong, on the other the chain of causes and effects, are fastened to their throne. They govern us in all we do, in all we say, in all we think: every effort we can make to throw off our subjection, will serve but to demonstrate and confirm it. "( Bentham 1781) As per this notion, it may be evaluated that according to this school of taught Tedi mining, BHP and the government of Papua New Guinea caused pain more than pleasure and thus was morally wrong in what they did as the consequences of their actions spoke volumes.
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