Alumina: Business Regulation Simulation

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Alumina: Business Regulation Simulation Abstract This paper identifies the key facts, regulations and legal issues in the Business Regulation Simulation regarding Alumina, a global multibillion company. It identifies several of Alumina's values and stakeholders and discusses the conflicts among the competing stakeholders according to the simulation. In addition, a summarization on the basic issues on how the internal counsel handles the regulatory issue. Three alternative solutions are also discussed using the risk analysis matrix and summarizes how these align with Alumina's values. Business Regulation Simulation In a global environment, businesses have many business risks and one of them is federal governmental environmental regulations. Businesses have to comply with regulations mandated by the government t or face penalties that can cost the company immensely and sometimes closure. These regulations assure that companies comply and not cause major catastrophes that can affect the environment or cause harm to human or animal populations. The Business Regulation Simulation, featuring Alumina, a multi-billion dollar aluminum maker with subsidiaries in manufacturing automotive components, packaging materials, bauxite mining, alumina refining and aluminum smelting with its businesses in eight countries around the world, experienced legal issues that were very public. The Alumina organization falls under the control of the Environmental Protection Agency of region 6. This company, had a penalty imposed five years previously from the EPA and were now faced with a new legal issue or claim of environmental endangerment to the community with accusations from a local resident that the company caused her chi... ... middle of paper ... ...s or acquires. A concept, having moral implications that everyone should understand in this global society. It is best described as recognizing property as "an exclusive private sphere of effort and resources on which the community and the state have no legal claim. It also permits individuals to acquire unequal amounts of the resources that others may need or want…property reflects moral values concerning the resource relationships among people" (Reed & Shedd, 2005). References Reed, O. L., Shedd, P. J., Morehead, J. W., & Corely, R. N. (2005). The legal and regulatory environment of business. Environmental laws and pollution control. New York: McGraw-Hill Companies. Simulation. (2007). Business Regulation. Retrieved May 31, 2007, from the UOP rEsource
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