Decisions in Paradise, Part III

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Decisions in Paradise, Part III Decisions in Paradise, Part III Although A. O. Smith Water Products Corporation (WPC) is a global leader in the water heater manufacturing industry, the decision of expansion into the South Pacific island of Kava presents different challenges and opportunities. In order to build the water heater plant on the island of Kava, A. O. Smith WPC will have to be committed helping both the impoverished people of Kava and the island itself. A. O. Smith WPC will have to work with the people and the government to promote the growth of prosperity and tourism on the island of Kava. The determining factors that are affecting the decision implementation of A. O. Smith (WPC) building a water heater manufacturing plant on the island of Kava are: money, technology, company image, environment, and the health of the people. The stakeholders were presented with building a decision implementation, and provided feedback addressing these issues as well as Kava community involvement of the decision implementation process. It is important that the Kava community play a role in the decision implementation process. The IT department of A. O. Smith WPC has begun the wiring process for the needs of network and telecommunications on the island. They have contacted the appropriate government personnel who are assisting them with the proper techniques and regulations that are required. A. O. Smith WPC is able to use the highest of quality materials with very little cost. Involving the locals offers an inexpensive alternative to bringing extra workers from the company. These workers have been trained for the construction jobs and many more locals are in the process of being trained to actually work in and run ... ... middle of paper ... ...sources until they are established enough to run the whole thing by themselves. In this paper I have discussed the determining factors that affect the decision implementation of A. O. Smith WPC and their proposed solutions to the issues plaguing the island of Kava. I have evaluated the resources and actions that would be required in order to implement the solutions that were made. I have also evaluated the ethical implications from the stakeholder’s perspective of the proposed solutions for the island. The plans that were made are destined for success! The island of Kava still has a long way to go to be more self sufficient, but thanks to the help of the A. O. Smith Water Products Corporation they are a one step closer. Works Cited A. O. Smith Water Products Corporation. (2010). AO Smith. Retrieved from http://www.aosmith.com/

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