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Author Chan, Albert J., author

Title Navigating shark-infested waters : corporate social responsibility and culture at Hong Kong Disneyland / Albert J. Chan
Published London : NeilsonJournals Publishing, 2011
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Summary Conservationists criticized the Walt Disney Company after word leaked out that shark fin soup would be served at Hong Kong Disneyland. Disney understood shark fin soup as a traditional item featured in Chinese wedding banquets and in sealing business deals. Eliminating the delicacy from the menu might undermine local customs and engender loss of "face". Environmentalists argued that securing the shark fin involved a barbaric practice destroying the shark ecosystem, and that the soup represented an emerging status symbol rather than an intrinsic feature of Chinese culture. Case study participants will gather together as Disney management executives to discuss the ethics of serving shark fin soup in light of environmental sensitivities, cultural factors, and existing stakeholder fiduciary responsibilities. Hong Kong Disneyland's resolution surfaced after initial indecisiveness; their current corporate policy on social responsibility should not affect each management teams' deliberation process and rationale for a recommendation regarding shark fin soup
Notes Originally Published InChan, A. J. (2011). Navigating shark-infested waters: Corporate social responsibility and culture at Hong Kong Disneyland. Journal of Business Ethics Education, 8(1), 291-304. JBEE8-0CS7
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Walt Disney Company.
Conservationists -- China -- Case studies.
Environmental protection -- China -- Case studies.
Food habits -- China -- Case studies.
Nature conservation -- China -- Case studies.
Nutrition -- Social aspects -- China -- Case studies.
Social responsibility of business -- China -- Case studies.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1526460742
9781526460745 (ebook)