Compose a 2- to 3-page, double-spaced case study analysis that includes the following elements:
1. Introduction that provides a brief overview of your topic
2. Body that features detailed, thoughtful, and well-informed answers to all of the following questions/prompts:
Apply the ethical decision tree to analyze Paul Kruse’s response to Listeria contamination at Blue Bell. (*Note: Provide examples for three stages of the process, even if you decide “No” along the way.) What did you conclude about his decision? Explain and support your arguments with evidence.
Select 2 internal and 2 external stakeholder groups of Blue Bell. How were each of these stakeholder groups affected by Paul Kruse’s decision regarding the Listeria contamination? Explain and support your arguments with evidence.
Identify a decision-making bias that affected Blue Bell’s response to its factory conditions. How did this bias contribute to the Listeria outbreak? What could have been done to overcome this bias? Explain and support your arguments with evidence.
Identify a decision-making bias that the South Carolina Department of Health had to overcome before declaring the Listeria contamination at Blue Bell. How did they overcome this bias? Explain and support your arguments with evidence.
Identify a decision-making bias that led Blue Bell to initially focus on removing products made on a particular machine. How did the Kansas Department of Health help to overcome this bias? What impact did the findings of the Kansas Department of Health have on the case? Explain and support your arguments with evidence.
Imagine that you are a manager at Blue Bell when employees began expressing concerns about factory conditions. Apply the rational decision-making model to guide your decision on how to respond. Explain your reasoning for each step of the process.
Explore the Blue Bell website. What artifacts can you find related to the Listeria contamination? What do these artifacts and the process of finding them suggest about Blue Bell’s values? Explain and support your arguments with evidence.
3. Conclusion that briefly summarizes your paper and discusses reflections on what you learned about management through analysis of the case
4. Properly formatted in-text and reference list APA citations for all sourced information (including your textbook!)