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Saturday, March 10, 2012

How Apple Inc. Bypasses U.S. Labor Laws

The benefits of outsourcing include being able to exploit foreign workers beyond a level that would be considered ethical or legal in the U.S. Based on the well researched infographic below, courtesy of Online MBA Programs, it would seem Apple is not exactly socially responsible with the production of their products.

Apple products are known for their reliability and quality, and have a stellar reputation that has become tarnished by its overseas operations. Whether that will lead to the boycotting of their products by a conscientious few has probably already been factored into the business decision. It is quite possible the benefits of exploiting less restrictive labor laws in China as financially advantageous for the business, but where should the line be drawn?

U.S. tech firms lower costs by outsourcing component manufacturing
Foreign workers are at greater risk of injury or exploitation due to lax labor laws
Created by: Online MBA Programs