• Target Test Prep
    5-Day Free Trial
    5-day free, full-access trial TTP Quant

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Target Test Prep
  • EMPOWERgmat Slider
    1 Hour Free
    BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    EMPOWERgmat Slider
  • e-gmat Exclusive Offer
    Get 300+ Practice Questions
    25 Video lessons and 6 Webinars for FREE

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    e-gmat Exclusive Offer
  • Economist Test Prep
    Free Trial & Practice Exam
    BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Economist Test Prep
  • Magoosh
    Magoosh
    Study with Magoosh GMAT prep

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Magoosh
  • Veritas Prep
    Free Veritas GMAT Class
    Experience Lesson 1 Live Free

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Veritas Prep
  • Kaplan Test Prep
    Free Practice Test & Review
    How would you score if you took the GMAT

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Kaplan Test Prep
  • Varsity Tutors
    Award-winning private GMAT tutoring
    Register now and save up to $200

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Varsity Tutors
  • PrepScholar GMAT
    5 Day FREE Trial
    Study Smarter, Not Harder

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    PrepScholar GMAT

Please rate my (first) issue essay

This topic has 1 member reply
Bala_sivaji Newbie | Next Rank: 10 Posts Default Avatar
Joined
07 Jun 2008
Posted:
2 messages

Please rate my (first) issue essay

Post Sat Jun 21, 2008 5:19 am
Elapsed Time: 00:00
  • Lap #[LAPCOUNT] ([LAPTIME])
    If the primary duty and concern of a corporation is to make money, then conflict is inevitable when the corporation must also acknowledge a duty to serve society.


    From yout perspective, how accrurate is the above sttement? Support your position with reason and/or examples from your own experience, observation or reading.
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Will an organization or industry whos primary objective is to make money survive in today's world? The answer is a big NO. In an era when collaborative relationships and synergy plays a very important role, a corporation with such a selfish motive will not be able function very well and should expect conflicts with its society. The next few paragraphs will support this view with some examples.

    Industrial waste has always been a problem to the society. For example - manufacturing, chemical and leather industries are known to release significant amount of harmful wastes into land and water. Can an industry function well by releasing such industrial waste into the nearby river without giving a thought to the repercussions? The society would never let such an industry survive. Such an event once happened in Japan in the 1950s. The chemical wastes released into the ocean by the industries became part of the food chain. The fishes that the Japanese consumed had these chemicals and caused a disease called minimata. The number of victims were more than 10,000. Subsequently, a lot of industries were later shut down.

    Every corporation needs people with different levels of skill and this depends on the nature of the job. Some firms might not be able to find people with the required skill in its own "society" (i.e) locally and hence will have to recruit people from other parts of the country and sometimes from different parts of the world too. However, certain jobs like janitors, watchmen, gardeners, junior level technicians, etc. can be offered to the local people. This is a win-win situation to the company and to the local people. The companies get cheap labor and people get a steady income.

    To conclude, a corporation and society is like the hub and spokes of a wheel. One cannot run independently without the support of the other.

    Need free GMAT or MBA advice from an expert? Register for Beat The GMAT now and post your question in these forums!
    VP_Jim GMAT Instructor Default Avatar
    Joined
    01 May 2008
    Posted:
    1223 messages
    Followed by:
    13 members
    Thanked:
    185 times
    Post Thu Jul 24, 2008 6:01 pm
    Hi Bala_sivaji,

    First off, good job with the use of a specific, real-world example in your first body paragraph involving Japan. It'd be great if you used more examples like it.

    I'd recommend thinking up one more example (in another body paragraph), and lengthening your conclusion (it seems a bit short at the present); this will really strengthen your essay!

    I'd give this a 4. Good luck!

    _________________
    Jim S. | GMAT Instructor | Veritas Prep

    Best Conversation Starters

    1 LUANDATO 138 topics
    2 lheiannie07 91 topics
    3 Roland2rule 79 topics
    4 AAPL 71 topics
    5 swerve 66 topics
    See More Top Beat The GMAT Members...

    Most Active Experts

    1 image description EconomistGMATTutor

    The Economist GMAT Tutor

    160 posts
    2 image description Jay@ManhattanReview

    Manhattan Review

    128 posts
    3 image description GMATGuruNY

    The Princeton Review Teacher

    125 posts
    4 image description Rich.C@EMPOWERgma...

    EMPOWERgmat

    118 posts
    5 image description Brent@GMATPrepNow

    GMAT Prep Now Teacher

    114 posts
    See More Top Beat The GMAT Experts