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Questions:

1. Is Apple responsible for the alleged human rights violations that occurred?

2. Given the past and current situation described in the case study, could onshoring (US production), insourcing (production by Apple) or a combination of the two represent a suitable response to Apple’s problems?

3. Is it reasonable for Apple to apply different ethical standards to different countries?

4. Have these CSR problems at Apple had meaningful impact on the bottom line (cf. stakeholders) ?

5. Does Apple face an industry-specific issue, or do the same issues appear in other industries?