Ivey Publishing
Google in China
Product Number:
9B06E019
Publication Date:
05/01/2007
Revised Date:
05/23/2017
Length:
9 pages (6 pages of text)
BestSeller:
2011
Product Type:
Case (Library)
Source:
Ivey
The case describes the circumstances surrounding the introduction of www.google.cn. In order to comply with Chinese government requirements, google.cn censors web results. This appears to contradict Google’s stated philosophy and its mission to organize and make accessible the world’s information. A public outcry ensues and Google is forced to defend its controversial decision. The case presents both sides of the debate and asks students to consider what they feel is right.
Learning Objective:
This case is written to provide a basis for debate and discussion on:
  • What considerations should be made prior to Google making its decision to censor results?
  • What considerations should be made immediately after it launches google.cn and receives so much negative publicity?
  • What changes should be made, if any, to google.cn amid all these controversies?
Issues:
Disciplines:
International,  Information Systems
Industries:
Other Services
Setting:
United States/China, Medium, 2006
Intended Audience:
Undergraduate/MBA
Price:
$5.30 CAD / $5.00 USD Printed Copy
$4.50 CAD / $4.25 USD Permissions
$4.50 CAD / $4.25 USD Digital Download
Associated Materials
Use With: 9B10E011 (11 pages)
Translations: French (10 pages) , Simplified Chinese (9 pages)
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