Boeing Management Planningpaper

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Boeing Management Planning
Legal issues, ethics and corporate social responsibility
Like all other companies, Boeing has had its fair share of legal issues. A few of these legal issues include: Lockheed Martin sued Boeing in June, 2003 by claiming that a former employee passed 25,000 documents to McDonnell Douglas that allowed Boeing to win a majority of military satellite launches. According to Boeing (2010), One month later in July, "Boeing was penalized, with the Pentagon stripping $1 billion worth of contracts away from the company and awarding them to Lockheed Martin. Furthermore, the company was forbidden to bid for rocket contracts for a twenty-month period, which expired in March 2005" (Industrial espionage, para. 1.7.2). Throughout all this, Boeing has maintained legal contracts with the United States Military as well as other government contracts to include NASA and maintaining the space shuttle. Because of the size and reputation of the company as well as the security involved in aviation Boeing will always be in the public eye as well as that of homeland security. All of this is to ensure that classified technology, documents and contracts do not fall into the wrong hands.
Factors that influence strategic, tactical, operational, and contingency planning
Factors that influence planning at Boeing are complicated because of internal and external factor that may involve legal and ethical issues as well as corporate social responsibilities. Boeing has a legal department to help with all phases of planning. With the growth of technology in aeronautics, Boeing's strategies are broken into research and technology, intellectual property management, and information technology. Research and technology helps to maintain Boeing's success by implementing new concepts and designs. Intellectual property management involves licensing standards that address requirements for the use of information technology that has been developed...