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Explain the UCC.

Can you summarize the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) for me? Its use, allowances, who it favours?

A potentially unethical accounting situation

What is an example of a potentially unethical accounting situation? Why is the situation unethical? How do ethics affect a company's financial results? Do you think the Sarbanes-Oxley Act has made a difference in the ethical behavior of companies regarding their financial accounting? Why or why not?

Business Exclusions Due to Ethical Standards

Are there some countries/customers that we would simply rather not do business with? I work for a shipping company and we work with local authorities when we are tipped of that someone is shipping something illegal through our system. But, take it a step further - what about items that are legal but may be immoral to others such

Moral or Ethical?

If a person is described as virtuous, is this the same as saying that person is moral or ethical? Why or why not? How would you explain the relationship between these three concepts? Provide examples.

Help with Ethical issues in Accounting.

I need some help with the following scenario: Gianna Tuck is an accountant for Post Pharmaceuticals. Her duties include tracking research and development spending in the new product development division. Over the course of the past six months, Gianna notices that a great deal of funds have been spent ona particular product fo

Ethical Issues in the corporate environment today

An ethical issue that often comes up in our often "politically correct" corporate environment today is that of bias. Is anyone of us without our biases? I once heard someone say that, "anyone who says that they aren't prejudiced is a liar." Is that true?

Comparison of Major Religious Systems

Compare and contrast the following 5 religious and ethical systems: - Christianity - Islam - Hinduism - Buddhism - Confucianism Discuss the economic implications for each one. In other words, discuss the pros and cons of these types of religion in a country and how the benefit or impede doing business there.

Ethical and Unethical Practices

What is considered normal practice in one country may be considered unethical in others. In your opinion, are bribes ever acceptable? Why or why not?

Integrity and Ethical Communication

I need some help with the following scenario: A new position, which would be a promotion for you, opens at your place of employment. You confide in your colleague Taylor that you are going to apply for the position because you need the extra income. Then Taylor tells your manager that you are only applying "for the money," no

Is spyware ethical? Why or why not?

Is spyware ethical? Why or why not? The notion of what constitutes spyware is still a bit unsure. No one quite agrees on a definition, but generally speaking, spyware is software (or, less frequently, hardware) installed on a computer without the target user's knowledge and meant to monitor the user's conduct. Most of the tim

Ethical Decision Making: Property, Plant and Equipment

Andrea Pafko, corporate comptroller for Nicholson Industries, is trying to decide how to present "Property, plant and equipment" in the balance sheet. She realizes that the statement of cash flows will show that the company made a significant investment in purchasing new equipment this year, but overall she knows the company's p

Residence Suites operates a regional hotel chain

Ethical question: Residence Suites operates a regional hotel chain. Each hotel is operated by a manager and an assistant manager/controller. Many of the staff who run the front desk, clean the rooms, and prepare the breakfast buffet work part-time or have a second job so turnover is high. Assistant manager/controller Terry

What is unethical about Ford's actions in the Pinto case?

1) Summarize what is unethical about the actions that Ford took in the Pinto case article. Specifically, they failed to recall the Pinto when they had data that suggested it was dangerous. 2) What you think about their decision to calculate how much they would pay for each death suffered from the dangerous car rather than rec

Ethical Business Issues

I need help with answering the following: Identify one ethical dilemma of a specific market player (mortgage companies - in general as a major market player, with examples). - How did this dilemma start? What contributed to this? - What role did incentives, regulation and other relevant factors play in the emergence of the

Becky Knauer

Becky Knauer recently resigned from her position as controller for Shamalay Automotive, a small, struggling foreign car dealer in Upper Saddle River, New Jersey. Becky has just started a new job as controller for Mueller Imports, a much larger dealer for the same car manufacturer. Demand for this particular make of car is explod

code of conduct

Conduct online research on a large company to see if you can find their code of conduct. Name two components that stand out to you and how do you think that code of conduct affects that company's culture? Also, conduct online research to find an article on code of conduct. How do you think a code of conduct affects corporate c

Looking a Gift Horse in the Eye, 1031 exchange

Looking a Gift Horse in the Eye. Walter rarely sees his uncle George because George is a devoted world traveler. On January 15,2011, Walter received an envelope that George had mailed to him from Singapore on December 13,2010. The envelope contained a Christmas card from George and 1,000 shares of stock of lavender, inc. in

Ethical Misconduct

Kate Essex is the supervisor of the customer service representative group for Enovelty.com, a manufacturer of novelty items. This group spends its workday answering calls, and sometimes placing calls, to customers to assist in solving a variety of issues about orders previously placed with the company. The company has a rule th

Preventing Ethical Misconduct

Consider the fictional case of Medical Advisors Management Services (MAMS), a small business that provides the mid-office services for three thousands medical groups (physicians' offices) in the US, Caribbean, Cayman Islands and Canada. They manage patient scheduling and provide on-line payment of bills by both insurance compani

Ethical issues of software programs in European Unions

Stan Sewell paid $50,000 for a franchise that entitled him to market software programs in the countries of the European Union. Sewell intended to sell individual franchises for the major language groups of Western Europe?German, French, English, Spanish, and Italian. Naturally, investors considering buying a franchise from Sewel

Make an Ethical Decision

Mary, along with some other female employees of her company, has petitioned management to increase the length of maternity leave to six months. The management has turned down thier reuest. Answer the following questions: 1. Should Mary and the others accept the decision? Why or why not? 2. Is there anything they can do

treated as a means to someone else's purpose or end

I need your opinion on the following question: Immanuel Kant theorized that humans are subjects and not objects. In other words Kant believes that we treat persons as ends within themselves and not means to our own ends. Describe a time where you were treated as a means to someone else's purpose or end and how you felt that i

Ethical Business Issues

I need some help with starting on the following assignment: Judge the actions of these companies as legal and unethical, legal and ethical, illegal and ethical, or illegal and unethical? Enron (now defunct) Enron, once hailed as a shining example of corporate excellence, collapsed in late 2001 due to massive accounting

Ethical Compliance in the Workplace

Is ethical compliance a necessity in the workplace or just another nuisance issue? Has the proliferation of federal laws and regulations affected both companies and unions? How has each been impacted?

Federal Taxation

I have the following assignment that I need help completing: Maximizing the Tuition Deduction Blake maintain a household that include his daughter bianca who is 23 years old and a full time student. using funds from a savings account she inherited from her aunt, Bianca pays for her $5000 college tuition. For the year,

Legal and ethical representation of companies

Why has marketing continuously been a focus of concern in regards to both the legal and ethical representation of companies? Do you think this concern is warranted? Why or why not?

Ethical accounting practices for public & private companies

Discuss whether or not you think ethical accounting practices are equally important for both public and private companies. Discuss the importance of having a proper accounting system in place and why it is important to understand financial statements.