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Critiquing Prior Decisions Made

Part 1 You have just been promoted from front-line supervisor to be one of the firm's senior managers. During your business education, you learned that the primary role of a manager is to make good decisions. As a supervisor, you had frequently been making routine decisions, but you realize that decision making for the overal

Organizational Ethical Practices

In today's business environment, ethical behavior and practice have become an essential aspect of any organization. The foundation for ethical behavior can come in many forms, however. For this discussion: 1. Explore current issues in ethics, and propose a foundation for your organization's ethical practices, such as going g

Integration of Core Disciplines

Cohen and Roussel's final chapter on integrating the five core disciplinesâ?""A Road Map for Change." (Refer to this link: http://lvk.cs.msu.su/~antiw/McGraw-Hill.Strategic.Supply.Chain.Management.The.Five.Disciplines.For.Top.Performance.ISBN0071432175.pdf) For this discussion, explore your organization's ability to integra

Qtip Corp owns stock in Maxey Corp. The investment represents a 10% interest and Qtip is unable to exercise significant influence over Maxey. The Maxey stock was purchased by Qtip on January 1, 2002 for $23,000. The stock consistently pays an annual dividend to Qtip of $2,000. Qtip classifies the stock as available for sale. Its fair value at December 31, 2009 was $21,600. The amount was properly reported as an asset in the balance sheet. Due to the development of a new Maxey product line, the market value of Qtip's investment rose to $27,000 at December 31, 2010. The Qtip management team is aware of the provisions of SFAS No. 115. The possibility of changing the classification from available for sale to trading is discussed. This change is justified, the managers say, because they intend to sell the security at some point in 2011 so that they can realize the gain. a. Discuss the role that managerial intention playing in the accounting treatment of equity securities that have a readily determinable fair value under SFAS no. 115. b. What income statement effect if any would the change in classification have for Qtip? c. Are there any ethical considerations that need to be considered? d. Opponents of SFAS No. 115 contend that allowing a change in classification masks effects of unrealized losses and results in improper matching of market value changes with accounting periods. Describe how the accounting treatment and proposed change in classification would result in this sort of mismatching.

Qtip Corp owns stock in Maxey Corp. The investment represents a 10% interest and Qtip is unable to exercise significant influence over Maxey. The Maxey stock was purchased by Qtip on January 1, 2002 for $23,000. The stock consistently pays an annual dividend to Qtip of $2,000. Qtip classifies the stock as available for sale.

Jo is a CMA employed by Maximum Corporation. Jo reports to

1. Jo is a CMA employed by Maximum Corporation. Jo reports to Sally, a plant manager, and has provided Sally with a report indicating a proposed new plant expansion is not feasible. Sally explains to Jo that the expansion must be approved to provide jobs for plant workers laid off from other parts of the plant that are closing

What Are the Ethical Problems Raised in the WorldCom Case?

Step 1) What are the ethical problems raised in the WorldCom case? Step 2) Using Steps 1-4 in the following decision-making model, critically evaluate WorldCom's ethical problems using the deontological framework. http://www.ethics.org/resource/plus-decision-making-process Step 3) Assess WorldCom's ethics from Immanuel

Traditional Marketing vs. New Ethics, Diversity & Products

Do you think that traditional marketing practices are effective before the challenges of ethical dilemmas, issue identification, product planning, cultural differences, complexities existing in the market place, growth and change, and cheap perception. Please, cite the source used to arrive at the assertions in quotes

Communication issues: Inconsistency, style, technological shift

We work with many different types of people who communicate in different ways. Some are introverted and do not relay necessary information, and some deliver too much information. Whatever the case may be, people communicate with others in different ways. How can this inconsistency in communication affect the operation of the

Locate an article discusses ethical issues in retail management

Resources: Internet Locate an article that discusses ethical issues in retail management. Write a Article Review. Address the following items in your review: - Briefly summarize the article. - Relate the concepts of the article to your organization. - Make recommendations for your organization based on the article. -

An Example of an Ethical Problem and Resolution

Write a paper in which you address the following: 1) Describe an ethical problem you have confronted in a business situation; 2) Describe the deontological implications of the ethical problem you have described; 3) If the problem was resolved: a) Tell me how the problem was resolved; b) Whether you agree with how the pr

o Compare and contrast the various ethical decision-making approaches. o Which approach do you think is most applicable in the real world? Explain your rationale. o Generalizing from your results of the Experiential Exercise "Ethical Work Climate", what general recommendations can you make for improving the ethical standings of corporations in general? Explain your reasoning.

o Compare and contrast the various ethical decision-making approaches. o Which approach do you think is most applicable in the real world? Explain your rationale. o Generalizing from your results of the Experiential Exercise "Ethical Work Climate", what general recommendations can you make for improving the ethical standings o

Apply the term "Power and Corruption" and "White Collar Crime"

If we apply the term "Power and Corruption" and what is known as the "White Collar Crime", do you think having some process to evaluate your actions before you commit them could be helpful? How would you as a manager use a concept like this to make sure you remain ethical and do what is in the best interest of the company?

Ethical Organizations and Leadership

1. How are ethical organizations created through ethical leadership and organizational structures and systems 2. If a middle manager was helping to implement a new corporate cost-cutting strategy, and they are meeting skepticism, resistance, and in some cases, outright hostility from their subordinates. In what ways might th

Walmart

8. Evaluate how the company's current strategy supports or discourages ethical business behaviors (or perhaps both). Discuss how you arrived at your assessment. Please see the link: http://walmartstores.com/sites/annualreport/2011/financials/Walmart_2011_Annual_Report.pdf

Ethical implications of adding a medical clinic to an island

1.) Describe a plan to open up a medical clinic on a small island. 2.) Describe the factors affecting decision implementation. 3.) Evaluate the resources and actions required. 4.) Evaluate the ethical implications from stakeholders perspectives.

BP(Beyond Petroleum) Focuses on Sustainability

1. based on the history of the company, why did BP get involved in so much questionable conduct? 2. analyze BP's efforts to improve sustainability. Do you think they are sufficient, or does the company need to do more? 3. Do you believe the BP code of conduct and ethics initiatives will prevent future misconduct. Brief

A company has two food product lines

A company has two food product lines. It has received much favorable press for its sustainable products line. The products uses ingredients produced with fair-trade labour and natural ingredients. The second product line uses questionable ingredients like perservatives, economy fillers, and sulpher dioxide, all of which could be

Eco Friendly: Fast Fashion's Ethical Makeover

See attached file. Fast fashion is both a profitable and highly controversial business tainted by waste and sweatshops. It's no secret that large retailers destroy their unsold clothing or that third world workers are constantly being taken advantage of. As a result, please answer the questions based on the statement 'hyp

The following are a number of scenarios that might constitute a violation of the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct. For each of the six situations, identify whether it involves a violation of the ethical standards of the profession and indicate which principle or rule would be violated. a. Tom Hart, CPA, does the bookkeeping, prepares the tax returns, and performs various management services for Sanders, Inc., but does not do the audit. One management service involved the assessment of the computer needs and the identification of equipment to meet those needs. Hart recommended a product sold by Computer Co., which has agreed to pay Hart a 10% commission if Sanders buys its product. b. Irma Stone, CPA, was scheduled to be extremely busy for the next few months. When a prospective client asked if Stone would do its next year's audit, she declined but referred them to Joe Rock, CPA. Rock paid Stone $2000 for the referral. c. Nancy Heck, CPA, has agreed to perform an inventory control study and recommend a new inventory control system for Ettes, Inc., a new client. Currently, Ettes engages another CPA firm to audit its financial statements. The financial arrangement is that Ettes, Inc. will pay Heck 50% of the savings in inventory costs over the two-year period following the implementation of the new system. d. Brad Gage, CPA, has served Hi-Dee Co. as auditor for several years. In addition, Gage has performed other services for the company. This year, the financial vice president has asked Gage to perform a major computer system evaluation. e. Due to the death of its controller, an audit client had its external auditor, Gail Klate, CPA, perform the controller's job for a month until a replacement was found. f. Chris Holt, CPA, conducted an audit and issued a report on the 20X1 financial statements of Tree, Inc. Tree has not yet paid the audit fees for that audit prior to issuing the audit report on 19X2 statements.

Can you help me get started on this assignment? The following are a number of scenarios that might constitute a violation of the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct. For each of the six situations, identify whether it involves a violation of the ethical standards of the profession and indicate which principle or rule would