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Discussion Questions

1. Finney Container Company is suffering declining sales of its principal product, non-biodegradable plastic cartons. The president, Philip Shapeero, instructs his controller, Sharon Fetters, to lengthen asset lives to reduce depreciation expense. A processing line of automated plastic extruding equipment, purchased for $2.7 mi

Terminology Crossword Puzzle

Terminology Crossword Puzzle Create a crossword puzzle consisting of at least 20 words and/or acronyms with corresponding definitions from the Week 4 reading material: ORGANIZATIONAL ISSUES ? Apply the ethical decision-making steps to an ethics issue. ? Compile strategies for managing stress in the organization.

Ethical Options in When Making Decisions

Discuss Moira's situation and her ethical options. Given this information, what do you think that she ought to do? Moira recently graduated from college and landed her first corporate job. She works as an administrative assistant for a company that manufacturer's home decoration. On the job only four months, Moira feels as th

Legal and ethical implications

400-550 words Details: Some BSSL employees have opposed proposed changes in FCC regulations that will allow for more mergers overall in the print media and TV industry, permitting consolidation of up to 45% control in a geographic market prior to the FCC prohibiting further consolidation of media assets. The Editor of Consumer

Breaking Even and Calculating Bonuses

Lesley Chomski is the supervisor of the New Product Division of MCO Corporation. Her annual bonus is based on the success of new products and it computed on the number of sales that exceed each new product's projected breakeven point. In reviewing the computations supporting her most recent bonus, Chomski found that although an

Ethical Standards

Does Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) ensure an ethical tone or just the financial reporting? Can they be separated?

Solving Ethical Dilemmas in the Accounting Profession

Stakeholder Interest in the Issue Influence Urgency Persuasiveness Importance Dan His career and freedom could be on the line if a lawsuit relevant to the issue at hand arose sometime in the future. His career might also be on the line if he doesn't go along with what his boss wants him to do. Low Low Low High Oliver He needs

BSSL: Legal and ethical risks to embark on a business venture in South America

For the past ten years, BSSL has wanted to develop lucrative South American oil reserves for its exploration, drilling, refining, and transport division; BSSL's Oil Division has been limited in prior years to Siberia and the South China Sea and was precluded from entry into the oil business in Iraq by United States law and U.N S

Miami School District redrawing boundary lines: address stakeholders' concerns

Miami School Negotiations Paper Prepare a paper in which you analyze the following scenario: The Miami school district has announced that as a result of unexpected increases in enrollment, that school boundaries for the upcoming year will be redrawn. The school board has hired experts to redraw school boundaries to be subm

Auditing: CSSC Six-Step Approach for Ethical Delimmas

Business people facing ethical dilemmas are not uncommon; however, how one chooses to resolve the situation is critical. At CSSC, a six-step approach has been used very successfully. They are these: Obtain the relevant facts. Identify the ethical issues form the facts. Determine who is affected by the outcome of the dilem

Tax and Ethical Consideration of Taxable Gifts

Please explain tax and ethical considerations (with supporting authority where possible) regarding whether one should prepare a gift tax return that reports the taxable gifts in the following situation: A client transferred his corporation stock to 14 donees in December 2007. Each donee received shares valued at $11,000. Two

The solution to Leadership and ethical decision making

Assignment detail: It is time for the semiannual category review for electronics. You will be assessing space allocations for the category with your team and key vendors. All vendors have submitted recommendations in advance regarding their products, including any new products that the manufacturers will be offering soon. A

How does integrity apply to whistle-blowing?

Explain why integrity is important to maintain regardless of the field/business. How does integrity apply to whistle-blowing? Using a minimum of two credible sources, thoroughly discuss integrity and whistle-blowing.

Unethical Behavior: Barker buys a house that Horace wants

Mr. Barker is returning to a town he once lived in and a position he once held. He and his wife visit several real estate brokers there in hopes of finding a house. One broker mentions that Horace's house will soon be for sale. "Oh," Barker says, "I know Horace; is he leaving the area?" The broker explains that he is not, but is

Financial institution audit: ethical issue at CPA firm during FDIC investigation

I was employed as a certified public accountant (CPA) for a regional accounting firm that specialized in audits of financial institutions and had many local clients. My responsibilities included supervising staff, collecting evidence to support financial statement assertions, and compiling work papers for managers and partners t

Ethical Dilemma

You are on a country road and see two neighboring farm houses on fire. One is yours and the other belongs to a new couple who just moved in. Your wife and child are at home as are your neighbors. You can only save one house. Which one do you save?

Evaluation of ethical situations

1. The sheriff in a southern town is guarding the courthouse against a mob that is about to storm it by force, in order to capture a prisoner and lynch him even before his trial. If the mob is frustrated, many people may be killed in the ensuing riot. Should the sheriff deliver the prisoner to the mob? 2. Should the wealt

Is OB Mod a form of manipulation?

Read the Ethical Dilemma Is OB Mod a Form of Manipulation? (p. 64). "Is OB Mod a form of manipulation? And if it is, is it unethical for managers to manipulate the behavior of employees?" (p. 64). Support your argument. ETHICAL DILEMMA - Is OB Mod a Form of Manipulation? Two questions: Is OB Mod a form of manipu

Simon and Hobbs: effect of transactions on financial records. Ethical or not?

Details: The net income of Simon and Hobbs, a department store, decreased sharply during 2000. Carol Simon, owner of the store, anticipates the need for a bank loan in 2001. Late in 2000, Simon instructs the store's accountant to record a $10,000 sale of furniture to the Simon family, even though the goods will not be shipped fr

Ethical dilemma for end of life decisions

See attached file. Create 4-6 (Microsoft Power Point slides) addressing risk management in regard to Health Care Ethical Dilemma for End of Life Decisions. Risk Management To deter ethical issues and promote the ethical principles and values of the medical profession (e.g. beneficence, non-malfeasance, autonomy, and justi

Unethical Accounting and the Impact of Sarbanes Oxley

Prepare an article analysis in which you identify situations that might lead to unethical practices and behavior in accounting. Then, examine the impact of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act on financial statements. Cite references if there are any.

Legal and Ethical Issues on Market Share

Was it fair to allow suit against companies based on their "market share" involvement in the production and sale of DES (market-share liability)? If not, should anyone be held accountable for the injury caused to DES-daughters? Is it fair to sue only those companies that captured the majority market share? Would it be