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Ethical Dilemmas and Behavioral Outputs

Can you please help me with the following questions? 1. Reflect on one of your recent ethical decisions prior to this course. What ethical system(s) did you follow? Were you satisfied with your choice? 2. The course texts have exposed you to a number of ethical systems (Hill's H-J-L, or Johnson's Chapter 5). Which system wo

Integration versus Compartmentalization

Compare and contrast integration versus compartmentalization. Moral Identity, raises the question of whether one can live an integrated life. 1. Is it possible for a leader to live an effective life and serve their company well while following the integrated approach? 2. What are the potential benefits of such an approach? W

Enron Failure: Greed or Poor Business Decisions

Read the following document, "The Rise and Fall of Enron" at http://www.sjsu.edu/faculty/watkins/enron.htm. In your opinion, was this a case of greed or just bad business decisions leading to an illegal cover-up? This article concludes with this: "In 2004 the top executives of Enron, Kenneth Lay and Jeff Skilling, were ind

Consequences of Ethical Decision Making

Need help Choosing a positive example from the past ten years of a business organization whose leaders acted ethically when they encountered an ethical dilemma. *Select the business organization *Analyze *Describe the ethical decision making and actions in the organization *What Ethical framework was applied *Positive an

Self Interest or Community Interest

Self-Interest or Community Interest Adam Smith argued that self-interest is a critical element in a society's economic development. Karl Marx, by contrast, argued that society functions better when each of us is more community oriented. Pretend you are either Adam Smith or Karl Marx, and explain economic recession from t

Psychological Egoism in Business

Find a contemporary article showing how the theory of psychological egoism in a corporation resulted in an ethical dilemma. - Is there a way that the decision-making process within a large corporation can overcome this fact of human selfishness? - What would be a solution in this scenario? - How does the theory of psychologic

Toxic Culture in Business Ethics

Organizational culture is a shared pattern of beliefs, expectations, and meanings that influence the actions of the organization's members. What do you think constitutes a "toxic" culture? Describe any personal experience of an organization that would qualify as toxic.

Virtue Ethics v Moral Relativism

Virtue Ethics refers to believing that ethical behavior is based on a set of virtues that are morally valid without any consideration to the action or subsequent outcome. Moral Relativism refers to being able to define ethical behavior based upon the context. Which do you agree with as a basis for ethical action and why?

Business Ethics Potential Conflicts

Answer each question below. Your response should be at least 200 words in length. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations. 1) What are the three potential conflicts of interest that can take place during the auditing process? Explain. 2)

The Researching Process for a New Product

A company is considering creating and selling a new type of cookies. Create a report explaining the research process that should be used by the company to make this decision. Your report should include: - The research question - The proposed research - The research design - Data that would be collected and how one would p

Global Business - Google

Read Case Study 8, "Google: Don't Be Evil Unless..." on pages 308-315. Summarize the overall viewpoint of the author, and discuss the major issues presented in the case. Review the "Questions for Thought." Answer the four "Questions for Thought" using the business ethics principles from the textbook. Your summary of the autho

Sustainability in marketing

Choose an article from SAGE Journal Articles on www.sagepub.com/stanwick by clicking the Student Resources tab then selecting Journal Articles on the left menu. You may choose any article from Chapters 1-3 so long as the article is at least five pages in length. The purpose of this assignment is for you to practice reviewi

Coca Cola: Ethics and Global Initiatives

In the attached file, read the second case study on Coca Cola and respond to the following questions: 1. In a narrative format, discuss the key facts and critical issues presented in the case. 2. In a globally competitive environment, why would Coca Cola engage in questionable conduct such as channel stuffing, falsifying

Google: Censors, Child Protection, and the Library Project

1. Should Google censor searches in China? Why? 2. Why do you think Google was adamant about not wanting to supply information requested by the government concerning the Child Online Protection Act? Why? 3. What rationale do you believed was involved with google starting its Google Books Library Project? 4. From all the

Bernie Madorr Ponzi Scheme

1. How did trust and greed concepts intertwine within the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme? 2. What is a Ponzi scheme and find several examples that have occurred within the recent years. 3. How likely is it that Madoff's sons that were employees of the firm, knew nothing about the fraud? 4. Explain the ethical issues that are asso

Countrywide Case Study

1. In a narrative format, discuss the key facts and critical issues presented in the case. 2. What were the incentives for Countrywide to write so many subprime loans? 3. What was Countrywide's logic in thinking that originating loans for people with poor credit ratings would result in positive outcomes? 4. If you were

Meltdown of the financial market

1) Watch the documentary: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/meltdown/view/ The documentary offers an insider view of the meltdown from the point of view of Washington and New York. It starts on September 18, 2008. In the first few moments members of the Congressional leadership are astonished to be brought into a pri

Deontological and Teleological Frameworks of Business Ethics

1) What are the deontological and teleological frameworks of business ethics? Give examples of them in today's business environment. 2) Why were the three simple ethical tests established in business ethics? Give examples of them. 3) Why is it important to study ethics in business, and what is the foundation and history

Bernard Madoff case study

1. In a narrative format, discuss the key facts and critical issues presented in the case. 2. Do you think Bernard Madoff engaged in creating a Ponzi scheme because of greed or did he employ it as a short term strategy and just caught up in a process that he could not reverse? 3. What were the elements that led to him so s

HP Reporting and Sustainability

Explain how HP plans for capital budgeting and risk assessment. Explain HP reporting and disclosure of its sustainability measures, including any metrics used and audits performed.

Enron Case study

1. In a narrative format, discuss the key facts and critical issues presented in the case. 2. Enron resulted in significant legislation to prevent future ethical misconduct. Do you think that Sarbanes Oxley has been effective in managing the risks exposed through Enron, Arthur Anderson, Worldcom, etc.?​ 3. Do you believe

Ethics as Related to Epidemiological Studies

Write an essay on ethics as they relate to epidemiological studies. You are encouraged to utilize an ethical situation such as the Tuskegee Experiments, the L-Dopa experiments, or another similar study.

Career and family balance

If you have, or plan to have, children, what sort of balance do you seek between career and family life? Do you believe that the mindset of corporate America is conducive to the type of work and family arrangement that would suit you? Should the United States require companies to provide paid maternity leave? Should it assist t

Ethical Standards for National Security Agency

Please assist in proposing a plan for revising the ethical standards to resolve the issue for the NSA. It must address how the plan impacts employees and management. Requirements: - Include prescriptive and psychological approaches. - The plan must include implementation, communication of the standards, and measurements of