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Enron: key events, was SOX effective, Fortune 500 techniques

Hi, I am doing research on the company Enron Corporation that want bankrupt back in 2001. I have compiled a few questions of my own that will help me develop information to compose my paper. I am not that familiar with the company and the whole overall scandal that they had going on, so I came here to look for help. I would love

Tesla Motors Inc.

SUMMARY: Tesla Motors Inc. Chief Executive Elon Musk says in a lengthy blog post today that the electric car company is "evaluating judicial remedies" in response to a decision by New Jersey regulators to effectively bar Tesla from selling vehicles directly to consumers in the state. In a post headlined, "To the People of New Je

Annotated Bibliography Creation

An annotated bibliography provides you the opportunity to evaluate the sources you plan to use for your final research project. This bibliography contains the following two components: •References (sources). •Brief written evaluation (summary) of each source. Note: Your annotated bibliography must be properly formatte

Managers and Ethics

I worked at a small business that used cars in their daily deliveries. To save money, the brothers who owned the business would conduct most of their own maintenance on the vehicles. As a result, they would periodically be involved in doing tune- ups, changing oil, and other such activities. One day, I noticed that the brothers

Need for Ethics in Business

Define the market system and the need for ethics in business and distinguish it from the law and concepts of virtue and morality. Also the Insight on ethics in the context of relativism, psychological egoism, utilitarianism, deontology, and virtue ethics. And expound on the ideas of character ethic, female ethic, human rights

Business Ethics Opinion/Advice

As it relates to business ethics, what was the most practical and easily applied lesson/concept you embarked upon? What was the hardest to grasp? What would you recommend to a novice beginner in BE to do in order to be a successful learner? Why?

Regulations on Business Operations

Every summer and Christmas vacation for the past four years, I have worked in the maintenance department of a paper company. While working there to help finance my college education, I have been exposed to many questionable practices. One of the most prominent problems is the adherence to safety regulations. OSHA ( Occupational

Ethics and Online Term Papers

Term papers on practically every subject imaginable are available on the Internet. Many of those who submit the papers as their own work defend their practice in Various ways: These papers are posted to assist in research in the same way any other resource is posted on the Web and should simply be cited if used; these papers are

Behavioral Targeting in Ethical Advertising

I need some help answering questions on ethical advertising: 1. What criteria should one use to distinguish ethical advertising from unethical advertising? Many large firms are investing in Behavioral Targeting i.e., tracking online activities of the target customer (the pages or sites users' visit, the content they view,

Corrupt Behavior in a Professional Setting

For this Discussion Board assignment, you are to discuss 2 instances in which you witnessed corrupt behavior in a professional setting. You may discuss a situation that involved a public or private organization (business, not-for-profit, or government office) for which you either were employed, or were a customer. If you have no

Employer Right to Know

Inquiring Employers Want to Know The information below is sometimes requested on employment applications, some candidates might view some of it to be private or personal. Which of the following items about an employee might an employer have a legitimate claim to know, and why? A job applicant's social security number

The Dangers of Ethnocentrism

Response requires 150 words. Discuss in detail the concept behind ethnocentrism and what other negative dynamics can interfere with workforce productivity? Give examples.

Cendant Corporation Scandal

I need some help in conceptualizing these questions on the Cendant Coporation: 1. Briefly summarize the accounting techniques used by Cendant to manipulate financial results. Categorize each technique into one of Schilit's financial shenanigans. 2. Describe the failings of EY with respect to conducting an audit in acc

Rodgers Vs. Mackey: Social Responsibility of Business

It is my belief that CSR adds far more to society by maximizing long-term shareholders value than they do by donating time and money. In your thoughts and experiences do you feel this concept is conducive to the strategy of business and society. In rethinking the CSR, which argument do you feel portrays an accurate picture Mil

Managerial Ethics from a Pro-Globalization Standpoint

It is important to understand the difference between internationalization and globalization in the context of global business. Answer the following from a pro-globalization standpoint. - Assume you are the CEO of a domestic corporation. Would you choose to expand internationally? What ethical issues would you consider befor

Business Ethics Discussion

Technological determinism is the imperative that what can be developed will be developed. Ethical lag occurs when the speed of technological change exceeds the speed of ethical development. A variety of issues arise in the business context at the crossroads of technology and ethics. Please address the following: • One of

Teleological Theories and Deontological Theories in Business

Teleological theories focus on the relationship between actions and the consequences or results of those actions. Deontological theories focus on the duties managers have when conducting business, such as the duty to tell the truth. •Many ethicists have asserted that the rightness or fairness of an action can be determined by


1.Think back to a job you have had or an organization you have been involved in. Did that company or organization have immoral management, moral management, or amoral management? What characteristics did the management demonstrate to make you classify it the way you did? 2. Describe the sources of your own personal values. Wher

Corproate Public Policy

- What is the relationship between corporate public policy and strategic management. - Provide an example of an ethical issue that companies face regularly. In your opinion, what is the best way a company could address the issue provided? - Consider the definition of strategic management. What is one way that a company engages

Management Strategies to Improve Stakeholder's Relationships

I need some help in answering these questions: 1. Select a business and identify who it's stakeholders might be and what the stakes might be for those stakeholders. Identify production, managerial, and stakeholder views of the business you selected. 2. Explain the difference between the production, managerial, and stakeholder

Importance of Studying Consumer Ethics

A Min of 350 words. 1. Why is it important to study consumer ethics? 2. How does this apply to any position you wish to have in the future? References: McDaniel, C. & Gates, R. (2011). Marketing Research (Ed 9). Canada: John Wiley & Sons

Preventing Employee Negligence in the Work Place

If you were training a new employee on issues of possible negligence in a workplace, what information do you think would be important to include? Obviously, this may depend a great deal on the type of workplace so answer this question for a place of business that you've worked for in the past or a type of business you'd like to

Defective products and Warranties

Explain the differences and similarities of the types of invasion of privacy. What do lemon laws,The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, and general warranties have in common? What dangers do defective products pose to the public and the legal system?

Ascertaining Right and Wrong

Do you believe that there is no way to decide what is right or wrong? Imagine a teacher returns an assignment to you with a grade of "F." When you ask for an explanation, you are told that, frankly, the teacher does not believe that people "like you" (e.g., women, Christians, African Americans) are capable of doing good work in

Efforts within Global Trading System

In considering efforts within the global trading system to reduce trade's negative effects on the environment, what counter arguments can you suggest for the following? 1) Although there may be pollution effects, they're a small price to pay for a higher standard of living. 2) "Tree-huggers" are always exaggerating the eff