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Business Ethics, Virtue Ethics and Source Evaluation

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In a 2-3 page SLP, please do the following:
Locate the following articles in the TUI Library using ProQuest (or EBSCO if you cannot find in ProQuest). Then, using the Cornell University website as a guide, perform a critical evaluation of each article or source, explaining why each of the articles or sources below is a scholarly or non-scholarly resource. Give as many reasons as you are able for each resource. Finally, in your Reference section, properly cite each source using APA style:

1) Edmund F. Byrne - author of the May, 2002 article entitled "Business ethics: A helpful hybrid in search of integrity." Published in in the Journal of Business Ethics, Volume #37, Issue #2. Article is found on pages 121-133.
2) Published in September 24, 2011 issue of The Economist. Article entitled "Business: The view from the top, and bottom; Corporate culture." Pages 76-77.
3) Article authored by Jonathan Dee entitled a "A Toy Maker's Conscience," and published in the New York Times Magazine. New York: Dec 23, 2007. p. 34 (6 pages).
4) Article entitled: "75 years of lessons learned: chief executive officer values and corporate social responsibility," authored by Carol-Ann Tetrault Sirsly, and published in the Journal of Management History in 2009. Volume 15, and Issue 1. p. 78
5) Article entitled "Corporation communication, ethics, and operational identity: a case study of Benetton." Was authored by Janet L Borgerson, Jonathan E Schroeder, Martin Escudero Magnusson, and Frank Magnusson. Found in a journal entitled "Business Ethics." Oxford: July, 2009. Volume #18, Issue #3; p. 209.
6) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deontology#Kantianism
7) http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/utilitarianism-history/#JerBen

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1) Edmund F. Byrne - author of the May, 2002 article entitled "Business ethics: A helpful hybrid in search of integrity." Published in in the Journal of Business Ethics, Volume #37, Issue #2. Article is found on pages 121-133.

The source of this article is the Journal of Business Ethics. This is a peer reviewed academic journal published by Springer Science and Business Media. This journal addresses methodological and disciplinary aspects of ethical issues related to business.

Edmund F. Byrne is a Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Adjunct Professor Emeritus of Philanthropic Studies at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. He has high credibility and acceptance.

2) Published in September 24, 2011 issue of The Economist. Article entitled "Business: The view from the top, and bottom; Corporate culture." Pages 76-77.

The source of this article is The Economist. It is not a peer reviewed article. The Economist is an English language weekly news and international affairs publication. The company that publishes the economist is The Economist Newspaper Ltd. The Economist is a newspaper.

3) Article authored by Jonathan Dee entitled a "A Toy Maker's Conscience," and published in the New York Times Magazine. New York: Dec 23, 2007. p. 34 (6 pages).

This is not a peer-reviewed article. The source of this article is the New York Times Magazine. This is a Sunday magazine supplement included in the Sunday edition of The New York Times. The ...

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Choose three virtues, and then discuss how the virtues you have selected may have more appropriately guided the actions and behaviors of the organization at issue. Finally, you will discuss which of the normative ethics we have studied in Modules 1, 2, and 3 (deontological, utilitarian, or virtue ethics) best inform the Case.

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