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Training Process Responsibility

Who is responsible for the training processes at your organization? Is this person also responsible for training needs assessment, design, implementation, and evaluation? Should they be? Why or why not.

Sense of Responsibility to Others'

Discuss some implications that ethics may have for organizations beyond just the 'business' side. How does a 'sense of responsibility to others' affect the decisions that are made by an organization as a whole as well as the individual leaders within?

Accounting ethics: Ahead of the accounting curve, too.

Here is an interesting article on revenue recognition and how new pronouncements can affect the numbers. http://www.cfo.com/article.cfm/14485618 The actions taken by Apple are consistent with revenue recognition rules, but are their financial results skewed? Do these new rules make financial reporting more transparent? Ar


Often unforeseen problems; such as the tragic Gulf Oil Spill, intensify the need to understand ethics which incorporate economic realities. Knowing important aspects of change and having an inclusiveâ?"more whole- ethical stance will support your staff while empowering you as a leader. What should be done to improve planning

hiring non-CPAs

As a CPA you are in charge of a small tax advisory firm providing services to individul taxpayers, a substantial group of whom is high-wealth. Your firm is experiencing new pressures from the changing marketplace. New, non-CPA market competitors and competition from do-it-yourself tax preparation software packages have had a neg

Accounting Ethics and Positive and Normative Economics

Consider the following statement for the role that ethics plays in both normative and positive economics. "Ethics is the study of morals standards and how it affects conduct and I believe it is more present in normative economics than in positive economics. There are no value judgments in positive economics, though the latter

Contract Law and Roommates

Describe your question and receive a step-by-step response, usually within an hour or two. Abigail and Rachel were roommates in law school. They shared an apartment near campus. After crunching some numbers and reviewing their living expenses, they decided it would be cheaper to buy a house in a subdivision in West Baton Rou

Accounting Ethics

"During the period of 2007 to currently, America has seen the demise of Lehman Brothers, the saving of banks deemed "Too Big To Fail," mortgage foreclosures on the rise, big bonus payouts, high unemployment, a larger gap of export/imports, the crisis of European states like Greece, Portugal, Italy, loss of dollar monetary value,

Ethics Case Question

You are in your third year as internal auditor with VXI International, manufacturer of parts and supplies for jet aircraft. VXI began a defined contribution pension plan three years ago. The plan is a so-called 401(k) plan (named after the Tax Code section that specifies the conditions for the favorable tax treatment of these pl

Ethics and Experimental Drugs

Suppose patients are given experimental drug that has serious side effect and the doctor does not know that immediately. Does that violate one of the requirement of ethical research, protection from harm?

What is whistle blowing, and why is it important to the study of business ethics? Provide details. Discuss the reasons why an employee would refrain from reporting potentially unethical behavior within his/her organization? Should a corporation establish an ethics hotline? Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of having one.

What is whistle blowing, and why is it important to the study of business ethics? Provide details. Discuss the reasons why an employee would refrain from reporting potentially unethical behavior within his/her organization? Should a corporation establish an ethics hotline? Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of having one.

Why should any company be responsible for others?

Why should any company be responsible for others? Shouldn't they simply take care of their own actions, team members, customers, suppliers etc? The homeless or "hungry" in America (or anywhere else for that matter) aren't their customers, so why are they considered the company's "responsibility?"

Ethics in International Business

Part I You are planning to expand your fast-food hamburger franchise internationally and have decided to open in London, Mexico, and China. What are some of the considerations to keep in mind concerning the values that the different cultures have on food and eating, the social behaviors to be sensitive to regarding employees an

Blind/Double-Blind Research Studies and Ethics

According to Cooper and Schindler (2008), ethics can be defined as norms or standards that guide moral choices about our behavior and our relationships. Do blind or double-blind research studies violate basic ethical principles? Why, or why not?

Principles of Management, Sexual harassment and sources of differences

1. There are two basic types of sexual harassment that can occur in the workplace. Distinguish between these two types, and give two specific examples of each that could occur in a business setting. 2. Identify and describe the sources of differences in ethics between people, companies, and nations.

Business Ethics and Decision-Making

Should a marketing manager or a business refuse to produce an "energy-gobbling" appliance that some consumers are demanding? Should a firm install an expensive safety device that will increase cost but that customers do not want? Are the same principles involved in both these questions?

Research Ethics in the Field of Psychology

Human research is common in the field of psychology, which raises many ethical questions. 1). If a question must be answered that has significant negative psychological impact on the subject, such as in the Stanford prison study, is it more ethical to use human or animal subjects? 2). Are there some research questions th

Responsibility to lessen the risk of a harmful product

Argue that a manufacturer does not have a responsibility to lessen the risk of a harmful product. Please support your answer using your text and Internet research. When you quote or cite a website, please list the website at the bottom of your comments in APA citation format. In your research you might want to search Google

Accounting Ethics and Sarbanes Oxley Training

Please help answer the following questions. Provide at least 200 words. Include references at part of the solution. Do you feel it has helped holding them accountable? Also do you feel it would be a good idea to have all companies go through Sarbanes Oxley training both the public and private sector?

accounting ethics - bonus objectives

Do you feel that bonus objectives can cause an ethical dilemma in the company? By this I mean do you feel management would cheat to achieve the number if they were close.

philosophy for my management team

What is the way you would like the management team to run your organization? What is the point of interaction and success factors with in your philosophy?

Ethics Case: Theft Reimbursement, Twice

Ethics Case: Theft Reimbursement, Twice I am the assistant controller at a medium-sized, not-for-profit organization. I hired a new accounts payable clerk three months ago?let's call her Mary, which is not her real name?and then I fired her last week because she stole $16,583 from us by altering six checks. Mary's primary du

Ethics and Social Responsibility

Customer complaints about Toyota cars suddenly accelerating were initially downplayed by Toyota Motor Sales in December 2009, which initially stated that it was caused by the driver's side carpeting getting in the way of the pedal. Toyota's announcements at the beginning of 2010, however, suggested that the real culprit was a de