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Global ethics training program

Question. You are a high level manager for a corporation that has recently expanded into the global market. You have been asked to manage an interdepartmental team that will help you to create a global ethics training program. Imagine that your team has very little, if any, experience with ethics training or international manage

Business Ethics and Consequentialism

Case study from the Markkala Center for Applied Ethics and I need assistance formatting a 5-7 page essay. The links are provided below for the research http://www.scu.edu/ethics/dialogue/candc/cases/supplier.html Here is what really happened: http://www.scu.edu/ethics/dialogue/candc/cases/supplier_comments.html 1

Leadership & Ethics for Managers: Using Sources of Power Ethically

Leadership Challenge: Using Sources of Power Ethically The Management of a Multi-national company has hired me as a management consultant to help the Organization look into an area of concern. With many of the recent corporate scandals, the CEO is wondering how she can avoid these sorts of problems within her company. She ha

Code of Ethics: Identify the provisions that should be included in the code. Include a real-world example of an instance where a company code has demonstrated social responsibility. Describe how the company has benefited from the code of conduct or code of ethics. Describe a real world example of a company or individual who did not adhere to the code of ethics. Identify the consequences to the company and individual.

Code of Ethics: Identify the provisions that should be included in the code. Include a real-world example of an instance where a company code has demonstrated social responsibility. Describe how the company has benefited from the code of conduct or code of ethics. Describe a real world example of a company or indivi

George is a recent MBA who just joined a manufacturing firm's Cedar Valley plant as its only cost accountant. Cedar Valley is a town of 20,000 people, and the plant is one of several owned by the firm. George's boss, Arthur, tells him that management wants to automate this particular plant with robots as a pilot project, to help judge whether the other plants should be automated. Arthur admits that the community will be in an uproar due to the loss of jobs. However, the firm can save some of the jobs through retraining. Once George releases accounting information showing that the upgrade is necessary, the community will be less likely to resist. George points out that the report he sent to headquarters last year found that automation would not benefit the plant. But Arthur responds that the report was based on cost assumptions and that these can be adjusted as necessary to make the bottom line come out differently. After all, market prices fluctuate, and there is no solid proof that one cost estimate is better than another. How would you deal with this situation? What factors would you consider? Is any of our reading helpful in analyzing the issues? How, if at all, do virtue ethics bear on this case? Are there other ethical approaches that might be helpful?

I have read about critcal thinking and ethics and I need help with understanding a solution to this problem. George is a recent MBA who just joined a manufacturing firm's Cedar Valley plant as its only cost accountant. Cedar Valley is a town of 20,000 people, and the plant is one of several owned by the firm. George's boss,

Briefly describe the procedures your organization has on cash control. If you have no experience in such procedures what procedures do you believe is necessary in order to safeguard cash? 2. How much impact does Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) of 2002 have on your work, your company? You can explain the before and after SOX environment. Ch. 8 - Reporting & Analyzing Receivables 3. Discuss your company's credit sales terms (i.e. what are they). If you are put into a position to make changes to your existing credit sales terms what would you be changing and why? 4. 4. What impact do you think the over- or under-accrual of bad debt allowance amount will have on a company under the current business environment of corporate malfeasance? Will that create more opportunity for "managing" the bottom line of a company? Ch. 9 - Plant & Intangible Assets 5. What type of depreciation method does you company use to depreciate its assets? What impact will different depreciation methods have on a company's bottom line? Ch. 7 - Internal Control and Cash Ch. 8 - Reporting & Analyzing Receivables Ch. 9 - Plant & Intangible Assets 6. What is a current asset? What is a noncurrent asset? What is the difference between the two types of assets? In which financial statement would you find these assets? 7. What is an example of a significant accounting estimate? What is the importance of these estimates? How do ethics play into the decision-making process? Which financial statements include significant accounting estimates? Why? 8. What are internal controls? Why do companies need them? What are some examples of internal controls? Who is responsible for developing internal controls?Briefly describe the procedures your organization has on cash control. If you have no experience in such procedures what procedures do you believe is necessary in order to safeguard cash? 2. How much impact does Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) of 2002 have on your work, your company? You can explain the before and after SOX environment. Ch. 8 - Reporting & Analyzing Receivables 3. Discuss your company's credit sales terms (i.e. what are they). If you are put into a position to make changes to your existing credit sales terms what would you be changing and why? 4. 4. What impact do you think the over- or under-accrual of bad debt allowance amount will have on a company under the current business environment of corporate malfeasance? Will that create more opportunity for "managing" the bottom line of a company? Ch. 9 - Plant & Intangible Assets 5. What type of depreciation method does you company use to depreciate its assets? What impact will different depreciation methods have on a company's bottom line? Ch. 7 - Internal Control and Cash Ch. 8 - Reporting & Analyzing Receivables Ch. 9 - Plant & Intangible Assets 6. What is a current asset? What is a noncurrent asset? What is the difference between the two types of assets? In which financial statement would you find these assets? 7. What is an example of a significant accounting estimate? What is the importance of these estimates? How do ethics play into the decision-making process? Which financial statements include significant accounting estimates? Why? 8. What are internal controls? Why do companies need them? What are some examples of internal controls? Who is responsible for developing internal controls?

Internal Control and Cash 1. Briefly describe the procedures your organization has on cash control. If you have no experience in such procedures what procedures do you believe is necessary in order to safeguard cash? 2. How much impact does Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) of 2002 have on your work, your company? You can explain

Business Ethics

SYNOPSIS In 2001, John Pepper, the then Chairman of the Board at Procter and Gamble ( P& G), discovered that contractors for his company had been spying on a competitor, Unilever. They had been digging through trash bins outside Unilever's Chicago offices in hope of find-ing memos that revealed the company's marketing str

Ethics and Firm Goals: Can our goal of maximizing the value of the stock conflict with other goals, such as avoiding unethical or illegal behavior? In particular, do you think subjects like customer and employee safety, the environment, and the general good of society fit in this framework, or are they essentially ignored?

Ethics and Firm Goals: Can our goal of maximizing the value of the stock conflict with other goals, such as avoiding unethical or illegal behavior? In particular, do you think subjects like customer and employee safety, the environment, and the general good of society fit in this framework, or are they essentially ignored?

What is the difference between the strategic and tactical and operation plans? What are the levels of management? Who is responsible for what? What do I mean when I use the words forces and dimensions of an environment? Explain.

Ethics Awareness Inventory: Decision Making Process

Ethics Awareness Inventory Based on the outcome of the EAI, what would be the team member's (Dave) decision-making process? Because of a few of Hewitt Packard recent ethics enforcement actions, included is a link to one article about Mark Hurd, HP CEO who got fired for an affair. http://money.cnn.com/2011/12/30/technolo

Need help with a paper describing the demise of Enron Corporation and WorldCom. Identify major factors that led to the dissolution of Enron Corporation and WorldCom. Explain specific ethical violations in accounting practices at Enron Corporation and WorldCom. Describe the role of business ethics in strategic financial planning. Cite readings and at least one other source, including the Internet. Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Need help with a paper describing the demise of Enron Corporation and WorldCom. Identify major factors that led to the dissolution of Enron Corporation and WorldCom. Explain specific ethical violations in accounting practices at Enron Corporation and WorldCom. Describe the role of business ethics in strategic financial

Leadership & Ethics for Managers: In and Out groups,

Leader-member Exchange Model I have been invited by the human resources manager of a medium-sized company to prepare a "report" on "In Groups and Out Groups." The report will be distributed to departmental VPs and directors. In the report I need to: 1. Introduce the concepts of In and Out groups. 2. Describe a situ

Leadership & Ethics for Managers: The Power Corruption Cycle

The Power Corruption Cycle: I have been asked to teach ethics to a group of managers. In one part I will be discussing "corruption and ways to prevent its occurrence." Describe the way mishandling power can lead to corruption and how it occurs in organizations today. Use an example to illustrate it from a research. What

Identify the Pertinent Ethics Issues in Conducting Business

See posting https://brainmass.com/business/international-business/337050 for the full case study. Riordan Manufacturing is considering marketing its top-selling product to organizations in Japan. Write a paper in which you identify the three most pertinent ethics issues faced by Riordan Manufacturing in conducting busine

Marketing question

Think about your own consumer response to promotional strategies of a specific product that rely on vague terms, or unsubstantiated claims to attract their target market. In at least 300 words, please address the following: What is the product and it's promotional claim(s)? Now, question the assumptions that you or you ca

Provide some discussion on the following type of ethical situation. Include a specific example of how a salesperson's actions could be considered unethical in this type of situation. Relations with the Sales Force A substantial portion of sales managers' ethical problems relates to their dealings with the sales force. Assume, for instance, that a salesperson has built a territory into a highly profitable district. The rep may have even worked under a straight commission compensation plan and paid his or her own expenses. An executive who sees this salesperson's relatively high earnings may decide the territory is too large and therefore must be split. Is this ethical? Yet is it sound management not to split the district if the sales executive believes there is inadequate coverage of an overly large district? In some companies, management takes over the very large, profitable accounts as house accounts. (These customers are sold directly by some executive, and the salesperson in that district usually receives no commission on the account.) The ethics here may be questionable, particularly if the salesperson spent much time and effort in developing the account to a profitable level. Yet management may feel that the account is now so important that an executive should handle it. Ethical questions often arise in connection with promotions, termination, and references. If there is no likelihood that a sales representative will be promoted to a managerial position, should the rep be told? If the sales manager knows that the rep is working in expectation of such a promotion, to tell him means to lose him. In another instance, when a managerial position opens up in another region, a sales manager may keep a star sales rep in her present territory despite the rep's qualifications and desire for promotion. And what is management's responsibility in giving references for a former salesperson? To what extent is a manager ethically bound to tell the truth or give details about former employees?

Provide some discussion on the following type of ethical situation. Include a specific example of how a salesperson's actions could be considered unethical in this type of situation. Relations with the Sales Force A substantial portion of sales managers' ethical problems relates to their dealings with the sales force. As