Share
Explore BrainMass

Business Philosophy and Ethics

Project Management: Code of ethics, trade-off, potential risks, contract changes

1. Summarize the importance of adhering to a professional code of ethics. 2. What is meant by a trade-off? Who are the major players in performing trade-offs? 3. What are the methods, tools, and capabilities that will allow the project manager to "sense" potential risks before they are fully developed? 4. What kinds of chang

Business Ethics: Human Resource Policies and Stakeholders

1) Do you think human resources should govern ethical and legal issues? How might HR policies govern unethical or unlawful behavior? Do we need laws that enforce ethical codes? How might a situation in business be legal but unethical? How might a situation be ethical but illegal? Give an example of HR policies that address or en

Business Ethics Organizations

1.) Imagine your organization had no policy or code of ethics. If the company's top executive asked you to create a code of ethics policy for the company, what would you include? What approach would you use? Why would you select that approach? Provide at least two examples of items you would include in your code of ethics and de

Business ethics discussion

Discussion: Discuss an issue relating to ethics and information technology that you (or someone you know) has experienced in the workplace.

workplace ethics

You are the Assistant human resource manager for Proctor and Gamble. One of your tasks is to monitor the e-mail of all employees. You have discovered an e-mail that you would consider "sexual harassment," which was sent from one employee to another. What specific action steps would you take in this situation? What are your ethic

Organizational Ethics and Social Responsibility: Whistle Blowing

1.) How might a small business owner, whose business has grown from an owner and an operator to employing 12 people over several years, create the organizational culture and organizational values of the business. Consider that the same business has grown to employ 100 or more people over several more years. How might the aaproac

You are an accountant in the budgetary, projections, and special projects department of American Conductor, Inc., a large manufacturing company. The president, William Brown, asks you on very short notice to prepare some sales and income projections covering the next 2 years of the company's much heralded new product lines. He wants these projections for a series of speeches he is making while on a 2-week trip to eight East Coast brokerage firms. The president hopes to bolster American's stock sales and price. You work 23 hours in 2 days to compile the projections, hand deliver them to the president, and are swiftly but graciously thanked as he departs. A week later you find time to go over some of your computations and discover a miscalculation that makes the projections grossly overstated. You quickly inquire about the president's itinerary and learn that he has made half of his speeches and has half yet to make. You are in a quandary as to what to do. Address the following questions: 1. Please define the word 'ethics' and summarize what issues/ramifications might apply to this example. 2. What are the consequences of telling the president of your gross miscalculation, both ethical and non-ethical? 3. What are the consequences of not telling the president of our gross miscalculations, both ethical and non-ethical? 4. Are there other ethical implications or issues that you and the president need to consider in this situation?

You are an accountant in the budgetary, projections, and special projects department of American Conductor, Inc., a large manufacturing company. The president, William Brown, asks you on very short notice to prepare some sales and income projections covering the next 2 years of the company's much heralded new product lines. He w

Ethics and Levels of Ethics

Is ethics something you either have or do not have? Is it really that black and white or are there shades of grey, certain 'levels of ethics' shall we say? Do these levels change if there is 'opportunity' or a sense of inequity?

Internal Controls and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act

Please help answer the following questions. What are some areas that may require internal controls at your organization? How does the Sarbanes-Oxley Act affect the preparation and control of financial statements? Why can't ethics replace internal controls?

ACCOUNTING ETHICS

When the FASB issues new standards, the implementation date is frequently 12 months from date of issuance, and early implementation is encouraged. Becky Hoger, controller, discusses with her financial vice president the need for early implementation of a standard that would result in a fairer presentation of the Company's finan

Annotated Ethics Checklists

Could you please help me prepare an annotated checklist of ethical considerations for doctoral research. The checklist should have two sections: The first section will be comprised of generic ethical considerations, and the second will pertain directly and specifically to the topic related to Multicultural workplaces.

Ethics Dilemma Presented

Bell, E., & Bryman, A. (2007, March). The ethics of management research: An exploratory content analysis. British Journal of Management, 18(1), 63â?"77. Retrieved from Business Source Premier database. How might you research the dilemma presented in the article? Would you examine causation, interventions, solutions, structur

This post addresses the ethics of financial struggles.

Some companies struggle to pull themselves out of financial difficulty and end up getting in deeper and deeper, while others might cut their losses as soon as it is evident that they are in trouble. Which tactic seems more ethical to you? Does a company have a responsibility to their shareholders to try to turn things around

Business Ethics

"First, I would not feel comfortable accepting the offer. The only reason I would consider going is because of the benefits to my company by my learning about new techniques. Second, my employer would not allow me to attend the conference if it did not directly relate to my job. If the products and technology being presented

Management's Role in Promoting Ethics in the Workfoce

What are some real-world examples of ethical and unethical leadership that you have encountered while working? Discuss a time when you have opposed unethical practices. What is the role of ethics in the workplace? What are some strategies for working with colleagues who may or may not subscribe to the same ethical st

Ethics & IT

You are an IT manager in an organization. During a routine check of the log files on network usage, you find that one of the users Donald is using the network to access files from the server every day for 2 to 3 hours after regular working hours. You meet Donald in the cafeteria the next day and tell him not to work after regula

Business Ethics

Matteo Bortesi, a technology consultant at Accenture in Tokyo, said that "the Japanese think long-term. If they think they will benefit in 100 years, they will invest for their grand kids." 1. What do you think of Bortesi's observations? 2. Do American businesses follow such an approach? Why or Why not? 3. What perspec

Business Ethics

Case scenario You are the purchasing manager of a midsize firm. You receive an invitation from one of your suppliers to attend a three-day, all-expenses-paid, informational seminar on new technologies in Miami, Florida. The session is located close to your best friend's home outside Miami. When you arrive at the seminar, it t

Business Ethics of Bear Strength Supplements

Case Scenario Polar Health has been experiencing a boom in its line of health supplement products. Over the last few months, sales of Polar Health's main line of supplement products, "Bear Strength," have skyrocketed. As the manufacturing manager for this line of supplements, Bill Brice has been working overtime to increase t

Ethics Cycle Applied to Moral Questions in Business

Review the ethical cycle. Discuss a decision you have made (at home or in the workplace), and describe the steps of the cycle in relation to your decision making process. Now review the section on rationalizing unethical behaviors. What is the relationship between the ethical cycle and the three simple ethical tests used for bus

Evaluate the goal of eliminating consumer product risk.

There is a tendency in the U.S. to eliminate as much risk and danger as possible to consumers from the products they buy and use. As a manager, do you think such a goal may also have some negative effects on your business environment? Can you point to instances or provide examples when such an approach might prove unwise?

Statement of Cash Flows; Loan applications; Ethics

Scanned Document 105514 is the Case 20-43 Assignment The word template is where my solutions should be documented Required: 1. As OptiComm's new controller, Dave Peterson was asked to prepare a statement of cash flows for 20x1 to submit to the bank. Peterson delegated the task to you, his assistant. Use the direct method.

Ethics Overlap

Some business ethicists maintain that whereas personal ethics has to do with right or wrong behavior, business ethics is concerned with appropriate behavior. In other words, ethical behavior in business has less to do with moral principles than with what society deems to be appropriate behavior in the business context. 1. Do

Treatment of Expenses, Enron and Ethics

Please help me revise my answer based on my instructor's comments to the following business issue. You are an accountant working for an advertising agency and you are working on the adjusting entries for the year ending December 31st. You notice that the prepaid insurance account is too high, because the policy has now been u

Business Ethics: Utilitarianism and Deontology

Normative Ethics: Utilitarianism and Deontology Identify a moral problem, such as Don't Ask, Don't Tell the military is working to correct. Every company has some kind of moral problem. Whether they face up to it or not is another matter. But they have problems. What the utilitarian considerations are, and what the de