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Business Philosophy and Ethics

Applying Classic Systems Analysis

Let's apply classic systems analysis to the question: Who is responsible for quality? Systems analysis consists of the following functions: input (materials, resources), thruput (processes, transformations), output (goods, services) and control group to coordinate the system. Briefly describe how you would hold perso

Business Responsibility Examples

What are some examples of business related social issues? Select one social issue. What are the major characteristics of the social issue you have selected? What are the social and corporate pros and cons associated with the social issue?

Business Management Consulting: Code of ethics, authentic consulting

See attached files. Why are ethics important as a consultant? Provide examples from your professional experiences that demonstrate constructive or questionable ethics. How might you, as a consultant in your field of interest, stay current on trends and best practices in your field? Should a code of ethics be required

Ethics of students taking books from a bookstore without paying

Your friend shows you some books he took from the bookstore without paying for them. When you question him about it, he says, Sure I took them. But I'm no different than anybody else around here. That's how we all manage to get through school on limited funds. I'll be a better medical professional because of all the knowledge I

US Global Small Arms Sales and Subsequent Responsibility

Please help with the following problem. As the world's largest arms exporter, the U.S. has increased the sale of small arms and light weapons, to secure cooperation in the "War on Terror." In your opinion should United States provide moral leadership to combat the gravest humanitarian crises? The abundance of small arms used

Ethics Awareness Inventory and Ethical Choices in the Workplace

I have to use the Ethics Awareness Inventory and Ethical Choices in the Workplace assessments to revisit my values. Please help with the following (short suggestions, no more than 700 words) a. Explain the role of ethics and social responsibility in developing a strategic plan, considering stakeholder needs. b. Explain

Ethics and Accountability

Should non-profit organizations be held to different ethical standards than for-profit corporations? Should management walk the talk by emulating the companys mission and value statement? How does it affect employee moral? Why is it important to have behaviors aligned with corporate values? Should employees be rewarded for perfo

Socially Responsible Activities for a Major University

You have been hired as a consultant for a major university which desires to be more socially responsible. Describe three socially responsible activities the university can participate in to achieve their goal. Describe in detail the activity, the objective of the activity and the benefits the company might expect to receive from

Defining Medical Law, Ethics, and Bioethics

In your own words, define medical law, ethics, and bioethics. In your definitions, discuss the importance of each in the medical environment. Provide an example of each of the following in your analysis: a medical ethics dilemma, a bioethics situation, and a medical-legal problem.

Medical Ethics

Scenario: Ocean Health is a nonprofit, community-based, healthcare delivery network in Medford, Oregon, which includes three acute-care hospitals, a network of more than 1500 physicians, a broad ambulatory care network, home healthcare, and associated support services. The organization has a compliance department that is s

How do Wikis complicate issues of manners and ethics?

How do wikis complicate issues of manners and ethics? Changing someone's words in a traditional book, for example, might range from being rude to legally actionable. You would not do so without asking the author, which is not the case in a wiki.

Business Ethics

What is the difference between negligence and intentional homicide? Can negligence ever get to the point where it can be considered intentional? Please consider the issues of intent and "due care" in thinking about how one might hold a corporate official criminally liable for the death of an employee.

Utilitarian and Deontological business ethics are applied to the right to informational privacy and pretexting using a case study of HP's former CEO Patricia Dunn. 2,000 worlds, MLA with references.

Former HP CEO Patricia Dunn resigned in 2006 due to her actions to secure corporate secrets for HP. She hired private investigators that posed as journalists and infiltrated the company's intranet in order to find the HP personnel responsible for the very public leaks. This sanctioned use of pretexting cost Ms. Dunn her job.

Definition of Ethics Vastly Different from Organization

Have you ever felt that your definition of ethics was vastly different from the organization or company that you have worked for or may currently work for? If so, what did you do to rectify the situation and how you feel about this?

Sharing of Related Party Information

Should there be specific language in contracts related to sharing client information with related parties? Explain. If information is shared, how must it be transmitted to ensure privacy and data integrity?

Accounting Ethics

If, as an accountant, you had the option of working with only one of the boards, FASB, GASB, or IASB, which one would you choose? Explain your reasons.

Reporting Ethics Violations

What efforts might prove effective for encouraging employees to report ethics violations in the workplace? Included should be discussion related to the effects of my suggestions for improvement on organizational morale, both positive and negative.

Two Theoretical Approaches to Ethics

Research and prepare comprehensive review of two theoretical approaches to ethics, one of which should be the normative ethical theory. To understand the relevance of ethical theories to current organizational situations, apply these theoretical perspectives to at least one specific ethical dilemma that leaders and/or managers a

Continuing Education & Ethics

What role does continuing education and training have with respect to ethics in the accounting profession? Is enough being done to promote education an training in ethics?

Accounting Ethics Problem

What is insider trading and why is it unethical and illegal? Is trading by insiders always unethical and illegal? What has been done (by the SEC) to limit or control it? And do you think it is working?

The Ethic Cycle and Rationalizing Unethical Behaviors

Review the ethical cycle (attached). Discuss a decision 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 (attached). What is the relationship between the ethical cycle and the three simple ethical tests

Code of conduct in accounting

What are your thoughts on the use of a code of conduct? What does your company do to make their code of conduct known? Are you required to sign the code of conduct annually? How is it reinforced?

Accounting Ethics: Did Barry Minkow turn over a new leaf?

Barry Minkow is back in the news...in a bad way. Apparently Barry did in fact "turn over a new leaf"...he went from a Ponzi Scheme to insider trading. I am a believer that you can help a basically honest person make better decisions by teaching them ethics, but I have doubts...more now...that an unethical person can be taug