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Business Ethics: Right to Privacy Business Ethics

1. Explain what you take to be the strongest argument in defense of an employee's right to participate in managerial decision making. Explain what you take to be the strongest argument against such a right. Which argument do you find more persuasive? 2. It is often said that business can be like a poker game. In what ways

Business Ethics: Dow Corning Breast Implant Scandal

Please see below the article on the breast implant scandal with Dow Corning. Describe their findings. In Breast Implants Scandal, Where was Dow Corning's Concern for Women? In the annals of business ethics, the fall from grace of Dow Corning Corporation was particularly precipitous. Here was one of America's 100 most profit

Chart of Accounts responsibility for a multi-location organization

If you were working for a Company that had multiple locations - in California, Nevada, Texas, Georgia and South Carolina), what would some of the considerations be when developing the chart of accounts, and why? Who should be responsible for monitoring and maintaining the chart of accounts and why? What can happen if someone was

Ethics in the Workplace

Please find attached the exercises. Respond to the following questions in your own words. Your responses should include specific examples. 1. What are the elements that define corporate culture? Research a business or organization and create a cultural profile of that company based on information you can find from the comp

Case study questions: E & J Gallo Winery and dessert wines.

Case Questions 1. How important is the dessert wine segment to the industry? to E. & J. Gallo Winery? How do these products fit with Gallo's stated position on the quality of its products? Do brands like Thunderbird and Night Train have any redeeming features as a product, even if they are in demand by a segment of the popula

Business ethics

1. Is the goal of a business simply to maximize profits for its owners? Why or why not? 2. Do some independent research. Find an article or editorial which identifies the stakeholder model and advances its thesis. Do you think the author makes a compelling case for this model? 3. In a local or national newspaper, fi

Accounting objectives; basic terminology, ethics, technology

1. What are the primary objectives of accounting? 2. What is the basic terminology of the accounting process or financial reporting? 3. How does accounting affect your personal life emphasizing professional ethics? 4. How does technology play a role in small business accounting? Wikipedia or any other open source web

Business Ethics - Moral Agent

Explain the responsibility of the corporation as a moral agent. Give examples of how a corporation can be considered a societal moral agent.

Questions and answers about the following topics: portfolio management system, project management, WBS, Responsibility Matrix, project network, project costs, project cost-duration graph.

Q 1: What is a project portfolio management system? Describe the considerations for designing such a system. Q 2: Discuss the importance to fully integrate the WBS with the organization. In your estimation, what could happen if this integration does not take place? Q 3: Under what conditions would you consider using a responsi

Content analysis exercise

Read a research report or case study on a current business issue. Topics may include the impact of the housing industry, business ethics, leadership, or your own interest. Carry out a content analysis on this report to determine its major priority and message. In your response, explain how you determined the priority and

Negotiation Ethics 1) Is misrepresentation in negotiations "O.K."? as long as there is not an overt lie? Why? 2) Would you feel that you had been cheated if the other side didn't tell you? Or, would you kick yourself for not asking the question or knowing? 3) If you were going to reveal information, why would you reveal it? To be ethical? To avoid fraud?

1) Is misrepresentation in negotiations "O.K." as long as there is not an overt lie? Why? 2) Would you feel that you had been cheated if the other side didn't tell you? Or, would you kick yourself for not asking the question or knowing? 3) If you were going to reveal information, why would you reveal it? To be ethical? To

Leadership is a skill that is practiced and learned throughout the course of one's professional and personal life. It is the fundamental asset that incorporates innovative concepts within an organization's overall business structure, and facilitates the ethic behind teamwork within the realm of acceptable organizational behavior. Leadership is identified by his/her ability to adjust to a changing environment, assess the current process, recommend new processes and procedures, develop a strategic action plan, execute, deliver, and measure the outcome. A leader is a multifaceted director of an organization that possesses one or all of the following styles and/or characteristics of leadership such as: Transformational, Transactional, Charismatic, and Contingency. According to James M. Kousez and Barry Z. Posner (2003), the criteria of leadership are to set up a standard that is an exceptional business model for subordinates to follow. Kousez and Posner identified five fundamental facets of exemplary leadership such as; ? Model the Way-In addition to being a leader that adapts to a changing environment, a leader must be the type of leader that leads by example to display to subordinates what is acceptable; to show subordinates how to exceed corporate expectations within the internal and external environments, and facilitate adequate organizational behavior. For instance, if a team leader desires to have a fully functioning team that is able to operate in various organizational tasks, than a team leader must demonstrate his/her ability to function properly in a multitude of different job functions in order for the team members to work towards adding value to the organization.

Leadership is a skill that is practiced and learned throughout the course of one's professional and personal life. It is the fundamental asset that incorporates innovative concepts within an organization's overall business structure, and facilitates the ethic behind teamwork within the realm of acceptable organizational behavio

Did GE act unethically in selling $11B of long term debt?

General Electric Capital, a division of General Electric, uses long-term debt extensively. In early 2002, GE Capital issued $11 billion in long-term debt to investors, then within days filed legal documents to prepare for another $50 billion long-term debt issue. As a result of the $50 billion filing, the price of the initial $1

Citigroup's Ethics

Citigroup's performance as of today. What is Citigroup's major ethical problem that has faced or currently facing? What kinds of ethical programs are already in place to insure Citigroup is in ethical compliance?

Neutralization Techniques and Denial of Responsibility

Most of you are aware of the phenomenon of motorists who intentionally break traffic laws on Texas highways. Take the infraction of speeding as an example. Referring to the 5 neutralization techniques presented in Ch. 17 of your reader, express 4 of them by hypothetical responses from speeders. For example, you could write the f

Clarification of Ethical issues

Describe why it is important that business people study business ethics? What are possible benefits to companies, individuals, society, and the world of business? Please explain. The response addresses the queries posted in 498 words with references.

Ethics Case of Beth Bleedingheart and E-Kin

A Case of Freedom of Speech As E-Kin grew, CFO Trump could not effectively manage all of the financial and accounting needs of the organization. The company decided to create a Controller position to oversee internal accounting, financial reporting, and tax administration. Beth Bleedingheart was hired to fill the position.

Managerial: ABC residual income; Transfer pricing; Responsibility for ROI

1) ABC Inc. has the following information available for one of its divisions: Average operating assets $5,000,000 Return on investment (ROI) 40% Sales $8,000,000 If ABC requires a minimum return on its investments of 25%, what is their residual income? A)$1,950,000 B)$4,500,000 C)$6,750,000 D)

Potential ramifications of not utilizing a linear responsibility matrix

The formulation and use of project planning documents, including the project charter, work breakdown structure, and linear responsibility matrix, can have long lasting implications through the life of a project. And yet, many projects are run without these project planning documents. Discuss the drawbacks of implementing a pro