Explore BrainMass

Business Philosophy and Ethics

Ethics - Information Systems

What are ethics, and ethical dilemma? Briefly discuss the process for resolving an ethical dilemma. (one to two paragraphs)

Profitability Versus Responsibility

Phillip Regan, CEO of Relief Dynamics, Inc., a large defense contracting firm, is considering ways to improve the company's financial position after several years of sharply declining profitability. One way to do this is to reduce or completely eliminate Relief Dynamic's commitment to present and future retirees who have full me

Social Responsibility & Business Ethics

Provide a 400-600-word response that assesses the domain of social responsibility and business ethics for any business you are familiar or one that you have read about. (For example, Jet Blue's new passenger Bill of Rights that it has enacted; also remember to use outside sources as research support for your answers.)

Business Ethics Hiring Choices: Should Widgetwise hire Jack Taylor who is blind?

Betty Smith, head of human resources for the Widgetwise Company, had to hire a national sales manager. After many interviews, Smith narrowed the field down to two candidates. Jack Taylor was clearly the top choice. He had finished first in his class, had great employment experience, and exceptional communication skills. The othe

Demise of the Enron Corporation and WorldCom

Hi I need help with a paper describing the demise of the 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 strat

Examines one's personal ethical system and ground rules

I am writing a paper on ethics development that examines one's personal ethical system and ground rules, including its origins and development. I Incorporating the following ETHICAL TERMS Character: Moral actions based on duty-driven ethical principles. These include trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, carin

Ethical Decision Making Process

Because of rising health-care costs and the challenge to contain them, companies are trying to encourage employees to take better care of themselves, and some are even penalizing employees if they do not. One company, AstraZeneca, increased employees' health-insurance premium by $50 a month for each month they failed to complete

Business Ethics

Are some products too dangerous to be marketed in any circumstance? What regulations, if any, would you place on marketing cigarettes? Handguns? Prescription drugs? As a starting point, refer to The American Marketing Association's Statement of Ethics found at

Business Ethics

When it comes to ethics and elements of operations and marketing, are these areas in need of greater formal requirements and regulations? Is this something that is possible, feasible and/or appropriate from a lawmaker standpoint? Does your position vary depending on whether the entity is a public versus a private sector? Why or

Business Ethics

You are aware of inappropriate behavior and violations of your firm's code of conduct throughout your operation. In an effort to support a collegial and supportive atmosphere; however, you do not encourage coworkers to report on their peers. Unfortunately, you believe that you must make a shift in that policy and institute a m

Ethical Climate type that best described PPG

See the attached file. Based on the ethics climates presented in chapter 6, which climate best describes PPG Industries? Is this climate type best for promoting ethics in the workplace? Explain why or why not. There is a section in the book entitled Ethical Climates where it talks about what ethical climates are and goes

Ethical base to make decisions about downsizing or smartsizing

When shareholders increase their wealth through downsizing, does this come, to some degree, at the expense of loyal employees---those who have worked diligently to serve the firm in terms of accomplishing its vision and mission? If so, what actions would you take to be fair to both shareholders and employees if you were char

Ethics relate to the supply chain of an organization

How do ethics relate to the supply chain of an organization? Provide examples of challenges as it relates to the ethical issues describe for companies. What kind of practical guidance would you give to operations managers in these regards?

Business Ethics: Tip Vs. Bribery

Referring to the concepts below, help me analyze this scenario: Details: "Paying a large tip to secure a better table in a restaurant is the same as offering a bribe in business to secure a contract." Defend or oppose this statement. How is your response to this assignment consistent with the moral philosophy you described i

Ethical leadership vs. a person's belief system

Can you help me get started with this assignment? Defend whether you believe there is a connection between ethical leadership and a person's belief system and/or values. Be specific and provide examples.


What can American companies do to protect themselves and still be competitive in other countries while staying within the Laws and Ethics of the Home and Host Country? Is it possible? Examine the requirements for successful management of a Global Business. In your opinion what are the advantages and disadvantages of a comp

Ethics: Arthur Andersen Questionable Accounting Practices; Sunbeam and greed

Arthur Andersen: Questionable Accounting Practices 1. Describe the legal and ethical issues surrounding Andersen's auditing of companies accused of accounting improprieties. 2. What evidence is there that Andersen's corporate culture contributed to its downfall? 3. How can the provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act help

Ethics in business and the "good soldier" defence.

Ethics in Business Jeff Fox is the controller of a cooperation whose stock is not listed on a national stock exchange. The company has just received a patent on a product that is expected to yield substantial profits in a year or two. However, the company is presently experiencing financial difficulties; it is on the verge

Levels of Ethics

Three levels of ethics (of the four) noted in the text include: professional ethics, organizational ethics, and social ethics. Explain each of these forms of ethics. Use examples as needed, to clarify your responses.

Business Ethics - Mattel and Home Depot

Can you help me figure out the answers to the questions below? Thanks! ------------------ Case Study 6 - Mattel 1. Do manufacturers of products for children have special obligations to consumers and society? If so, what are these responsibilities? 2. How effective has Mattel been at encouraging ethical and legal conduc

Responsibility Segmentation Analysis (BFBS, LLC.)

Denys C. began a manufacturing organization, BFBS, LLC., in 2003. The firm specializes in natural hair care products. Most clients are mid-sized national and international retailers who have highly developed in-house marketing departments. BFBS has proved to be highly successful in the past primarily because of the strong pe

Case Studies: Gem Packing and the IAA code of ethics for internal auditors.

Case 1: An Auditors Dilemma Found in Ethical Issues in Finance and Accounting (Page 409) Originally from Joh R. Boatright, Ethics and the Conduct of Business, 2nd ed. C: 1993. Prentice Hall, Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ. Questions: 1. Is the IAA code of ethics really helpful in resolving Alison's dilemma? Why or why not?

Ethics and spyware.

1. What is ethics, and how do ethics apply to business? (Explain in details) 2. What is spyware? (Would this include key logging while at work?) If you use references, please include.