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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.

Ethics of whistle blowing

How can whistle blowing be both a positive and/ or a negative situation for many individuals? What are your personal feelings about whistle blowers?

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.

Role of ethics in the workplace

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 standards as you? What is the role of a manager in promoting an ethical workplace? 221 words

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)

Responsibility Report

Jantzen Manufacturing Inc. operates the Patio Furniture Division as a profit center. Operating data for this division for the year ended December 31, 2008, are as shown below. Budget Difference from Budget Sales $2,500,000 $60,000 F Cost of goods sold Variable 1,300,000 41,000 F Control

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

Justice and Fairness in a guaranteed health care system

Justice and Fairness Many sources, including the assigned text, observe that Justice essentially means Fairness Considering that everyone in our nation does not have guaranteed health care yet, analyze the following: - in what way(s) is the current system of health care "fair" or "just"? - in what way(s) is the cur

Ethics

People who advocate virtue ethics often draw a distinction between what it means to be a virtuous human being and what it means to be virtuous within one of the many roles that we play in our lives (parents, employees, employers, soldiers, politicians). The first, the virtuous human, is the more general kind of virtuous person a

Adjusting Financial Records According to GAAP & Ethics

Scenario: Several years ago, Wilson Blowhard founded a communications company. The company became successful and grew by expanding its customer base and acquiring some of its competitors. In fact, most of its growth resulted from acquiring other companies. Mr. Blowhard is adamant about continuing the company's growth and inc