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Employment at Will, CEOs, and Normative Ethics

1. The legal and ethical limits on the doctrine of "employment at will" include: a. Concern about the families of the workers b. Important public policy considerations c. Fear of loss of attractiveness as an employer to potential future employees d. None of the above 2. Circle the best answer or answers: What are some p

The Ethics of Financial Statement Preparation

1. Management can take an over - or under - representation approach to financial statement preparation. Debate the reasons for these types of misrepresentations. 2. While conducting your auditing duties, you discovered significant fraud. Determine how you would let management know these facts.

Business Ethics: Sarbanes Oxley

Sarbanes Oxley was enacted in response to widespread ethics violations. Do publicly traded companies owe ethical duties to their investors beyond making a profit? In the business world, is there a difference between what is fair and what is ethical? Has information learned in this class challenged your ideas about business and e

Business Ethics and Provisions

Read the article Governance in the Spotlight: What Sarbanes Oxley means to You. In this article the author outlines provisions companies are now required to implement. Consider the requirements imposed by Sarbanes Oxley on corporate boards of directors. Do small businesses and privately held companies have ethical duties? If so,

Theories of Ethics

The meeting between Bill and Joe did not go very well, and the Peninsula Hotel chain contract is in jeopardy. Despite their personal relationship, Bill is threatening to sign a contract with Joe's competitor, Threads4U, because it is undercutting UWEAR's price. Joe is desperate to save the contract because the Peninsula Hote

Business Ethics in an Airline

A mechanic for an airline company discovers a serious issue with the instrument wiring. The mechanic alerted the proper channels within the company so that once the Federal Aviation Administration is notified the airlines whole fleet would be grounded. The airline choose to do the right thing and notify the FAA and also ground t

Cross-Cultural Ethics

A member of one culture may not view a situation with the same ethical perspective as a member of another culture. Given this, what can an organization do when faced with an ethical dilemma complicated by cross-cultural considerations? What factors must be considered when making decisions in situations like these?

Medical Devices: Approval Process and Responsibility

1. What is the approval process to bring a medical device to market in the US? 2. Who should be held responsible for detrimental health effects related to that medical device or product? ....What if the device or product were being used in an "off-label" manner, or not in accordance with manufacturer's directions?

Business Ethics: Male versus female labor in China's manufacturing sector

Harris Aerospace is an international organization with manufacturing plants in China, Japan, and the United States. You have just been hired as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to run all three plants. For the past five years, the profits at Harris Aerospace have decreased significantly. To keep the organization from bankru

Ethics and accountability in job descriptions

You are the boss for a public administrative agencyand it is your job to complete a job description for a position that reports to you. Go to the Internet and search for your dream job (or at least a job that interests you) as a public administrator. Take the details of that job description and insert them into a word-processing

Ethics and Deferred Taxes: auditing the Weiss Company

It is the end of 2014, and the auditing firm for which you work is auditing the Weiss Company for the first time. Prior to 2014, Weiss was audited by another firm. A substantial amount of Weiss Company's revenues for 2013 came from installment sales. Weiss has considerable property, plant, and equipment. It also has a large a

Company Responsibility and Recruiting Methods

1. Sexual harassment can occur in a work environment with employees of the organization. Explain the role or responsibility of the company in this situation. 2. You are trying to get a job as a recruiter for an HR department for a large, multinational company. One of the questions you are asked in your interview is to descri

The Management's Role in Ethics and Social Responsibility

I need help figuring out 2 challenges that many companies face in the areas of ethics and 2 challenges in the area of social responsibility. Also need help with identifying the management's role in addressing each of these issues.

Ethics Module on IKEA and Child Labour

Question: What factors make it difficult to eradicate child labour? Please assist with ideas for short paragraphs or bullet point would be fine. See the following article: Bartlett, Christopher A., Vincent Dessain, and Anders Sjöman. IKEA's Global Sourcing Challenge: Indian Rugs and Child Labor (A). Harvard Business Sc

Ethics Management and Training and Analyzing Current Events

Hello, I would appreciate assistance with the following questions. Please provide references used. Thank you. Go to The Center for Public Integrity iWatch. (http://www.iwatchnews.org/) Scroll to the bottom of the page to "What We Investigate." Select a topic and review two of the latest news items about it. 1. Fr

Business Ethics and Consequentialism: Justice Test

Using the Justice Test from the link below, apply the test to the case using the link below and fully discussed what the right decisions should at each step. http://ethicsops.com/EthicsTestsLinks.aspx http://www.scu.edu/ethics/dialogue/candc/cases/supplier.html

Ethics Clothing Survey

This is an ethical clothing survey seeking to solicit opinions from consumers regarding what is ethical clothing, how it is perceived, and how much knowledge consumers actually know about how it impacts social responsibility and the environment. The survey also asks thought provoking questions about consumer behavior. The survey

Business Ethics and Social Responsibility

Do you view Walmart as a company with integrity? They have a heavy ratio of part to full time workers to help keep cost down, but make millions of dollars a year. Is downsizing ethical and socially responsible? Is using part-time employees, rather than full-time employees, to reduce cost and keep from paying benefits ethical

Why is a Code of Ethics Important?

I am trying to formulate a response that answers both question in a general sense and specifically why does the ICMA need such a code. I have been reading the information contained in the below link for the last two days and just cannot bring the right words together to find a sound response. Any help of any kind would be of gre

Business Ethics: Measuring Our Worth

1. If you were deciding whether to engage in the recall or settle the cases in which injury occurred, which would you choose? Why? 2. What influence does the value of your stakeholders have upon your decision? 3. What sort of financial impact will your decision have upon the company? 4. How do you account for the intrinsic an

Business Ethics: Online Research

Conduct online research on the case Pelman vs. McDonald's in which it was alleged that McDonald's was partially responsible for the health problems associated with the obesity of children who eat McDonald's fast food. Should McDonald's and other fast food restaurants be judged negligent for selling dangerous products, failing to

Business Responsibility

PowerPoint Presentation Review both Milton Friedman's "Traditional View of Business Responsibility" (p. 72) and Archie Carroll's "Four Responsibilities of Business" (p. 72-73) in the Pearson textbook, and develop an understanding of their ethical principles. You are also welcome and encouraged to research them using outside

Business Ethics: Affirmative Action

Affirmative action refers to a policy or a program that tries to respond to instances of past discrimination by implementing proactive measures to ensure equal opportunity today. In your own words, discuss your point of view on affirmative action. Do you believe it is fair or does affirmative action create further discrimination

Ethics of Executive Compensation

Do you think executives deserve to make around 200 times as much as the average worker? Is it ethical for managers to take large pay increases while laying off employees and when giving them only small raises? Are companies being socially responsible when paying executives premium compensation?

Leadership, Social Responsibility, and Ethics

The discussion topic is social responsibility. Why should companies feel obligated to consider social responsibility issues? Should they not just go about their business trusting that the surrounding society will adapt to them? By providing jobs, they make the community more secure which fulfills their obligation anyway. After

Ethics and Legalities

- Analyze and explain the state of our legal system in terms of ethics. - Does our legal system promote good ethics or bad ethics? - What is the role of judges in promoting good legal ethical practices? - Please use at least one research site to support your statements. The deliverable length requirement is five pages in