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Treaded Discussion - Utilitarian Ethics in Organizations

An industrial firm is confronted with the dilemma of whether it should include - on its balance sheet - a very costly liability for the cleanup of a hazardous waste pool that has been generated over a number of years and as a direct consequence of its operations. The company is in agreement that the cost of cleaning up the hazar

Ethics in Healthcare and the marketing of a new, untested procedure.

The following case study illustrates some difficult ethical issues hospital marketers face on the job. When deciding on the best way to confront these "gray" ethical areas, hospitals marketers should use these questions as a guide: - What are the hospital's objectives in implementing this plan? - Will this marketing activity c

Ethics Questions on Stakeholders

*What is a stakeholder? *How does your business define stakeholder? *Identify your stakeholders and what makes them stakeholders in your business: - The employee - The supplier - The customers - The government - The local community and society *How does your business communicate with its stakeholders? - Discuss corpor

Business Ethics in a Scenario

Scenario: You are the first person to arrive in your classroom and as you sit down you notice an iPod on the floor underneath the adjacent seat. You pick it up and turn it on. It works fine and even has some of your favorite music listed. You realize that you are the only one in the room and no one will know if you keep it. You

Citing Articles and Books

Locate the following articles: 1) "Taking Rights out of Human Rights." By John Tasioulas, John. Ethics. July 2010, Volume 120, Issue 4, pages 647-678. 2) Authors: Thompson, Karen J.; Thach, Elizabeth C.; and Morelli, Melissa. Insights to a Changing World Journal. December 2010, Issue 4, pages 107-130. Title: "Implementing

Ethics and Product Quality

HighTech, Inc., manufactures computer chips and components. HighTech has just introduced a new version of its memory chip, which is far faster than the previous version. Because of high product demand for the new chip, the testing process has been thorough but hurried. As the firm's chief of operations, you discover after the ch

Ethics - Decision-Making and Corporations

Compare and contrast the various ethical decision-making approaches. Which approach do you think is most applicable in the real world? Explain your rationale. Generalizing from your results of the Experiential Exercise "Ethical Work Climate", what general recommendations can you make for improving the ethical standings of corp

Enron Crisis of confidence: Scandals and bankruptcies

The Enron debacle, followed by accounting scandals and bankruptcies at WorldCom and Adelphia, created what one public official reported was a "crisis of confidence" on the part of the public in the accounting profession. Various parties and institutions bear some degree of direct or indirect responsibility for this "crisis of c

Ethically Responsible Advertising

Is it time to ask advertisers to ensure ethically responsible management of their profession? Does the invasion of advertising make of our world a better world?

Ethics: Business Communications

Describe a situation in which ethics should be considered when choosing the format or content of a communication? Why might content matter? Is it wrong to provide too much information? Why?

Ethics and Leadership

1. Ethics is a topic that sparks a lot of debate amongst different groups of people; it is hard to keep everyone in an organization happy. Research one ethical issue that is prevalent in the workplace and decide, as a leader, how you would handle it. 2. You are having trouble communicating with one particular employee, but y

Business Ethics and Social Responsability

CASE STUDY: Royal Dutch Shell in the Niger Delta (Frederick Bird) Shell began oil extraction in the Niger Delta in the late 1950s. Between 1950 and 2000, Shell extracted oil for more than 250 billion dollars. During this time, in 2000, the standard of living of the five million people who live in this region has not improv

Ethics in Financial Planning

Outline the effects of financial planning, governance and ethical issues in modern economies. Identify current policies or initiatives that promote ethical behaviors in the corporate environment. Discuss the financial implications of following such policies and describe the aspects of the policies that work and which ne

Business Ethics Article Analysis

My school's library is down and I'm unable to access the article-- Business Ethics Should Study Illicit Businesses: To Advance Respect for Human Rights: JBE JBE falseByrne, Edmund F. Journal of Business Ethics103. 4 (Nov 2011): 497-509. Can you please assist in telling me what exactly this article is about in depth and how

Ethics Based on Corporate Statements

Go to a public corporation's website and read their statements on corporate social responsibility. What aspects of their ethics do you agree or disagree with? Why? The J.C. Penney Website was used to example ethics.

Ethics in Agencies and Revenue Sources

Consider the following scenario. Then place yourself in the position of an executive with a sport franchise or agency facing challenging economic times. Reflect and respond on the ethical issues involved with reversing previous bans on advertising. Your response should be at least 200 words in length. You are required to use at

Ethics in Business Practices

What is a stakeholder? How does your business define stakeholder? Identify your stakeholders and what makes them stakeholders in your business: - The employee - The supplier - The customers - The government - The local community and society How does your business communicate with its stakeholders? - Discuss corp

Whistle-blowing and Ethics.

(1) Provide an example of a consumer product currently being sold that you feel is not a morally responsible product. (2) Provide an example of when whistle-blowing is morally mandatory and when it is morally wrong. (3) Provide an example of when marketing has crossed the line and become unethical.

Responsibility for Business Operations

Organizations around the globe are now being asked to take some responsibility for how their business operations impact their local communities, society as a whole, and the environment. Do you agree or disagree with them being asked to do this? Why or why not? Also, describe one example of an organization that has taken steps to

Ethics: Aero Systems, plantwide allocation rates vs ABC

Aero Systems is a manufacturer of airplane parts and engines for a variety of military and commercial aircraft. It has two production departments. Department A is machine intense; Department B is labor intense. Aero Systems has adopted a traditional plantwide rate using direct labor hour based overhead allocation system. The

Shareholder return and ethics

What does it mean to say that managers should maximize shareholder wealth subject to ethical constraints? What ethical considerations might enter into a decision that decreases cash flow or stock price? Contrast the effort of building a car and building a residential unit. Which one requires more initial capital? What kinds o

Business Issues and Ethics

An HR manager is hiring two employees. The top two candidates, one male and one female, are equally qualified and you wish to hire both. You will be evaluated in part by how well you control compensation expenses. As a result, you have both a professional and personal responsibility to pay the lowest salary that is necessary to

Business Ethics and Operations

Business Ethics Loren Vranich, a doctor practicing under the corporate name Family Health Care, P.C., entered into a written employment contract to hire Dennis Winkel. The contract provided for an annual salary, insurance benefits, and other employment benefits. Another doctor, Dr. Quan, also practiced with Dr. Vranich. About ni

Production Planning and Control Responsibility

The authorization of production occurs in the production planning and control department based on orders received from customers or analysis of sales forecasts and inventory requirements. Production planning and control is also responsible for monitoring materials and labor usage, and tracking the progress on production orders u

American Capitalism and Business Ethics

American Capitalism: Is a large discrepancy between executive pay and that of the average worker unfair to the worker? Is it unfair to increase a CEO's compensation at the same time that he or she downsizes the workforce? What is an ethically justifiable way to determine the pay of a CEO of a large corporation? How do you expla

Strategic Management

Some companies have been known to extensively interview managers with key competitors for executive positions that do not exist. How is this practice a violation of the Judeo-Christian religious view of ethics?

Ethics of an Unsanitary Environment within a hosptial organization that outlines the proper behaviorial activity while implementing a sufficient remedy on identified problems.

The Scenario: In performing an audit at a local Trauma I hospital. I was asked to wait for the Chief Nursing Officer in a patient waiting room that was filthy with unwrapped, uneaten food, paper on the floor and a set of patient discharge instructions that included protected health information (PHI). Numerous staff personnel w