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Business Philosophy and Ethics

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?

How Ethics in Accounting Affects Healthcare

1. What are some ethical issues in health care accounting and how can these issues affect the administration of healthcare? 2. How can accountants in the healthcare industry maintain a high ethical standard? (Answer provided in approximately 100 words.)

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

Martha Stewart: Brand and Business Ethics

1. Martha Stewart repeatedly denied any wrongdoing, despite her conviction and failed appeal, yet she still says she did nothing wrong. Is this the right strategy? 2. Did Stewart's actions justify her subsequent sentencing, and the sentencing of her associates? 3. Compare this to other executives' wrongdoings.

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.

Personal Ethics Statement

Can anyone provide me with a sample of a personal ethics statement that is related to scripture as well?

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