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Sustainable ethics

1. According to a study done in 2006 by LRN Consulting, 70% of Americans will not purchase products or services from a company with a reputation for questionable ethics. Based on LRN's "Five Steps to Building a Sustainable Ethics and Compliance Process", present an argument to the head of a major bank or financial trading firm o

The ethics in marketing

I have to find an article from a business magazine or journal that deals with ethics issues in marketing. 1. Name of magazine/journal, date of issue, author, and page number. 2. Include a two paragraph detailed synopsis of the article. 3. How could the marketer solve or end this ethical situation? Be sure to provide s

Ethics, values and social responsibility.

Hello, I need some assistance on a practice question for an upcoming assignment. I'm having a difficult time finding a starting point or figuring out what info to include/exclude (creativity block). Some examples would be great. Any help would be appreciated.Thanks Ethics has been broadly defined as concerning certain issues

Elements of culture in international business Briefly discuss the reasons why the various elements of culture might increase the cost of doing business in a country. Review the website www.executiveplanet.com. Choose two countries that are culturally diverse. Compare and contrast the cultures of the two countries and discuss the ways in which the differences in culture, business practices, and ethics will affect the cost of doing business in each.

Briefly discuss the reasons why the various elements of culture might increase the cost of doing business in a country. Review the website www.executiveplanet.com. Choose two countries that are culturally diverse. Compare and contrast the cultures of the two countries and discuss the ways in which the differences in culture,

Employee responsibility for financial reporting

The Dalphne Corporation evaluates employees with responsibilities for financial reporting for fulfillment of those responsibilities for compensation and promotion purposes. The company's policies support the idea that: a) Management's philosophy and operating style support achieving effective internal control over financial

Kantian and Utilitarian Ethics

What are the main features of Kantian ethics? What are the main features of utilitarian ethics? Which view do you find most persuasive? Why?

Mission, Vision and Value Statements A. 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? B. What is the difference between a vision and a mission? Where have you seen misleading organizational mission, vision, and values statements? How did that affect the organization?

A. 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? B. What is the difference between a vision and a mission? Where have you seen misleading organizational mission, vision, and values statements? How did that aff

3 myths about business ethics

Which relates to the myths about business ethics? Select three myths, and discuss why they represent a general misunderstanding about business ethics.

Cultural Awareness in International Business

It is critical to be aware of the cultural differences that may exist in other countries. Something we would consider very minor could cause major offense to someone in another country. Do you have any "real world" examples?

Organizational Ethics & Social Responsibility Example Problem

Should the government be more involved in the regulation of how U.S. firms and their international operations. Or, should the watchful eyes be within the business instead of outside it? I truly believe that the majority of American businesses want to make money and do the right thing and are led by honest and ethical people. Doe

Organizational Ethics and Social Responsibility

Imagine you are the marketing manager for a product that is used daily, such as coffee or paper towels, and you are selected to introduce the product to a new international market. What ethical or social responsibility issues, such as labor practices and fair trade, might you face when introducing the product to that market? How

Ethics & Compliance: Microsoft Strategic and Financial Planning

Describe the relationship between strategic and financial planning. Include the following: - A strategic planning initiative for Microsoft and identify an initiative discussed in the organization's annual report. - How the initiative affects the organization's financial planning. - How will the initiative affect costs? - Ho

Ethics of paying for a foreign CEOs vacation to get business

You are a banker in the US trying to get a new client from overseas to invest his millions with you. You offer to provide the CEO an all expense paid trip to Las Vegas for a few days and to see a sold out concert you know the CEO wishes to see. Is this ethical behavior?

Ethical Practices

Say you own a US company and you want to begin doing business in, let's say, Lebanon. You are able to get a connection with a high official in the government. You offer to pay this agent 1% of the contract price if he can help you win the contract. The contract will be close to $10 million, so this is a lot of money to be mad

The Corporate Ladder and Ethics.

Do you think that the higher up you go on the corporate ladder, the harder it becomes to maintain company ethics or even personal ethics and standards? Or do you think it becomes easier to stay loyal and maintain those ethics? To ensure substance the response should be at least 100 words or more in length.

Marketing Ethics

A soft drink company distributed cell phones to preadolescents in low-income areas. The phones routinely received advertising messages for the drink. Following criticism, the company said that the benefits of the disadvantaged children's having the cell phones (e.g., safety) outweighed any "exploitive targeting" considerations.

Application of Virtue Ethics

A former employee who was fired due to poor quality work, absences, and lateness related to her drinking problem informs you that she has applied for a position at another company and has already given your name as a reference. She desperately needs a job (she is a single parent with three children), and she asks you to give her

Ethics

A) What are ethics? How are personal ethics different than business ethics? can you write an example of ethical issue. What were the ethical implications surrounding that issue, if any? How was the issue resolved or how should it have been resolved? B) What is the difference between morals and ethics in the workplace?, Migh

Business ethics and ethical theory

You currently work for MSDS, a strategic management firm located in New York City. Some of the organizations biggest clients have included Donald Trump and Oprah Winfrey. All employees have been called to an emergency meeting by the Vice President. You all have just been informed that the president of the company does not like s

Responsibility Centers & Financial Controls

I need help with the following scenario: The organization that you work for has been thinking about implementing one of the following performance measures: - Balanced Scorecard - Economic Value Added It has asked you to prepare a summary and make a recommendation as to what performance measure should be used.

Federal taxation ethics cases

An Indirect Route to a Contribution Deduction In July, a plane crashed into a residential community in Middleboro, destroying and damaging many homes. Tanya's church, a qualified charitable organization, initiated a fundraising drive to help the Middleboro citizens whose homes had been affected. Tanya donated $50,000 to first M

Deontological ethics raised

John Doe is a warehouse supervisor who works for a national company that sells high-quality (and very expensive) electronics - e.g., HD television sets, business and home computers, and business and personal laptops. John has a high school education, and has been employed by the company for 10 years. Recently, John was promoted

Business Ethics questions

In April 2010, the explosion on the British Petroleum (BP) Deepwater Horizon drilling rig killed 11 workers and injured 17 others. The rig continued to gush oil into the Gulf of Mexico until it was capped on July 15, 2010. The well was declared effectively dead by the United States federal government on September 19, 2010. By th

greatest security threat to an organization

Please briefly describe what in your opinion the greatest security threat to an organization is, and how it can be mitigated or controlled. Also, what is or are the primary ethical issues facing or organizations in the use of corporate IT/IS resources.

Ethics in Market Research

If you were asked to design a code of ethics for the market research industry, what are the top 3 basic issues you would ensure you included in the code? What practical value do you believe such codes have for those who are internal suppliers, external suppliers, respondents, or the public? Please use Burns, A. C. & Bush, R

Analyzing the Responsibility of the Audit Committee

Analyzing the Responsibility of the Audit Committee The role of directors and committees in financial reporting and accounting oversight continues to evolve as a result of Sarbanes-Oxley and new rules and regulations. Based upon Lorsch and Simpson's Harvard Business Case article "The Role of the Audit Committee in Risk Oversi