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Business Philosophy and 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.

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

Ethics of International Business

Should American companies refuse to do business in countries: a. That do not practice democracy? b. That routinely practice discrimination? c. That tolerate or even encourage the abuse of children?


How is ethics and ethical behavior apparent in corporate culture? What is the relationship between law, values and ethical behavior? How do these work in unison to ensure business? A re there times when law, values, and ethical behavior may not work in unison?

This addresses budgets, pricing, & responsibility accounting

(a) What is a master budget? What are some of the underlying budgets that form the master budget? What is the budgeting process at your organization? Is it effective? Why or why not? (b)What is the difference between external and internal pricing? What factors must be considered when setting internal transfer pricing between

Corporate Ethics Officer & Whistle Blowing

Question 1) You have been asked by your CEO to recruit for a new position: corporate ethics officer. Prepare a job description for this new position. In the job description, make sure to discuss the role the ethics officer will play in the company as well as the qualifications this individual must hold. Question 2) What is wh

Creating a Code of Ethics for a Restaurant

Create a code of ethics for an organization of your choice. For each point in the code of ethics, describe an ethical dilemma that would be resolved using the code of ethics.

Ethics and the IT Auditor

Ethics and the IT Auditor: Jill Mathews, an IT audit senior for a global insurance company, was recently asked to perform an IT audit of the company's new cloud computing and virtualization migration plan. Her Manager asks that she perform the audit in the next four weeks. She is not familiar with these new technologies, an

Ethics in Comp. Profession

To what extent have computers destroyed our ability to do mental arithmetic? Should elementary children be allowed to use calculators and computers to do math? What are the advantages and disadvantages of such an approach?

Are CEO's responsible for the failure of their companies?

Why CEO's are responsible for the failure of the company? What is he and isn't he responsible for? Examples of CEO failure and the impact it had on the company. What should he do during hard times for his company? - An outline for the report for this case study - A short writeup of the role a CEO has in his company. What is

Virtual Research Ethics

Elizabeth Buchanan on virtual research ethics, write a summary of this interview and add your thoughts on how this affects the business research process.

Ethics in IT: Fraud and Monitoring

1) You are the Assistant human resource manager for Proctor and Gamble. One of your tasks is to monitor the e-mail of all employees. You have discovered an e-mail that you would consider "sexual harassment," which was sent from one employee to another. What specific action steps would you take in this situation? What are your e

This post addresses improper revenue recognition issues.

The net income of Steinbach & Sons, a department store, decreased sharply during 2014. Mort Steinbach, manager of the store, anticipates the need for a bank loan in 2015. Late in 2014, Steinbach instructs the store's accountant to record a $2,000 sale of furniture to the Steinbach family, even though the goods will not be shippe

pressures that encourage unethical behavior

Unfortunately, in recent times, we have seen a number of examples of unethical behavior in organizations, often tied to the organization's handling of finances. In this question, discuss ethical issues facing the top leadership or financial managers in today's corporate environment regarding their approach to the financial matte

Accounting Ethics for Xiaping Trading Company's financial statements

The board of directors of Xiaping Trading Company is meeting to discuss the past year's results before releasing financial statements to the bank. The discussion includes this exchange: Wai Lee, company owner: "This has not been a good year! Revenue is down and expenses are way up. If we are not careful, we will report a loss

Business Ethics in Wal-Mart

1) Are the ethical issues Wal-Mart faces really any different from other larger retailers? 2) Wal- Mart officials have stated that they dont feel women are interested in mamgement positions at the company. Do you agree or disagree? 3) Wal-Mart is continually criticized for its health-care policy. Is this really an ethical

Ethics and the environment

Assume you are the ethics officer for a waste management company. The CEO has asked you for a memorandum addressing the major concerns the company should consider with regards to the environment. Create the memorandum. A "Green" Corporation Corporations are major entities in the world and hence have an enormous impact on th

Sense of Responsibility to Others'

Discuss some implications that ethics may have for organizations beyond just the 'business' side. How does a 'sense of responsibility to others' affect the decisions that are made by an organization as a whole as well as the individual leaders within?

Accounting ethics: Ahead of the accounting curve, too.

Here is an interesting article on revenue recognition and how new pronouncements can affect the numbers. The actions taken by Apple are consistent with revenue recognition rules, but are their financial results skewed? Do these new rules make financial reporting more transparent? Ar


Often unforeseen problems; such as the tragic Gulf Oil Spill, intensify the need to understand ethics which incorporate economic realities. Knowing important aspects of change and having an inclusiveâ?"more whole- ethical stance will support your staff while empowering you as a leader. What should be done to improve planning