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    Two Theoretical Approaches To Ethics: Apply To ECG Case Study

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    Research and prepare comprehensive review of two theoretical approaches to ethics, one of which should be the normative ethical theory. To understand the relevance of ethical theories to current organizational situations, apply these theoretical perspectives to at least one specific ethical dilemma that leaders and/or managers at ECG may encounter when providing consulting services to a diverse international client base as the organization prepares for an ECG IPO and another selective acquisition.

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    Theoretical approaches to ethics
    The first theoretical approach to ethics to be reviewed is deontological theory which is a normative theory. This theory holds that individuals should stick to their duties when they are encountered with an ethical dilemma. The theory states that when an individual follows his or her duties then it is ethical (Chatterjee et al, 2009). The theory outlines whether an action is ethical or not based on the activity itself and not consequences from such an activity; however, the consequences are not completely disregarded in making decisions but the consequences are not the basis for determining whether an act is ethical or not. Consequences in deontological theory are used to identify an individual's duty but do not comprise the duty (Ronzoni, 2010). Since decisions on ethical dilemmas are based on duties and obligations it results in consistent decisions.

    However, the theory has limitations ...

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    This solution provides a detailed comparison of the deontological theory of ethics and the relativistic theory of ethics.