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Ethical Decision-Making: Examining Cheney and Halliburton

The attached examination is in response to the following assignment criteria:

Application of Decision-Making Process

Submit a 2100-2800-word application of an ethics decision-making strategy to a current global business ethics situation. Begin the assignment by selecting a globally operating corporation. Next, select one situation/scenario that involves ethical decision-making by the business. The scenario may be one that is either currently occurring or one that has already been resolved. Use a Critical Thinking Approach to Ethical Leadership Decision Making to analyze and make recommendations for leadership action.

The outcomes of this assignment must include the following:
- A clear statement of the ethical issue
- A clear statement of the business discipline
- A clear identification of the business decision to be made
- A clear identification of potentially related international regulations (Child Labor, Holidays, GATS, EPA, TRPS, etc.)
- A clear identification of potential issues involving disparate legal systems and practices (customs, protocols, etc.)
- A brief review of the facts of the case
- A step-by-step analysis of each aspect of your critical thinking decision making process relative to the issue
- Your final decision, with the rationale for that decision
- An evaluation of your decision relative to the decision made by the organization
- The leadership implications of your final decision on the organization's strategy
- This evaluation must be supported by references to globally acknowledged, peer-reviewed, refereed journals and/or germinal sources and must adhere to APA style for writing, formatting, and citations/references.


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From the attached paper's purpose statement (file name: Week 8 Application of Decision-Making Process...): The purpose of this examination is to apply a critical thinking and ethical decision-making strategy to a known exploitation of ...

Solution Summary

The solution provides two APA formatted papers with references in which ethical decision-making is examined within the context of Halliburton's no-contest contract awards in Iraq and Vice President Cheney's role in the selection process. One paper is 17 pages (on the ethics of the contract award to Halliburton) and the other paper is five pages (describing a model for ethical decision-making, which is consequently applied to the Halliburton situation).