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Business Ethics and Organizational Culture Article Review

Author: Mark S. Schwartz
Title: The State of Business Ethics in Israel: A Light Unto the Nations?
Particulars: Journal of Business Ethics, Issue 105 pp.429-446
Publisher: Springer
Year: 2012
URL: http://springer/article/10.1007%2Fs10551-011-0975-x

Please assist with the following questions:

1) Summarize the article in 1-2 paragraphs; and then

2) Critically evaluate the relevance of the article to business ethics - in short, why does this article matter?

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Dear Student,

First, let's begin with an outline. I suggest:

1. Article summary - 200 words
3. Article evaluation - a. business ethics element, 100 words b. relevance of the article, 100 words
4. Opinion - relate key business ethics theory and relate it to the article presenting your opinion on the matter - 100 words

This should yield around 400 words. Don't forget to use ethics theories listed in your class materials. You can also use the listed resources to further explore the topic. Good luck and all the best with your studies.

Sincerely,
AE 105878/Xenia Jones
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Article Summary

Author: Mark S. Schwartz
Title: The State of Business Ethics in Israel: A Light Unto the Nations?
Particulars: Journal of Business Ethics, Issue 105 pp.429??"446
Publisher: Springer
Year: 2012
URL: http://springer/article/10.1007%2Fs10551-011-0975-x

This particular article is of interest because it did not just look into the practice of one business or one industry, it looked into the ethical practices regulated and enforced in a particular country, Israel, for the sole purpose of governing and ensuring ethical business practices. When we hear the word Israel, we often associate it to Middle-East conflict and with the Palestinian cause. Israel, for all its political and military issues, is a prosperous nation, one built on the principles based upon Jewish ideals of what is fair and right. The author, Schwartz, suggests that Israel has done much as a young nation to create an economic atmosphere that practices ethical standards. He equated its 'great strides' to being a possible 'light unto nations' - a Biblical connotation that can mean as being a 'model'. The author looked into 3 key components to study the state of business ethics in the country which he explained as follows (Schwartz, 2012) -

"To examine the current state of business ethics in Israel, the study examines the following: (1) the extent of business ethics education in Israel; (2) the existence of formal corporate ethics program elements based on an annual survey of over 50 large Israeli ...

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