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    Salt Lake City Olympics and Bribery

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    Can you please give me an example of one of the questions (the first one) below in point format, with the accompanying notes?

    I do not want an OTA to do my assignment for me, I just want ideas of what to include in one slide and notes. Please put it in point form, though, so it is easy for me to put into PowerPoint format. I included the whole assignment below, but I only need a starter and an example of one question to follow. Thank you.

    ASSIGNMENT:

    Prepare a 4-6 slide presentation for your boss to give to the mayor answering the questions below.

    1. Lobbying is defined as "the act of trying to directly shape or influence a government official's understanding and position on a public policy issue." (Post, Business and Society 7th ed.) What is the difference between lobbying and bribery?

    2. Whether bribery should be considered unethical or illegal has been debated extensively. Many scholars and businesspeople take the position that bribery should not be treated as unethical. Why is it that the general public considers bribery to be immoral? Use ethical theories or philosophies to explain your answer.

    3. The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (15 U.S.C. sec. 78) makes it illegal for US companies to pay bribes even if they are in foreign countries. Assuming that this is a case where the FCPA would apply, it helps to look at its definition of a bribe. The FCPA defines a payment that is "meant to influence an official to award or maintain business activity" as illegal. Payments that assist the payer to obtain ministerial actions are not prohibited. What argument could the SLOC members make that the payments made do not fit the definition of an illegal bribe under the FCPA?

    4. What is the appropriate punishment for violation of ethical and legal principles? Should the remedies be limited to expulsion of the members who violated those principles or should the entire community be held responsible? Use ethical principles or theories to answer this question.

    Your main points should be listed on the slides and the specific information to support each point must be explained in the notes section of the PowerPoint slide.

    END OF ASSIGNMENT

    Thank you.

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    Hello,

    Please see the response below, some of which is also attached.

    Let's look at the first question:

    1. Can you please give me an example of one of the questions (the first one) below in point format, with the accompanying notes? I do not want an OTA to do my assignment for me, I just want ideas of what to include in the slides and notes. I will put the information into PowerPoint. Please use point form, though, so it is easy for me to put into PowerPoint format. I included the whole assignment below, but I only need a starter and an example of one question question to follow. Thank you.

    The first question will probably be best explained using two slides because of the amount of information. I will use point-format like you asked, along with the suggested notes. It will be easy to take it to the next step to make a slide using PowerPoint. The attached response further provides instructions and questions to consider when writing the notes for each slide, which you might consider reading first. It is important to remember to begin your notes with a welcoming statement and a brief introduction to your presentation topic (see more on this below).

    QUESTION ONE:

    1. Lobbying is defined as "the act of trying to directly shape or influence a government official's understanding and position on a public policy issue." (Post, Business and Society 7th ed.) What is the difference between lobbying and bribery?

    Slide One: Lobbying versus Bribery

    Lobbying -

    o "the act of trying to directly shape or influence a government official's understanding and position on a public policy issue." (Post, Business and Society 7th ed.).

    o "any activity designed to influence a Member of Congress to favor or oppose any ...

    Solution Summary

    Referring to Salt Lake City Olympics scandal case attached, this solution provides point-form information for the first question explaining the difference between the two concepts. Specifically, it defines bribery and identifies both the similarities and differences between the bribery and the given definition for lobbying, including notes for the two slides. It also provides other tips for writing the presentation notes.

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