discussions and final assignment - legal environment

Nov 18th, 2013
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Discussions

  1. Claims to Environmental-friendliness

    After reading “The Six Sins of Greenwashing”: A Study of Environmental Claims in North American Markets, discuss the tension between business’s interests in maximizing profits and the public’s interest in receiving complete, truthful, and non-misleading information about products that they purchase. From a business perspective, what are the dangers of “greenwashing”? If you were a marketing executive, would you have a policy against “greenwashing”? Why or why not?

    Guided Response: 
    Respond to at least two of your fellow students’ postings in a substantive manner.

    Agree or disagree with your classmate’s position concerning having a policy against “greenwashing.” Defend your position by using information from the week’s readings or the readings related to governmental regulation.

  2. Environmental Statutes

    Visit Business Law and Regulations. Environmental Regulations http://www.sba.gov/content/environmental-regulations  and www.epa.gov/lawsregs/ Identify one environmental law that is relevant to your past, current, or future employer. Apply that law to a business situation created by that employer. How does (or did) that employer maintain compliance with that statute?  Do you believe that environmental regulations help or hinder business? Why or why not?

    Guided Response: 
    Respond to at least two of your fellow students’ postings in a substantive manner.

    Agree or disagree with your classmate’s position concerning whether environmental regulations help or hinder business. Use current events or your assigned readings to support your position.


Assignment
To complete the following final paper, go to this week's Final Paper link in the left navigation. 

Focus of the Final Paper

Prepare an 11- to 15-page paper (not including the title and reference pages) that assesses a legal/ethical issue or situation relating to a current, previous, or potential future work environment. Use at least 10 scholarly sources that are suitable for research in a graduate-level course.

Your paper must include the following::

  1. A description of a business situation that presents a legal and ethical issue. The business situation must be from prior, current, or anticipated future employment experiences or from a current event. The description of the business situation must not exceed two pages.
  2. An analysis of the ethical concerns raised by the situation.
  3. Apply at least two different ethical theories to the situation to support at least two different outcomes.
The paper must determine which ethical outlook as applied to this particular situation will result in the best legal outcome for the business.An explanation of at least three of the relevant areas of law that have been addressed in this course (e.g., constitutional law, contracts, anti-trust law, securities regulations, employment law, environmental law, crimes, or torts) and an assessment of the each area of law as it applies to the business situation identified.A recommendation to reduce liability exposure and improve the ethical climate or the overall ethics of the situation. Your recommendation must be supported by specific legal, ethical, and business principles.Writing the Final PaperThe Final Paper:
Must be 11 to 15 double-spaced pages in length (not including the title and reference pages), and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.Must include a title page with the following:Title of paperStudent’s nameCourse name and numberInstructor’s nameDate submittedMust begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement which identifies the focus of the paper.Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.Must use at least 10 scholarly sources.Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

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