Business Ethics and Social Responsibility

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  1. Resolving Ethical Business Challenges: Jerry

Read “Resolving Ethical Business Challenges” in Chapter 9 of your text, and then address the following questions.  Support your response with evidence from the text.

  • What areas of its ethics audit should Soumey change?
  • Does Jerry have a duty to report any of the items that he has heard to an outside authority?
  • Is Jerry responsible for the problems associated with Soumey over the last three years?

Guided Response: 
Review several of your classmates’ postings.  Respond to at least two classmates by stating whether you agree or disagree with your classmates’ position on Jerry’s level of responsibility.  Support your position with evidence.

  1. Effective Business Ethics Programs 

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Examine a code of ethics from an organization of your choice. 

Research Tip: Organizations often make their business ethics programs, codes of ethics, or codes of conduct public on their websites.  Be sure to include a link to your chosen organization’s business code of ethics in your post.

Consider the following:

  • Why might this organization need a code of ethics?
  • Which elements of effective business ethics systems, as described in your text, are utilized in your chosen organization’s program?
  • How does your chosen company’s code of ethics minimize risk? 
  • What does the organization’s code of ethics say about the organizational culture? 

Be sure to reference your textbook and at least one article or scholarly source to support your findings.  Include the link to your chosen organization’s business ethics program. 

Guided Response: 
Review several of your classmates’ postings.  Respond to at least two classmates by reviewing their chosen organization’s business ethics program and offering your thoughts regarding its level of effectiveness.  Be sure to support your position with evidence from the text or other external scholarly sources.

Assignment
To complete the following assignment, go to this week's Assignment link in the left navigation. 

Framework for Ethics

Structural and behavioral organizational ethics can be measured with a variety of models; including Six Sigma, Balanced Scorecard, and the Triple Bottom Line. 

Choose two of these models to evaluate.  In a three to five page paper excluding title page and reference page(s) complete the following:

  • Analyze the components of two of these models and how they can be used to enhance ethics and business performance.
  • Describe how organizations can utilize the models to drive ethical decision-making, including how those organizations might integrate the model into their business ethics programs. 
  • For each of the two models you have chosen, find an organization that utilizes the model and illustrate how it has been applied within the organization.

In addition to the textbook, be sure to support your work with evidence from at least three scholarly sources; including the Ashford University Library, peer-reviewed journals, and industry reports. 


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