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A 6 page research essay looking at three examples each of businesses with solid, high ethical standards and those with less-than-high such standards. "Scoundrels" listed are Starbucks Coffee (predatory practices), Hefty trash bags (deceptive environmental advertising at the litigation level) and Columbia/HCA Healthcare (rebates and financial incentives to physicians for using Columbia facilities). The good ...

Business Ethics

  • 7 page paper

7 pages in length. The "scoundrels" of today's business operate from the point that all is fair, depending on who thinks of it and acts on it first. Those with a high level of ethical standards have the added advantage of dedicated and loyal employees who do their best for their company and for its ...

Ethics and Business

  • 4 page paper

A 4 page paper that considers the statement: "ethics has no place in business" and relates this statement to a discussion of companies and multinational operations.

2 page essay on Business Ethics and 'why companies should assume the majority of the risk and responsibility in any sale.' Well-argued; No Bibliography.

A 7 page research paper reviewing the Sears auto repair scandal of 1992. Presented are: the fraud perpetrated by Sears' auto repair advisors and mechanics, settlement made by Sears, ethical questions to be considered, a more ethical response. Bibliography is included.

6 pages in length. The concepts of right and wrong seem so simple on the surface. Webster's defines morality as adherence to a standard of "right human conduct." Superficially, that definition would be easy for the "simple" to understand. When the focus is narrowed, however, it seems that the concept of morality grays in its ...

Social Responsibility

  • 5 page paper

5 pages in length. Humanity has turned into a selfish, egotistical and myopic entity. No longer are people more concerned with others than they are with themselves. This move away from benevolence has caused considerable harm to man's reputation, as well as to the manner in which people interact. However, there does not appear to ...

In this 7 page research paper, the writer presents an analysis of ethical issues to be considered when marketing products overseas. Bribery, government interference, and customs clearance are among the many issues discussed. Also examined are ways to deal with the problem(s). Bibliography lists 8 sources.

A 10 page paper discussing incidence of bribery in the international business environment. What's the difference in all-out bribery and "grease payments," "commissions," "agent fees?" The short answer, and the one correct in the eyes of every international ethics board, is that there is none. Bribery is bribery, and until only recently, the US was ...

A 12 page paper that discusses ethics according to William H. Shaw and Vincent Barry in terms of moral distinctions, moral arguments, and the relevant facts of the case of Kaveh Moussavi of IBM who refused to bribe Mexican officials. As a result, IBM lost the deal. Weight is given to the philosophies of Kant, ...

Kickback Ethics

  • 5 page paper

5 pages in length. Sometimes, the boundaries between 'ethical' and 'legal' are totally clear. Other times, however, the distinction is not so easy to make. With the full roles of the US Justice Department, it is unlikely that America will soon dilute the legal stand against kickbacks. Recent measures by French courts have basically removed ...

An 8 page research paper investigating the ethics of Nestle's practice of giving free samples of infant formula to new mothers in third world countries. The act is considered in light of utilitarianism as espoused by John Stuart Mill and Immanual Kant. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

A 10 page paper on the breakdown of ethical standards in the workplace today. It gives statistics on the prevalence of unethical or illegal practices at work, analyzes why these seem to be more prevalent today, and offers solutions. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

A 5 page essay exploring the issues surrounding the exporting of tobacco and tobacco products. Is this a policy the United States Government should continue to support in view of its opposition to the use of tobacco within the nation? As one of the top cash products within the country and with hundreds of thousands ...

This 5 page report looks at Ameritech of Chicago, Illinois and discusses the performance of the company in terms of its standards of business ethics. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A 5 page report on the debate surrounding the use of silicone gel breast implants. Ralph Nader involved himself in the controversy in 1988. Since then, various groups have come forward with comments: consumer groups in favor of the implants, consumer groups in opposition to the implants, attorneys, insurance companies, plastic surgeons, and even Congress. ...

A 5 page paper on the business strategies Glaxo-Wellcome learned from the continued development of AZT and how that lesson was applied to both fiscal and ethical company concerns. The writer argues that the company should be used as a model for other pharmaceutical companies seeking to resolve conflicting fiscal and social responsibility issues. Bibliography ...

This 8 page paper discusses the alternative as well as recommended actions for a company to take following a scandal that involves fraud. Corporate ethical conduct is discussed. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Ethclim.wpt

AT&T

  • 5 page paper

This 5 page paper discusses AT&T, the largest telecommunications company in the United States. Selected financial data are provided for three years, then a SWOT, Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats, analysis is offered. Two tables are included. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Investment Ethics

  • 3 page paper

A 3 page paper examining the ethics behind using insider information to recommend a specific stock purchase. A broker has nonpublic information on a specific stock he intends to recommend to all his clients without regard to their individual circumstances or their own investment goals. This paper counts the ways in which Charlie is about ...

A 5 page overview of the concept of product liability. Utilizes an ethical analysis of the responsibility of a manufacturer to provide a “safe” product and presents the dilemma of guns and tobacco. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

This 4 page report discusses issues associated with product recall and the manufacturer’s liabilities and obligations to inform consumers as well as remedy the problem. Several circumstances are outlined in which this usually complicated legal issue may be examined in terms of production and marketing. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

This 28 page research study evaluates the challenges inherent in the hiring and retention processes for hospitality employees, and considers the specific issues for employers, including the Prudential Corporate Training Center, in Fairfield County, CT. This study demonstrates the issues that extend from varying markets, high turnover rates and low wages and also provides ...

A 5 page paper arguing that the ongoing Joe Camel cigarette advertising campaign has directly contributed to a significant increase in both the numbers of underage smokers and the rate at which they smoke. As it becomes increasingly difficult for cigarette manufacturers to reach their target adult audiences with this product, several have been ...

The Work Ethic

  • 10 page paper

This 10 page paper looks at the concept of work ethic and tries to define it through exemplification. Seven specific components are examined and the discussion takes a Christian point of view. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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