Essays and Research Papers on Business Ethics

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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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

4 pages in length. Ethics plays a huge role in the procedure of any investment or business system. As the public is now well aware, records can easily be manipulated which might skew the bottom line of a profit and loss sheet. Shareholders could easily be misled as to the performance of ...

This 7 page paper considers the role of social responsibility in the commercial environment. The question of what social responsibility is tackled along with the arguments for and against it. The theories of Milton Friedman and his views on the singular responsibility of profit maximisation discussed and his reasoning is found to erroneous in some ...

A 3 page paper which argues that Polygraph testing should be allowed in business or industry as it relates to employees. Polygraph testing can prove to indicate prevalence of theft issues, and the basic honesty level of an employee, which is incredibly beneficial to the business or industry, and not entirely defacing to the employee or potential employee. Bibliography lists ...

A 3 page paper which argues that polygraph testing should not be allowed in business or industry as it relates to employees. This is a serious invasion and is not even considered a very reliable form of testing one's honesty. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A 5 page paper that discusses the government-business relationship in the U.S., the evolution of ideologies from Colonial America to the present, and corporate social responsibility. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 5 page outline of one corporate manager's views of the new business perspective emerging in management philosophy which recognizes the importance of social contract for the greater good of society. Emphasizes the importance of managing corporate lands for public use and ecological integrity as well as for company profitability. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

10 pages in length. The writer discusses the following issues: the current role of business in society; whether or not organization have a duty to be socially responsible; economic function of consistency of government; public policies toward business; and Michael Porters 1990 definition of globalization. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

11 pages in length. This thought-provoking paper takes a hard look at the effect upon the environment by corporations, and what their actions should be based on moral and ethical obligations to the environment. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

This 10 page paper examines one current, specific and controversial business action or practice from a three value perspective: law, ethics and social responsibility. This paper outlines the basic legal, ethical and social issues surrounding the operation of the Philip Morris Tobacco Company, including the controversies surrounding their promotion and sale of tobacco ...

A 3 page research paper that explores the increasing trend toward companies adopting ethical codes, and not placing profit as their sole priority. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Moral Issues in Business

  • 10 page paper

A 10 page research that uses case studies of corporate conduct offered by Shaw and Barry, Moral Issues in Business. The writer analyzes the moral and ethical premises on which the corporations were acting. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

This 5 page paper considers the ethics of environmentalism and the lack of environmentalism concern in business. The paper consider this by looking at an article by in the Academy of Management Review by Ronald E. Purser, Changkil Park and Alfonso Montuori entitled ' Limits to anthropocentrism; toward an ecocentric organization paradigm'. This proposes two ...

This 21 page paper provides an overview of the central issues that stem from global development and the questions of ethics, and applies this to specific cases of questions of ethics and business operations, including the ethics of Pepsi's presence in Burma and the companies like Merck, that have demonstrated the application of ethical behavior. ...

This 5 page report discusses the relationship between accountability and business regulation in the United Kingdom. In short, regulations exist (ostensibly) to assure that organizations do the ethical and legal thing in their dealings with customers, other organizations, and the general public. Regulatory requirements are not put into place to assure that a bureaucracy is self-supporting and self-perpetuating but in order ...

A 10 page paper. Microsoft is the most successful software company in the world. As everyone knows, an antitrust complaint was filed against Microsoft. This paper discusses whether the company used unethical practices to beat its competition in the market. The writer also offers a brief overview of the company's ethos as an example ...

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