Essays and Research Papers on Business Ethics

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This 6 page paper consider if marketing departments and marketers are in a position to lead a company into better ethical practices. The writer looks at who this may be achieved and the problems that will be faced. To illustrated the points raised real examples are cited. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

This 5 page paper considers the message of Kristin Shrader-Frechette in the book Technology and values. The way in which we consider the cost of technology is flawed and short term. The writer considers the argument of how technology should be valued against the human cost, such as raising cancer rates, increased death and the ...

A 20 page paper. Some people would argue that "ethical marketing" is an oxymoron. Still, there are marketers who have tried to use ethical standards within their marketing efforts. This paper takes an historical look at ethics in marketing since the 1960s. Numerous issues are discussed, such as the predominant philosophies guiding the last forty-plus ...

This 10 page paper looks at how various businesses and individuals tried to make money off of the terrorist attacks. Several aspects are explored inclusive of profiteering by drug companies, filing of false insurance claims and layoffs that were blamed on the attacks. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

A 10 page discussion of the adverse impacts of political and commercial advertising. The author equates the tactics of political advertising to those of savvy advertising specialists hawking name brand tennis shoes and sports apparel. Distinguishing between an advertising promotion and an advertising campaign, the author contends that there is little real information ...

“Anita Roddick”

  • 6 page paper

A six page paper which looks at the career of Anita Roddick and the development of The Body Shop, as an example of an entrepreneurial enterprise which has demonstrated consistent success.

Advertising Ethics

  • 8 page paper

Advertising has become such an integral component of modern life that many people no longer bother to consider either the content or the meaning behind the call for consumerism. This 8 page paper explores the philosophies of Immanuel Kant and John Stuart Mill and argues that, in advertising, the motive for existence is profit and persuasion. These elements are ...

A 7 page overview of the obvious intent of the tobacco companies to target women and girls in their advertising campaigns. The author cites several statistics and examples which demonstrate the effectiveness of such campaigns. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

An 8-page paper detailing the arguments for and against casino gambling in Florida. Included are concerns about increased crime, the toll taken on smaller businesses and the existence of several forms of gambling already in the state. Lists 6 sources.

This 5 page paper focuses on the Delaware Valley in a discussion on downsizing. The problem with downsizing is explored, particularly as it affects middle-aged employees. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

The lack of meritocracy has often been assumed to indicate a lower manifestation of ethical approached being adopted by organisations. In this 7 page paper the writer considers if this is true and looks at the role that meritocracy will have on any organisations when it comes to moral or ethical decisions or actions. The ...

A 5 page paper which examines the positive and negative aspects of the code, considers its effectiveness and reasons for conclusions. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

This 5 page paper outlines an ethical dilemma in the workplace. Specific procedures are given in which a person may try to resolve any problems. One case study involved(fictional), which include examples of each procedure. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A 5 page essay that contrasts and compares William M. Adler's Mollie's Job and Robert B. Reich's The Work of Nations. The writer argues that while both books address the rapid expansion of the global workplace, they do so in very different manners, which are complementary in many ways. No additional sources cited.

6 pages in length. When American enterprises like McDonald's and Burger King express a desire to expand beyond their North American continent, there are a number of environmental and distribution issues that must first be addressed; even after business has begun, these same concerns are revisited in an effort to maintain a certain level ...

9 pages. Age discrimination is becoming more and more prevalent in the workplace whether we want to believe that or not. Many companies now have been known to 'lay off' their older employees, only to later re-hire younger employees to fill the same positions. This not only saves money in salaries (the younger ...

This 5 page report discusses whether or not whistleblowing violates company loyalty. What must be considered is the broad range of factors that go into any individual or group of people deciding that something their employer is doing is not right and must be stopped. The complexities inherent to whistleblowing has made it one of ...

All About Enron

  • 5 page paper

This 5 page paper provides an overview of the Enron collapse as it was unfolding in 2002. Facts about the company's history and exactly what it did to cause the fiasco are included. How society has been affected by Enron is also discussed. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

This paper examines the unethical behavior of both the Union Carbide headquarters in the United States and the Union Carbide plant in Bhopal, India, and how the behavior and its actions led to one of the worst chemical disasters in history. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

This 6 page paper looks at the company's code of ethics and compares it with an industry organization's. The IEEE is looked at in terms of its ethical code. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

10 pages in length. The concept of a rational society – in which the entire community is greatly influenced by the principles to which its members adhere both individually and collectively – has indeed proven to be one of the most powerful standards of civilized culture. When something goes awry, deviating from how ...

Enron Debacle

  • 5 page paper

A 5 page paper. Enron was named as the most innovative corporation in America for six straight years by Fortune Magazine. In late 2001, however, the S&P had downgraded Enron stock to junk status. What happened? This is the topic of this paper. Diversification, conflicts of interest, unethical operations, misrepresentations – these all played a ...

Corporate Ethics

  • 7 page paper

This 7 page paper provides an overview of corporate ethics. Recent changes in ethics considerations for corporations is highlighted. How ethics is implemented in corporate America is discussed. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 5 page discussion of media bias as it relates to the relationship which exists between journalists and relief agencies. These agencies not only act in the relief effort itself, they also provide considerable assistance to reporters. At the same time they are financially dependent on reporters calling attention to their plight. ...

This tutorial essay examines many facets of the Enron scandal, including why it happened, what Congressional testimony revealed, and how financial and accounting practices are likely to change in the wake of the energy company's demise. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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