LS312_Part_1_Final_Project[1]
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LS312_Part_1_Final_Project[1]

Course: BUS 204 BUSINESS, Fall 2012

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LS312: Final Project Part 1 Kristina Hough What are the ethical issues or concerns in this Energy Cooperative Case study? 1. Board members have no allegiance to any particular company and are selfemployed. 2. A board member wants to use being on the Board of Directors for his own personal benefit by stating that he is Director while speaking with his own clients. 3. To say I am calling as director implies he is...

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Final LS312: Project Part 1 Kristina Hough What are the ethical issues or concerns in this Energy Cooperative Case study? 1. Board members have no allegiance to any particular company and are selfemployed. 2. A board member wants to use being on the Board of Directors for his own personal benefit by stating that he is Director while speaking with his own clients. 3. To say I am calling as director implies he is How can this be resolved applying KANT"s Categorical Imperative? 1. It is not right for a selfemployed Director to use the affiliation with a group for his own benefit. 2. It is not ethical to use his allegiance to the Energy Cooperative when speaking with his own clients. 3. The Director should not be able to use the statement I am calling as Director because it is How can this be resolved applying MILL's Theory of Utilitarianism? 1. It doesnt matter if the Board member has allegiance to any of the companies that are members of the Energy Cooperative he is a dues paying member of the group with valuable input and thats all that matters. 2. The Director is able to use this introduction to his clients for his own good if the person he is speaking with becomes a dues paying How can this be resolved applying the theory of RIGHT's based of ethical decision making? 1. The Directors have a right to declare they are members of the Energy Cooperativ e whether they are affiliated with any of the companies or not. 2. The Directors clients have a right to hear about the Energy Cooperativ e from the Directors. And, the Directors have a right to state that How can this be resolved applying the theory of JUSTICE based ethical decision making? 1. The Board Director has not broken any laws by not being part of any companies and being on the Board of Directors. 2. The Director could be prosecuted for giving false information to his clients in order to benefit The his business. 3. Board Member could be prosecuted for claiming to be the Director How would these issues be resolved a t each stage of KOHLBERG's Levels of Moral Development?(label the stages) 1. Obedience and Punishment stage The Director is following this stage because he asked for permission to use the statement before he actually uses it. 2. Individualism and Exchange This stage would mean that all of the Directors might view the use of the statement differently. 3. Good Interpersonal Relationships This stage would mean that the Director asking for permission is keeping his interpersonal relationship with the other Board members and the Committee in good standing by asking for permission first. 4. Maintaining the Social Order the Director is asking for permission from all of the Committee, therefore a general consciences should be reached before he will act on their decision. 5. Social Contrast and Individual Rights The Director wants to keep social acceptance with the Energy cooperative by asking permission to use the statement to promote his business. 6. Universal Principles - LS312: Final Project Part 1 Kristina Hough member of the Energy Cooperative. the only director of the Board. no true. He is not the only Director. 3. The wording of I am calling as director is not a lie; its just not telling that there is a Board of a number of Directors. they are a Director of the group. 3. Being on the Board of Directors gives the Director the implied right to say he is Director. when in fact he is part of a Board of Directors, thus giving false hope to the client leading them to believe the person they are speaking to is the sole decision maker of the organization. The Director is protecting the individual rights and trying to settle any disputes before they happen by asking the Board to use the statement I am Director to his personal clients.
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