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Chapter 6—Business Ethics FundamentalsTRUE/FALSE1.Public interest in business ethics has heightened over each of the past three decades.
PTS:1REF:233NAT:AACSB Ethics | Ethical Responsibilities2.The majority of Americans think that morality is about the same as it was fifty years ago.
PTS:1REF:233-234NAT:AACSB Ethics | Ethical Responsibilities3.The ethics scandal that has come to define modern business ethics is the WorldCom debacle.
PTS:1REF:234NAT:AACSB Ethics | Ethical Responsibilities4.Only about half of American adults say that they are worried about morality in the United States.
PTS:1REF:236NAT:AACSB Ethics | Ethical Responsibilities5.Lying is one of the types of misconduct most observed by workers.
PTS:1REF:234-235NAT:AACSB Ethics | Ethical Responsibilities6.The public's view of business ethics has always been very high until the recent scandals.
PTS:1REF:236NAT:AACSB Ethics | Ethical Responsibilities7.Descriptive ethics is concerned with studying and describing the morality of a particular group of people.
PTS:1REF:242NAT:AACSB Ethics | Ethical Responsibilities8.Normative ethics depends on whether "everyone is doing it" to justify moral decisions and actions.
PTS:1REF:243NAT:AACSB Ethics | Ethical Responsibilities9.The major questions related to the conventional approach to business ethics are "Whose norms do we use?" and "What norms are prevailing?"
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10.The best reason to base one's ethics on societal norms is that the norms do not conflict; thus they provide clear guidance to "right" and "wrong."
PTS:1REF:244NAT:AACSB Ethics | Ethical Responsibilities11.Ethical behavior is generally considered to be on a higher plane than legal behavior.
PTS:1REF:246NAT:AACSB Ethics | Ethical Responsibilities12.In making ethical judgments, it is usually easier to reach consensus on individual practical cases than itis to agree on broad principles.
PTS:1REF:248NAT:AACSB Ethics | Ethical Responsibilities13.The forces that most often come into conflict with ethics in a business setting are economic and social.
PTS:1REF:249NAT:AACSB Ethics | Ethical Responsibilities14.Immoral management implies that decision makers know right from wrong, but choose to do wrong.
PTS:1REF:255NAT:AACSB Ethics | Ethical Responsibilities15.Moral management stresses profitability over other stakeholder concerns.
PTS:1REF:258NAT:AACSB Ethics | Ethical Responsibilities16.Virtually all companies that exhibit moral management have had that outlook since they were founded.
PTS:1REF:259NAT:AACSB Ethics | Ethical Responsibilities17.Researchers have found that many business people go through life thinking that they are objective.

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