2007-02-07 BMGT Ethics

2007-02-07 BMGT Ethics - Alan VanToai February 5, 2007...

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Alan VanToai February 5, 2007 BMGT198 0901 Chapter 4: Ethical Behavior and Social Responsibility As Desmond Tutu points out, we in the “affluent West” have a social responsibility to do the right thing and not take advantage of our power. Ethics are the moral code each individual follows that differentiates from right or wrong, thus guiding our actions and decisions. In some cases, things that aren’t necessarily illegal may be against our ethical code, and people may disagree on what’s ethically wrong or right. When considering our options in any situation, we consider our values: what we believe to be appropriate or inappropriate behavior. There are four different views of ethical behavior, each one with distinct qualities, with a few subtle overlaps. The Utilitarian View sees right and good to be the actions that deliver the greatest good to the greatest number of people. The Individualistic View is self-advancing. The Moral-Rights View considers good to be what respects and protects fundamental rights. And finally, the
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