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Written Assignment Unit 5Please read the case study entitled Even Better Than the Real Thing that you find in the reading assignment.Based on what you have learned in this unit, answer the following questions:1.Would you call honesty part of the corporate culture at Finer Bags? Yes, no, or both? Explain.2.Corporate cultural dissonance occurs when what actually happens on the ground doesn’t jibe with the principles supposedly controlling things from above. Do you suspect that dissonance is occurring here? Why or why not?3.This company is selling counterfeit purses, bags designed to trick people into thinking they’re real when they’re not. No one denies that. Could you use a utilitarian argument (bring the greatest good and happiness to the greatest number) to justify this corporate culture and business endeavor as ethically respectable?4.Could you use either a basic duties argument (right and wrong are defined by preexisting principles) or Kant’s categorical imperative (to be right an act must be universalizable) to make the ethical case that this company should put itself out of business?This paper aims to address several ethical questions, especially regarding corporate culture, which typically defines the beliefs and behaviors that are typically espoused by company employees, which dominate employee-to-management interaction within a company internal and which dictate external transactions as well. Often, corporate culture is defined by implied behavioral expectations, but can also be expressly defined verbally or in a written format. A business or corporate culture typically develops over time from the cumulative traits and characteristics adopted by successful employees. To

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