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Running head: BUSINESS ETHICS 1 Business Ethics By Steve Swallows American Intercontinental University 10/3/2010
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Running head: BUSINESS ETHICS 3 Abstract This paper will address current issues that organizations face when trying to control business ethics. Over time, business ethics and the U.S. government’s outlook on controlling unethical and illegal behavior have varied. Although business ethics has been discussed for several decades, it has only come to the forefront in the past several years. This has been especially true over the past decade, with the enactment of the (Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002) (SOX) to help protect employees and investors.
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Running head: BUSINESS ETHICS 4 Business Ethics Over the past decade, Enron, World Com, and Arthur Anderson have been household names when discussing business ethics. Each of these companies, in its own specific way, made use of gray areas in accounting. These subjective areas were not tightly controlled by the
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