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Ethics Nike video Is Nike acting ethical? Ethics -what is an ethical person? -what is ethics purpose in business? -what is ethics purpose in government? -what is ethics purpose in civil society? -beliefs about what is right and wrong or good and bad. Ethical behaviour conforms to individual beliefs and social norms about what is right and good. The source of ethics - ethics are learned through a number of channels: family groups, religious beliefs, educational institutions, reflections of social values Three different kinds 1) social ethics -standards learned primarily from an awareness of the climate of opinion -developed during a person’s upbringing, in home and school -Also expressed in the legal framework of society through legal codes and statuses determined by
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Unformatted text preview: political processes 2) transcendental ethics-Absolute concepts of right and wrong which transcend all human societies-Prompted by the realization of the weakness of social ethics not being applicable to relations between different societies 3) tactical ethics-ethics practised out of convenience, and in pursuit of ulterior motives, most commonly in the improvement and optimization of self-interest-based not on the concepts of what is right in a social or absolute context, but on other consideration. .. ie. What is convenient for me just to avoid penalty Business ethics-rules, standards, or principles that provide guidelines for morally correct behaviour in decision making relating to business operations...
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