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ETHICS IN BUINESS Production and Operations Management Jessica J. Clifton The Business Enterprise Dr. Cynthia Davies June 6, 2011
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Abstract Business Ethics is the applied ethics discipline that addresses the moral features of commercial activity. Programs of legal compliance, empirical studies all made into the moral beliefs and attitudes that business people follow. Although self-conscious, academic business ethics is relatively new and has its intellectual roots in the corporate social responsibility (CSR) and business-and-society writings that originated in law and in business in the early and middle 20th century. With recent moral and financial failures still fresh in the hearts and wallets of many Americans it seems evident more now than ever the corporate focus has returned to how it was in early in the academics of business ethics. Originally the concerns were centrally with questions about the corporation's proper role in and relationship to the social order. Now again questions that surround the “moral status of a corporation, have taken center stage, followed by two other key CSR questions, “Is the corporation a moral agent, distinct from the persons who compose it?” and morally, “how or in whose interests ought the corporation to be managed?” ("Business ethics," May) Discuss Goatse Security firm possible objectives when they hacked into AT&T’s Website. Gawker Media describes themselves as the publisher of some of the best loved titles on the web including the eponymous Gawker and gadget sensation Gizmodo. Founded in 2002 by Nick Denton, the influential media group now produces eight original brands with a collective audience of 20 million US readers. Attracting fans and critics alike for their inimitable delivery of news, scandal, and entertainment, the Gawker Media properties are heralded as everything from 'deliciously wicked' to 'the biggest blog in the world.'
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Because journalists have the important job of gathering information and presenting it to the public, they have a particular responsibility to their readers and their sources. On one hand, they must remember that their readers deserve clear, unbiased reporting. On the other hand, journalists need to consider the well-being of the sources whose lives are affected by media attention. (Wilson March) Argue for or against computer hacking as an ethical corporate strategy for computer security firms. When it comes to internet security and personal information it is indeed very important to have a watch dog type agency, however the responsibility is a governmental. In the interest of public safety and internet security firms like Goatse must themselves be screened policed
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