unit 2 question 12 - Many companies outline these standards...

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
In Contemporary management , there are four main determinants of differences in ethics between people, companies, and nations. These are known as societal ethics, occupational ethics, Societal ethics are standards that govern how members of a society should deal with each other in matters such as justice, poverty, fairness and the rights of the individual (Jones & George, 2008). These ethics vary among societies; social accepted ethics in the United States may not be the same in Japan. People from a particular country may tie in their religious beliefs with their societal ethics based on how the countries’ government is ran. Occupational ethics are standards that govern how members of a certain profession, trade, or craft should conduct themselves when in a working environment or performing work-related activities (Jones & George, 2008). These standards differ from profession to profession. These set of standards may also differ from lower level employees to upper management.
Background image of page 1
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: Many companies outline these standards and also can impose some form of punishment by not following these standards. Individual ethics are personal standards and values that determine how they should act (Jones & George, 2008). Individual determine their personal ethical behavior based on their beliefs, family, family, friends and other factors that one gain over a lifetime. These set of ethics are unique, usually every individuals personally ethical behavior will never match another person. Organizational ethics are the guiding practices and beliefs through which a company and its managers view their responsibility toward their stake holders (Jones & George, 2008). These standards differ from company to company, and usually these standards are derived from the beliefs of top managers and their staff. References Jones, G. R. & George, J. M., (2008). Contemporary management (5th ed.). Boston, MA: McGraw Hill/Irwin....
View Full Document

This note was uploaded on 08/02/2011 for the course BBA 3602 taught by Professor Mr.davis during the Spring '11 term at Columbia Southern University, Orange Beach.

Ask a homework question - tutors are online