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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 5 Homework 1. A student who never considers breaking into an instructor's office to steal an accounting exam didn't think twice about asking a friend who took the same course from the same instructor last semester what questions were on the exam. What does this example illustrate? Answer This example illustrates the concept of issue intensity. The student involved has an internal locus of control. The student involved has a strong ego strength. This example illustrates the concept of value-based management. 2. Ethics Training (Scenario) You are an employee of a very large company, Behemoth Inc. Several employees routinely have lunch at a local restaurant where most drink alcoholic beverages before returning to work. In addition to this inappropriate behavior, several male coworkers call female employees "babes" and freely use racial slurs. There have been many complaints and the company has decided to use these issues as ethical training examples. How can managers identify the ethically questionable applicants even before they became part of the workforce? Answer by hiring friends who apply by asking candidates to prove that they can complete more work in less time by favoring candidates who come with a reference from existing employees...
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This note was uploaded on 11/01/2011 for the course MAN 320F taught by Professor Passovoy during the Fall '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.
- Fall '08