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What is Ethics? Marriott School of Management Brigham Young University
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Ethics: moral values and behavior; standards of conduct Ethical behavior : behavior based on a consistent set of values and principles Ethical dilemma: a situation in which values are in conflict
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Ethical vs. Legal Personal Social or Professional Legal
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Foundations of Ethical Behavior “Treating others as you would be treated” Respect Honesty Trust
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Questionable State of Ethics Did You Cheat to Get Into Graduate School? “Yes” 43% Liberal Arts 52% Education 63% Law and Medicine 75% Business Source: Rutgers University survey of students
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Questionable State of Ethics MBAs 76% were willing to understate expenses that cut into their companies’ profits Nearly all believe shareholder value is more important than customer service Convicts in 11 minimum security prisons had higher scores on an ethical dilemma exam than MBAs
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Questionable Ethics at Work 76% of employees observed a high level of illegal or unethical conduct at work in the past 12 months 49% of employees observed misconduct that, if revealed, would cause their firms to “significantly lose public trust” Source: KPMG 2000 Organizational Integrity Survey
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Survey of Employees Most (65%) don’t report ethical problems they observe 96% feared being accused of not being a team player 81% feared corrective action would not be taken anyway 68% feared retribution from their supervisors Source: Society of Human Resource Management
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Deterioration in Ethical Values Year Year College students who cheated in H.S. 1940 (20%) 2002 (75-98%) Self-reported cheating 1983 (11%) 1993 (49%) Believe cheating is common 1940 (20%) 1997 (88%) Used cheat sheets 1969 (34%) 1989 (68%) Let others copy work 1969 (58%) 1989 (98%) Willing to lie to get job 2000 (28%) 2002 (39%) Students who had stolen 2000 (35%) 2002 (38%) (Based on several different ethics studies)
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Another Study of Student Honesty Responses: 50,000 college students at 69 schools 26% of business majors admitted to serious cheating on exams 54% admitted to cheating on written assignments The most honest—students in the sciences (19% reported cheating on tests) Author observes “cheating has increased since he
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