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FinalStudyGuide APR 14 - Ethical Decision Making in...

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Ethical Decision Making in Business R ICHARD G WINN , MD BA 300 Hybrid (Spring 2008) O FFICE L OCATION : SSE 3368 San Diego State University O FFICE H OURS : 11:00am – 11:45am Final Exam Study Guide E MAIL : rgwinn@mail.sdsu.edu Study Recommendations: Be sure to review previous quizzes and practice exams . Make sure that you are comfortable with the answers to all of those questions. Then review your notes from the videos and reading, and the PowerPoint slides from the two class sessions. The PowerPoint slides provided with the course also contain an excellent review of the ethical theories. The format of the final is the same as previous exams. GENERAL CONCEPTS Understanding ethics: What is the text definition of ethics? A set of morals principles and values. The principles, norms, standards of conduct governing an individual group focus on conduct. Why provide training in business ethics? What are the three stages of ethical decision-making? Moral awareness-recognizing the existence of an ethical dilemma, Moral judgment-Deciding what is right and wrong, Ethical behavior-Taking action to do the right thing. What are the triggers for moral awareness? 1. Peers consider it morally problematic. 2. Moral language is used when the problem is presented. 3. Decision can cause serious harm to others. The order of steps for moral decision-making-1. Gather the facts. 2. Define the ethical issue. 3. Identify the effected parties. 4. Identify the consequences. 5. Identify the obligations. 6. Consider your character and integrity. 7. Think creatively about the consequences and potential actions. 8. Check your gut What is ethical imperialism? Imperialism-The idea that absolute truths require adherence to a single ethical standard wherever one does business. ISCT rejects because it impose the company’s ethical standard, generally reflecting the ethical standard of its home country on other communities. When in Rome they’ll do as I do. Kant’s Categorical Imperative- For Emmaunel Kant , discussed in the reading, the absence of fraud and force is necessary to the ethical decision-making process, but not sufficient. There is also a positive duty to act as those the governing principle of your decision is a universal rule. Ethical relativism? Cultural relativism-when dealing with a foreign country adopt their ethical norms lock, stock and barrel and not impose your norms on them. ISCT is not guided by because it accepts a community ethical norms as legitimate only to the extent they don’t conflict with a hypernorm. When in Rome do as the Romans do. What is the relationship between ethics and the law?
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