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Unformatted text preview: Ethical Decision-making in Business CHARACTERISTICS OF INDIVIDUALS Cognitive Biases Individual Differences CHARACTERISTICS OF ORGANIZATIONS Group and Organizational Pressures Organizational Culture MORAL AWARENESS ETHICAL JUDGMENT ETHICAL BEHAVIOR Process of Individual Ethical Decision-Making Behavior Ethical decision-making process Approaches to moral judgment • Utilitarianism • Rights • Justice • Objectivism • Social contract • Care Objectivism • Decision rule – Be rational and be all that you can be • Biggest pro – Reinforces personal responsibility • Biggest con – Individualistic and judgmental • Example – Motive Communications Integrative Social Contract Theory • Decision rule – Norm is authentic and not inconsistent with hypernorms • Biggest pro – Accepts variations in cultural norms without succumbing to ethical relativism • Biggest cons – “Hypernorm” is vague and it’s hard to respond properly when a norm conflicts with a hypernorm • Example – Levis Strauss and underage workers in Bangladesh Ethic of care...
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This note was uploaded on 01/23/2012 for the course BUSINESS IDS301 taught by Professor O'byrne during the Spring '09 term at San Diego State.

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