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Unformatted text preview: Ethics Paper Ethics Paper G. Francis T MGT 498 Strategic Management July 20, 2011 Joyce Cusack Ethics Paper The role of ethics and social responsibility plays a critical part in todays society. When speaking on the role of ethics in the corporate world we all have seen a few companies that have really disregarded ethics to which it has caused a trickle down destructive effect on the organization. One may try to figure out why such corporate professional, hardworking, and savvy men and women act so unethically. We all know that running a business requires a great deal of ethics and without ethics a business may fail before it really gets off the ground. Social Responsibility sometimes can become a thorn in a business because of the way the consumer or society feels about how that business deals with social responsibility. This can go either way where a the consumer may feel as though the organization should make the responsible decision and on the other hand the organization feels as though it is not their responsibility it is the responsibility of the consumer. This is and has been a battle that goes back and forth for a long time and to current today it still goes back and forth between the consumer, the courts, and the organization. Business ethics can be defined as a form of professional or applied ethics that looks at ethical morale, principles, and problems that may come about in a business environment. Here are just a few expert opinions on ethics and social responsibility. This will give the consumers and idea on how the corporate shareholders and upper management feels and think on the subject of social responsibility and ethics. Expert Opinions on Ethics and CSR "Campaigns against corporations have led them to take greater care that their goods are not produced under unacceptable working conditions for starvation wages. All of us, by the decisions we make about how we live and work and travel and consume help to shape an environment. To think and act morally, to do what is right because it is right, influence others; it begins to create a climate of opinion; good like evil, is infectious. We do not have to accept the unacceptable. The only thing that makes social or economic trends inevitable is the belief that they are. The unfolding drama of the 21st Century is one of which we are the co-writers of the script." - Rabbi Jonathon Sacks (The the 21st Century is one of which we are the co-writers of the script....
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