Cases for March 19

Cases for March 19 - Cases for 3/19/09 2.7 1.2 The Types of...

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Cases for 3/19/09 2.7 1.2 The Types of Ethical Dilemmas - Taking things that don’t belong to you (ex: making copies for your personal use at your office) - Saying things you know are not true (ex: a car has not been in an accident when you go to sell it and it in fact has been) - Giving or Allowing False Impressions (ex: “Did you get a CHANCE to study?”) - Buying Influence or Engaging in Conflict of Interest (ex: a contractor paying for a county administrator’s visit to see) - Hiding or Divulging Information (ex: taking your firm’s trade secrets or product development to another company) -Taking Unfair Advantage (ex: making payments due at 9 AM when mail does not arrive at 9 AM,; therefore, the payment must have been sent a day earlier) -Committing Acts of Personal Decadence (ex: truck drivers must not have drug/alcohol in his blood because that would create safety and liability issues for his employer) -Perpetrating Interpersonal Abuse (ex: a manager who keeps asking an employee for a date) -Permitting Organizational Abuse (ex: covers the way companies treat employees including child labor, low wages, and overly long work hours) -Violating Rules -Condoning Unethical Actions (ex: failures to report an ethical breach in any of the other categories) -Balancing Ethical Dilemmas (ex: decades ago, companies struggled with the decision to do business in South Africa because their government followed a policy of apartheid) 1.3 How We Avoid Ethical Dilemmas -Call it by a Different Name (ex: downloading music is “peer-to-peer file sharing”) -Rationalizing Dilemmas Away: “Everybody Else Does It” (ex: “everybody speeds.”) -Rationalizing Dilemmas Away: “If We Don’t Do It, Someone Else Will” (ex: a business trying
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Cases for March 19 - Cases for 3/19/09 2.7 1.2 The Types of...

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