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Chapter 03 - Ethics and Social Responsibility Chapter 03 Ethics and Social Responsibility True / False Questions 1. The study of morality and standards of conduct is referred to as ethics. True False 2. Kantian philosophical traditions focus on core, individual behaviors and actions and how they express and form individual character. True False 3. Utilitarianism favors the greatest good for the greatest number of people under a given set of constraints. True False 4. Despite a heightened sensitivity in recent years, sexual harassment remains a minor social issue in Japan. True False 5. Although French women are making strides in the management ranks, they still are underrepresented in corporate management. True False 6. One thing that has inhibited the progress of women in French management is that French law does not guarantee equal treatment and equal professional opportunities for men and women. True False 3-1
Chapter 03 - Ethics and Social Responsibility 7. The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act makes it illegal for U.S. companies and their managers to attempt to influence foreign officials through personal payments or political contributions. True False 8. Corporate social responsibility includes organizational actions that go beyond the requirements of the law and the direct interests of the firm. True False 9. Sustainability may be defined as the development that meets humanity's needs at the cost of the future generations. True False 10. NGOs are public organizations that monitor the practices of private corporations. True False 11. Trust in business is currently at one of the highest levels in history in the United States and Europe. True False 12. NGOs have urged MNCs to be more responsive to the range of social needs in developing countries. True False 13. Though the force of NGOs have been felt in a range of major public policy debates, NGO activism has been least responsible for major changes in corporate behavior and governance. True False 3-2
Chapter 03 - Ethics and Social Responsibility 14. MNCs have a very low chance of exporting "best practices" in corporate responsibilities to local firms in developing nations. True False 15. MNCs are increasingly engaged in a range of responses to growing pressures to contribute positively to the social and environmental progress of the communities in which they do business. True False 16. "Insider" systems of corporate governance are most responsive to shareholders and other stakeholders. True False 17. Corporate governance may be defined as the system by which business corporations are directed and controlled. True False 18. As pressure for accountability and responsiveness continues to increase, corporate governance will undoubtedly remain high on the agenda of governments, investors, NGOs and corporations in the coming years. True False
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