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1Research Proposal – Pandemic Impact on Business DecisionsResearch Proposal – How the Pandemic Impacted Social and Ethical Business DecisionsLee WatleySchool of Business, Liberty UniversityAuthor NoteLee WatleyI have no known conflict of interest to disclose.Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Lee Watley.Email: [email protected]
2Research Proposal – Pandemic Impact on Business DecisionsResearch ProposalBusiness ethics and social responsibility are important aspects for running a successfulcompany. This paper is to help understand how companies promote and maintain ethicalstandards and social decision making during a pandemic.During the pandemic, many businesses were devastated. With no end in sight manycompanies went bankrupt as they were ill prepared for an event of this magnitude. So, how doesa pandemic change or shift business ethics or social responsibility when the companies arestruggling? Also, how does a pandemic impact the social and ethical decision a company makes.Annotated BibliographyChen, H., Liu, S., Liu, X., & Yang, D. (2021). Adversity tries friends: A multilevel analysis ofcorporate philanthropic response to the local spread of COVID-19 in China.Journal ofBusiness Ethics, 1–28. This article sets out to understand how corporate philanthropic decisions change inresponse to the local spread of COVID-19. Is it socially responsible for corporations to
3Research Proposal – Pandemic Impact on Business DecisionsDunfee, T. W. (2006). Do firms with unique competencies for rescuing victims of humancatastrophes have special obligations? Corporate responsibility and the aids catastrophein sub-Saharan Africa.Business Ethics Quarterly, 16(2), 185–210. -org.ezproxy.liberty.edu/10.5840/beq200616222The purpose of this article is to examine whether firms who posses the uniquecompetency to rescue victims of human pandemics are morally and ethically obligated todo so. This study suggests that firms should devote to catastrophes the largest sumamount over their last 5 years investments in social initiatives. This idea would place amoral obligation on those firms to step up during times of crisis to help society with theirresources and skills. COVID-19 has shown us what we can do together and for the mostpart people did their parts. This study centers around pharmaceutical companies as they

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Term
Spring
Professor
RErickson
Tags
Business Ethics, Corporate social responsibility, Journal of Business Ethics, Business Ethics Quarterly, Lee Watley

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