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realize that there will be arguments, etc. Integration of Managerial and Moral Competence —moral issues do not arise in isolation from tradition business decision-making but right in the middle of it scandals are result of decisions that people make prices to pay for amorality A Sense of Moral Obligation —foundation for all the capacities we have discussed difficult to acquire Chapter 8—Personal and Organizational Ethics Ethics Issues Arise at Different Levels we experience pressures and dilemmas in a variety of settings and at different levels Personal Level —situations we face in our personal lives that are generally outside the context of our employment Examples: o Should I cheat on my income tax return by overinflating charitable contributions? o Should I tell the professor I need this course to graduate when I really don’t? o Should I download music from the Internet even though it’s someone else’s IP? Organizational Level —ethical issues you confront as managers and employees, carry consequences for company Examples: o Should I over report the actual time I worked on this project to get overtime pay? o Should I misrepresent the warranty time on a product in order to get a sale? Industry or Profession Level —any time of issues related to industry or profession Examples: o Is the safety standard for electrical engineers safe? o Is it ethical for telemarketers to make cold calls during the dinner hour when people are home? Societal and Global Levels —difficult for one person to change, but collectively can make huge impact Explained further in Chapter 10 Personal and Managerial Ethics 6

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