Writing Assignment #1
Thinking Critically - 1.1 pp 10-12. Read Kohlberg's 6 stages of ethical reasoning.
Does Kohlberg's theory provide meaningful ethics information for a university student?
Kohlbergs framework offers us a clearer view into the process o
Exam #3 Study Guide (Chapters 7 10)
Whistle blower/whistle blowing: An employee who discovers corporate misconduct and chooses to
bring it to the attention of others, is referred to as a Whistle - Blower. [ Pg. 134]
External or internal whistle blower: On
Video Assignment #4
1. Does the decision to automate jobs or outsource them represent an ethical business
practice? Why or why not?
In terms of economics, automating jobs means to become more efficient. Therefore,
corporations can become more efficient in
Video Assignment #2
1. Do the business practices demonstrated by Starbucks represent Corporate Social
Responsibility? Why or why not?
The business practices demonstrated by Starbucks represent Corporate Social Responsibility.
Starbucks has made attempts t
Exam #2 Study Guide (Chapters 4 6)
Corporate social responsibility (CSR): -also referred to as corporate citizenship or corporate
conscience may be defined as the actions of an organization that are targeted toward achieving a social
benefit over and abov
Video Assignment #1
1. Barbara Toffler argues that business ethics are worse than ever.
Do the unethical acts of Enron, Global Crossing, Tyco and WorldCom seem worse than
the junk bond activities of Ivan Boesky and Michael Milken?
The unethical behavior i
Discussion Board Post #3
Visit the Government Accountability Project (GAP) at www.whistleblower.org
What is the mission of GAP?
MISSION: Our mission is to ensure government and corporate accountability by advancing
occupational free spe
Discussion Board Question #1
Respond with your thoughts and why you are for the behavior described in the
Review and reply to fellow classmates' postings and respond why you are against the
behavior described in the scenario above.
Discussion Board Post #2
Original Response: Would you classify their policies as ethical, altruistic,
strategic, or a combination of all three? Provide examples to support your
answer (via Athens State Library - suggest using "Business Source Premier".
There are six stages to ethical reasoning according to Kohlberg. The first is
obedience and punishment orientation, which is that something is right or wrong because
someone says it is either right or wrong. The second is individualism, instrumentalism,
1. Why would companies choose to inflate the image of their corporate citizenship?
Many companies would inflate the image of their corporate citizenship to make
themselves look better to their employees and consumers. Unfortunately, some
companies want th
1. How did SIBs status as an offshore bank facilitate Stanfords alleged fraud?
SIBs status as an offshore bank facilitated Stanfords alleged fraud because it
served the purpose of hiding a majority of his profits. He was able to put that money
1. Critics of Milgrams research have argued that the physical separation
between the participant and the teacher in one room and the learner in the
other made it easier for the participant to inflict the shocks. Do you think that
made a difference? Why or
2. If the company has operated on wafer-thin margins, how should it deal with the
It seems to me that if the company operates on wafer-thin margins it would not be
a good idea to increase salaries for the employees. Rather, it would be be
1. Critics claim that Google is tyrannical in only ranking existing web sites in favor
of newer sites. Is that a fair assessment? Why or why not?
I dont think it is a fair assessment to say that Google is tyrannical in only ranking
existing sites in favor