The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA, have always had
controversial advertising. Many of their messages compare human beings to animals; some even
compare animal suffering to huma
You Can't Take Things That Don't Belong to You
Examples: office supplies, padding expenses, car wash tickets, cigarettes, misuse of
human resource, misuse of company time
Saying Things You Know Aren't True
Examples: taking credit for so
Customers and Products
Right to sell
Right to set Terms of Sale/Pricing
Right of Availability
Right of Promotion
Right to intellectual property
The right of protection
The right of information
The right to choice
1) Breaking the Bad News: have to tell an employee, employer, ect. that their performance is not
up to par
2) West Michigan: has a reputation that we don't like to be honest to each others faces & tell
one the bad
-Your responsibility is to your stockholders & to make a profit
-Not putting your own personal social beliefs on the company, do what is best for the bottom line
Ex: Unions vote for what is good for the grou
SOX and Religion
rule that businesses have to follow and the repercussions for acting unethically.
*came from the recent big corporations unethical behavior
1) Define the problem: does the decision have ethical impli
Do no harm
1) defined problem accurately?
2) how did the situation occur in the first place?
3) how would you define the problem on the other side?
4) to whom & what do you give your loyalties as a person & as a
using social media mediums to screen possible employees or current employees to decide if the
should be considered for the job (also done by colleges for admission and scholarships)
calling under the pret
Product dumping - Sending of banned products (in one country) to other countries
where its not prohibited.
Consumer Product Safety Commission - Protects consumers, bans certain products,
Herman Miller & Eames Chair -
Ethical standards are _ than the law.
Higher; sometimes called normative.
Generally unwritten accepted rules that govern society; standards and expectations of
Ethics contain 3 facets. What are they?
Honesty, fairness and
Sarbanes Oxley Notes
Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002
The investor confidence act
The Public Accounting and Corporate Accountability Act
The Public Company Accounting Reform and Investor Protection Act of 2002
Public Company Accoun
we all act in our own self interest, but you can't step outside the law
People Involved: Ann Rand (The Fountain Head & Atlas Shrugged), Adam Smith ("businesses
will be honest for the long run because it's in their best inter
Position paper 1, Question 1
Every year, the NFL Super Bowl is one of the most watched television programs to air.
Some people, such as fans of the teams that play or all around football-loving citizen, watch the
game for the a
Frozen Coke Case - Coke has 2/3 of the fountain business Hires Berryman as a
Berryman's Actions - Gives cash to kids clubs to spend on meals with frozen
coke @ BK who then invests heavily in promotions of frozen coke.
Diet Coke & Heart o