OBE 117. BUSINESS AND SOCIETY. ETHICAL REASONING. CRITICAL QUESTIONS?. What Is Ethical Behavior? How Do We Measure It? How Do We Learn How to Do It?. CATEGORIZATION OF ETHICAL THEORIES. CONSEQUENTIALISM DEONTOLOGICAL HUMAN NATURE. CRITICAL QUESTIONS?. WHAT IS HAPPINESS?
BUSINESS AND SOCIETY
Verification is Difficult
Intention to Deceive is difficult to establish
Interaction is infrequent
Ex Post redress is costly
Reputation information not available
To much to lose to be honestFactors Affecting Honesty
ORGANIZATIONS CAN REMOVE THE PERSON AND REPLACE THEM WITH A REPRESENTATION OF A PERSON (EMPTY SUIT)
Is there a price to pay for the division of labor?
Does the invisible hand really direct behavior in the market place?
Do the Wealthy have an obligation to the poor?
If so how much should be given?
How Should it be given?
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Will Society Pay a Premium to Socially Responsible Firms?
If So How Much?
Why Are American Managers Unable or Unwilling to Discuss Ethical Behavior in the Workplace?
How should the bounty of a society be distributed?
WHO IS A STAKEHOLDER?
IS THERE RANKING OF STAKEHOLDER INTERESTS?
Can Morality Be Legislated?
… Wake-up Call for Corporate Americaa society without any objective legal scale is a terrible on indeed. But a society with no other scale but the legal one is not quite worthy of man either.. Life organized legalistically has shown its inability to defend itself against the corrosion of evil.”Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Are you a zealot or heroin/hero when you blow the whistle on your company?
Do you own your job?
Support Wake-up Call for Corporate America
Property rights of employer to make a profit
Both parties free to quit
Taking a job implies termination at will
Further government involvement will harm business
Line between public and private worker is blurring
Public has a right to have stable employment
Due process is a moral imperative if organizations are allowed into a societyARGUMENTS
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