Essay about PP CH1

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Part One
An Overview of Business
Ethics
Chapter 1
The Importance of Business
Ethics
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Business
Ethics
Ethics is a part of decision making at all levels of work and management  As important as functional areas of

business
 Questions whether practices are acceptable  There are no universally accepted approaches for resolving issues
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Business Ethics
Defined
Comprises organizational principles, values, and norms that may originate from individuals, organizational statements, or from the legal system that primarily guide individual and group behavior in business
 Ethical decisions occur when accepted

rules no longer serve and decision makers must weigh values and reach a judgment
 Values and judgments play a critical role

when we make ethical decisions
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Business Ethics
Defined
 Morals: Refer to a person’s personal

philosophies about what is right or wrong
 Morals are personal and singular

 Principles: Specific and pervasive

boundaries for behavior that should not be violated  Human rights, freedom of speech and justice

 Values: Enduring beliefs and ideals that

are socially enforced
 Teamwork, trust and integrity
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A Crisis in
Business Ethics
Nearly half of employees observe at least one form of misconduct in the workplace  After the financial crisis, business

decisions and activities have come under scrutiny
 The financial sector has not fully regained stakeholder trust
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Global Trust in
Industry Sectors

Source: Edelman Global Deck: 2013 Trust Barometer, http://www.edelman.com/trustdownloads/global-results-2/ (accessed January 30, 2013).

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Observed Misconduct
In The Workplace









Misuse of company resources
Abusive behavior
Harassment
Accounting fraud
Conflicts of interest
Defective products
Bribery
Employee theft

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Reasons for Studying
Business Ethics
 Having good individual morals is not

enough to stop ethical misconduct
 Ethics training helps provide collective agreement in diverse organizations
 Business ethics decisions can be complicated  Helps to identify ethical issues when they arise and recognize the approaches available to resolve them
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