Ethical issues in management

| May 24, 2015

Read each question carefully and respond thoroughly with a 500-700 words response to each question. Therefore, your complete paper must be from 2500-3500 words. Each response must include at least three credible/quality references. Citations and references in APA 6th ed. format are expected and required.

The formal essay must be in APA 6th edition format to include title page and references page. Use level headings to introduce each question. An abstract is not required.

WARNING: Cite all sources used in your responses. Any instance of plagiarism can have detrimental consequences on your exam grade and/or final grade. No more than 10% of your writing should consist of quotes from other sources. The vast majority of your work should be your own original analysis. Paraphrase what you read instead of quoting.  Also, review plagiarism.org, as this shows that a paper that consists of quotes strung together is not original and is plagiarism.  Using too many quotes will bump you into this category.

Question 1

Should management in a plant make a full disclosure of known risk, even when the risks are believed to be insignificant? Did the government have the responsibility to pay the workers for the risk that they were asked to undertake as well as the health effects that resulted? In failing to make full disclosure, are the plant owner and managers guilty of moral violation? What is the moral violation, and is some form punish in order? Explain. ( Chapter 3: Case 3- Exposing Workers to Plutonium)

Question 2

Smith argues that there are valuable moral distinctions between direct, indirect, active, and passive violations of human rights. Do these distinctions make sense to you? Do you believe that corporations who merely follow the dictates of an authoritative figure are absolved of much of their moral culpability, even if their compliance knowingly leads to violations of human rights?

Question 3

Enron Corporation has come to symbolize the worst of recent corporate corruption scandal. Billions of dollars were lost by investors and thousands of people lost their jobs and retirements savings. To whom does the board of directors owe their primary responsibility? Can you think of any law regulations that would help ensure that the board meet their primary responsibility? What responsibilities do government regulations own to business? To the market? To the general public? Are the accounting and law professions or business? What is the difference?

Question 4

What potential benefits do you see as important in integrating different groups that are targeted under affirmative action policies? Are these benefits sufficient to justify affirmative action policies? Why, or why not?

Question 5

Advertising to children in school is morally objectionable to many people. Some of the reasons used to criticize the practice include the following: First, children at school are a captive audience. Second, children are not yet autonomous and are typically unable to make the kind of rational distinctions that we attribute to adults. Third, schools have epistemic (knowledge) authority and so may be understood by children as endorsing the products. Do you believe that marketing to children in schools is morally wrong? Why, or why not?

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