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Ethics And Values

Business ethics (also corporate ethics) is a form of applied ethics or professional ethics that examines ethical principles and moral or ethical problems that arise in a business environment. Topics include: ethical theory, corporate social responsibility, global ethics, employee rights and obligations, consumer rights and product safety, ethical issues in marketing, obligations in accounting and investment and principles of environmental management. Through graduate and undergraduate classes, and through its activities and programs, the Center provokes thought and discussion of business ethics.

This further underscores the conclusion that it would be incorrect to apply ethics to an object, but to the action that involves its use. It is important to realize that a resolution of the debate between shareholder and stakeholder theorists (however we conceive of the latter) will not resolve all or even most of the ethical questions in business. While applied ethicists may at times succeed in making compelling …

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How The Sales Function Can Transmit Company Values

I’m wondering how many people out there still believe sales to be a job that is focused on making money? Specifically, to claim there is no role, there is no relationship or interaction between the business and an individual, and the individual will not be impacted by the actions of the business. Critics of divestment worry about the effects of divestment on innocent third parties (Donaldson 1989) and about the efficacy of divestment in forcing social change (Teoh, Welch, & Wazzan 1999).business ethics

They assert that to assume that the primary function of a business is to serve its client base in an ethical manner is idealistic and that the nature of a free economy dictates that ethics must take a back seat to increasing profits. A proactive business leader formulates a statement of organizational values that employees of the company are expected to embrace – at least while performing duties …

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