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The Ethics for Internal Auditors in Communicating Inappropriate Financial Procedures to Management - Ethical dilemmas occur every day in the accounting industry. We have witnessed scandals such as Adelphia, Enron, and WorldCom. They demonstrate the extent of unethical practices. The introduction of Sarbanes Oxley Act and stricter accounting standards have definitely helped mitigate unethical acts. Unfortunately, the incorporation of these systems is not sufficient to accomplish ethical business practices. Businesses use internal auditors to help protect their financial reputation. An internal auditor’s role is to assure the organization’s operations are conducted systematically, properly controlled, and with discipline (The Institute of Internal Auditors Research Foundation 3)....   [tags: Ethics ]
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You Can’t Swallow the Truth: The Ethics of the Clinton Impeachment - Almost ten years in the past, Bill Clinton’s story in the White House is all but written in stone. No matter the accomplishments the administration accomplished in its time, Clinton’s extramarital affair and subsequent impeachment will pervade, if not dominate, the president’s legacy. The major facts stand mostly undisputed: the president engaged in sexual activity with Monica Lewinsky and maneuvered to keep the affair secret, culminating in explicit lies to a grand jury. Republican opponents of the president had unreserved political motivations to remove the president from office....   [tags: Ethics]
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What Are Ethics? - The word “ethics” is connected intrinsically with questions of correct conduct within society. The word “ethics” comes from the Greek “ethos” meaning “character” which indicates a concern for virtuous people, reliable character and proper conduct. The term “morality” is derived from “mores” or custom — the rules of conduct of a group or society. An initial definition of ethics, then, is the analysis, evaluation, and promotion of correct conduct and/or good character, according to the best available standards....   [tags: Ethics in Decision Making] 486 words
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Code of Ethics - This essay will discuss the following main statement; the adoption of a proposed new look Code of Ethics, based on the international Federation Accountants’ code, will ensure that New Zealand Charted Accountants meet their ethical responsibilities. Within this essay an adverse position will be taken towards the previous statement. The international Federation of Accountants (IFAC) states that, professional standards and the code of ethics form important benchmarks that should be met by practicing accountants....   [tags: Ethical Issues, Good Ethics] 1463 words
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Computer and Web Ethics - The focus of this research paper will be on computer and web ethics. How computers have impacted us in the last few years and how our web ethics should be. We will be breaking down computer ethics and web ethics. Although many people think that the computer is a very recent development, it actually has a long history that demonstrates how quickly the computer industry changes. History provides a context for how far we have come with computers in a relatively short period of time. Most importantly, by understanding computer history we can gain a better and deeper understanding of today's computing environment....   [tags: Internet Ethics ]
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The Ethics of Car Safety and the Ten Commandments of Computer Ethics - The Ten Commandments of Computer Ethics (App A) was first created in 1992 by the Computer Ethics Institute and presented by Dr. Ramon C. Barquins in his paper “In Pursuit of a ‘Ten Commandments’ of Computer Ethics” as a means to create “a set of standards to guide and instruct people in the ethical use of computers.” (1) Computer ethics is about guidelines related to decisions made by computer designers to help lead their actions and assist in the decisions they make. The technological boom of the past three decades has surpassed traditional ethic beliefs; hence Dr....   [tags: car safety, ethics,] 1371 words
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Ethics and Moral Reasoning - Aristotle's Virtue Ethics Aristotle in his virtue ethics states that a virtuous individual is someone with ideal traits. These characteristic traits normally come from an individual’s innate tendency but should be cultivated. After they are cultivated, these character traits supposedly become stable in an individual. Moral consequentilaists and deontologists are normally concerned with universal doctrines that can be utilized in any situation that requires moral interpretation. Unlike these theorists, Aristotle’s virtue ethics are concerned with the general questions such as “what is a good life”, “what are proper social and family values”, and “how should one live” (Bejczy 32)....   [tags: Morality/Ethics]
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Ethics in International Environments - Ethics in International Environments Introduction Global marketing opportunities usually form the pillar under which viability and profitability of international marketing depend upon. This merged with globalization of market today makes international marketing practices a concern globally that calls for moral responsibility (ethics) in conducting business (Danley, 1983). Ethics in international marketing poses many dilemmas and this is because value judgments differ among different cultures. What is fully accepted as right in one country is completely wrong in another country....   [tags: Business Ethics]
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Emerging Business Ethics Issues - Stakeholders play a major role in the business arena, they are charged with the responsibility of ensuring their organization is a safe environment not only for themselves but for their employees. In a seemingly competitive and morally flawed world, business people and entrepreneurs are often presented with grave ethical challenges. For this reason their personal values and beliefs play a pivotal role in the success of the organization. When concealing doubts about the ethics of others, more than a few tend to feel warranted in engaging in less-than-ideal conduct to protect their own interests....   [tags: Business Ethics]
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Corporate Governance and Ethics - As a CEO of a corporation there is nothing more rewarding then maximizing the wealth of your shareholders, in addition, to increasing the value of the firm. However, it should not be done unethically and jeopardize the financial, social status as well as the reputation of the company, ultimately causing them to suffer in the end. There are systems put into place to avoid such acts that are generally overseen by the board of the directors of organization. In most companies the board of directors consists of shareholders or former employees of the company....   [tags: Business Ethics ]
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Ethics in Public Health - In the last three decades HIV/ AIDS has become the one of the most notorious and widely spread diseases in the modern world. Its discovery in the late seventies prompted worldwide concern. The one thing that has become the most bothersome thing about the HIV/ AIDS epidemic is prevention. Prevention or stopping the transmission of the diseases is hindered by factors such as: denial or non-acceptance by infected persons, unsafe sex, and non-disclosure by infected persons to their at risk sexual partner(s)....   [tags: Medical Ethics ]
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Ethics in War - According to Edgar Schien a prominent theorist of culture, organisational culture is the collectively learned basic assumptions and beliefs of a group. Elements of organisational culture can include: (a) stated and unstated values; (b) customs and rituals; (c) dialect/terminology (shoptalk) unique to a group; (d) overt and implicit behavioural expectations; and (e) metaphors and symbols. The military is an example of organisational culture with subcultures such as Air Force, ARMY and Navy. Organisational cultural models suggest reinterpreting ethical differences as a product of different experiences rather than viewing conflicts as “right” verses “wrong.” Ethnocentrism is the tendency to vie...   [tags: Ethics and Service in the U.S. Military]
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Ethics in Leadership Today - In the business world these days, we must take into consideration many factors in becoming successful individually and as a team. One major important factor I’ll be talking about is how ethics influence leadership. How I value the importance of having good ethics, my leadership experiences in life, and how I will apply these values in my future career. Today we live in such a diverse environment, which means we are surrounded by a lot of different culture, ethnicity, and religion. To become a successful leader you must learn to deal with the differences, one could possess and practice a code of ethics which should include valuable guidelines of principles....   [tags: Business Ethics ]
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Can Business Ethics Exist? - Niall Fitzgerald, stated, “Corporate social responsibility is a hard-edged business decision. Not because it is a nice thing to do or because people are forcing us to do it... because it is good for our business.” (as cited in Elliot, 2003, para. 14) What is social responsibility. Peter F. Drucker (1981) suggests it is today’s business ethics as defined by society’s ever-changing values, values based on people functioning as a group. Milton Friedman’s (1970) view of social responsibilities is one of individual ethics....   [tags: Business Ethics]
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Tort Laws and Ethics - In today’s health care, there are laws set in place to protect the well-being and best interest of the patient. These laws range from tort laws, criminal laws, and contract laws. Although each of these laws are set in place to protect the patient to a certain degree of wrongdoing on the physicians and medical facilities part, they can be distinguished by which one affects health care professionals directly compared to indirectly. In this paper, I will discuss the Tort Law, the law that most directly influences Health Care Professionals....   [tags: Medical Ethics ]
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Ethics for Nurses - This hypothetical situation illustrates a common problem faced by nurses, as the roles we serve can be multifaceted and demanding. It is often tempting to cut corners, especially if we feel there will be no actual harm done. This, however, does not justify professional misconduct nor allow us to expand our practice beyond our designated scope. Not only do the Nursing Practice Acts define our role as nurses, they also designate what nurses may not do. The purpose of the Nurse Practice Acts is to protect the patient from harm....   [tags: Ethics, nursing, health care]
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Ethics in Nursing Research - Ethics of Nursing Research Conducting quality research requires the researcher to perform within both ethical and legal guidelines. “Ethics is the study of right and wrong” (Houser, J., 2012, pg.50). Ethics provide the avenue for decision making and are guided by the researcher’s integrity. Legal guidelines provide direction to the researcher by specifying what is required by law to conduct research. As a nurse researcher, it is an ethical duty to advocate for patients when incompetent, unethical or illegal practices are observed....   [tags: Medical Ethics ]
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Ethics of Workplace Discrimination - Workplace ethics are standards or codes that determines right and wrong moral behavior in the work environment. Discrimination is defined as “the unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people or things, especially on the grounds of race, age, or sex.” (Oxford Dictionary) Workplace discrimination deals with issues such as religion, race, gender, disability, age, and sexual orientation. Covering all of these issues is beyond the scope of this paper, therefore, I will focus on age, gender, and race....   [tags: Business Ethics ]
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Ethics and Copyright Infringement - Contents Executive summary 2 Introduction 4 Ethical Analysis 5 Consequence based theory 5 Duty based theory 6 Contract based theory 7 Character based theory 8 ACS Code of ethics 9 Recommendations 10 Conclusion 11 References 12 Executive summary This article mainly focuses on the ethics and its importance in the daily life and the need of the ethics to the individual and to the society. It mainly focuses on the ethical theories; consequence based theory, duty based theory, contract based theory and character based theory and how these theories are implemented for the copyright infringement i.e....   [tags: Ethics Essays]
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Business Ethics Case Analysis - Business Ethics Case Analysis Ethics and social responsibility in an industry are very important. In certain industries such as the alcohol industry there seems to be an increase for social responsibility. Due to the nature of the industry producers of alcohol are under greater pressure to be socially responsible. They are in a market that provides the basis for individuals struggling with addiction. Thanks to this growing problem alcohol companies may find it increasingly difficult to implement a social responsibility strategy....   [tags: Business Ethics] 970 words
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Nursing Code of Ethics - The nursing code of ethics has a very standard definition. It is the base on how nurses should guide themselves in conduct by making the right decision regarding ethical issues. According to the National Student Nurses Association “students of nursing have a responsibility to society in learning the academic theory and clinical skills needed to provide nursing care” (2003). In the clinical setting nurses have a lot of responsibilities while caring for an ill patient, they have the obligation to practice their profession with compassion, love, and respect the uniqueness of each patient, as nurses we are not supposed to deny care to a patient because of their economic status, their skin color,...   [tags: Medical Ethics ]
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Ethics of Earnings Management - I enjoyed the conversation on GAAP and earnings management relating to the case “Be Careful What You Wish For: From the Middle”. The conversation was brief, but got me thinking on the ethics of earnings management. GAAP accounting is to reflect in good faith the company’s actual financial status and present reality as is. It is not to present a manipulated set of numbers that paint a pretty picture. GAAP requires recording of revenue when there is persuasive evidence of an arrangement, assurance of collectability, a fixed or determinable price, and delivery....   [tags: Business Ethics] 779 words
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Nursing Ethics Case Study - Introduction An ethical dilemma is defined as a mental state when the nurse has to make a choice between the options and choices that he or she has at her disposal. The choice is a crucial task as the opting of the step will subsequently determine the health status of the concerned patient, hence it requires a great deal of wisdom along with proper medical and health training before any such step is opted as it is a matter of life and death. Strong emphasis should therefore be on the acquisition of proper knowledge and skills so that nurses do posses the autonomy to interact with patients regarding ethical issues involved in health care affairs and address them efficiently....   [tags: Nursing Ethics] 1211 words
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Business Ethics: Avco Environmental - For my paper I chose the case of Avco Environmental. The case is fictitious and can be found on the businessethics.ca linked provided in prezi. The facts of the case are Chantale Leroux, a clerk for Avco Environmental Services, which is a toxic waste disposal company, has found evidence that Avco might be disposing medical waste in the local municipal landfill. I feel this case violates seven of the ten primary traps and eight of the ten prima facie duties. In reading the case, you can separate Chantale the person from Avco Environmental the company and see who has violated what traps....   [tags: Business Ethics ]
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Code of Ethics - Ethics and values apply to our personal and professional lives. If you are able to understand and implement values and ethics in everyday practices, you will encourage one’s success in personal and professional careers. Ethics is a concept of one’s actions, which derives from principals of an individual doing what is right not wrong. Velasquez, Andre, Shanks, and Meyer (1987), define ethics as a “well based standard of right and wrong that prescribe what humans ought to do, usually in terms of rights, obligations, benefits to society, fairness, or specific virtues”....   [tags: Ethics, values, social analysis, behavior] 1060 words
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Ethics: The Human Imperfection of Greed - An ongoing problem in the United States and other countries are issues dealing with ethics. Many philosophers throughout the centuries have created works and theories on ethics, among them Socrates, Plato and Aristotle. Ethics may generally be defined as the study of morality (Cohen, p. 17). Aristotle on Nicomachean Ethics said Virtue… being of two kinds, intellectual and moral, intellectual virtue in the main owes both its birth and its growth to teaching (for which reason it requires experience and time), while moral virtue comes about as a result of habit....   [tags: Kanatian Ethics, United States] 837 words
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Business Ethics and Social Responsibility - What is Ethics.  As provided by “Business Management: A Contemporary Compilation” by (Nieuwenhuizen, Drotskie & Oosthuizen 2014), ethics can be defined as moral principles that govern or influence a person’s behaviour.  As provided by “Business Management: A Contemporary Compilation” by (Nieuwenhuizen et al.2014), business ethics can be defined as written or unwritten codes of principles or values that govern decisions and actions within an organisation.  According to Wikipedia.org, ethics are defined as moral principles that govern a person's behaviour or the conducting of an activity....   [tags: Business Ethics Essays]
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Ethics in Engineering - Ethics is the moral behavior that guides our actions; it motivates us in our personal behavior and is relevant in a business setting as well. Many organizations have set forth a set of guidelines known as a “Code of Ethics”. The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, being one of these organizations, has set forth their code as a requirement for students and engineer members to adhere to. Heading towards a career in electrical engineering I choose this organization to elaborate on for my ethics project....   [tags: Code of Ethics, Honesty, Conflict of Interests] 1485 words
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Ethics in Criminal Justice Professions - Criminal Justice professionals make decisions everyday and they have to be able to recognize when an issue involves ethical considerations. Therefore, in order to recognize these issues and make appropriate and correct decisions, it is important that the criminal justice professional study ethics. In order to make a good ethical decision the professional will have to have the ability to apply knowledge of ethics, know the ethical terminology and the concepts needed in making a good ethical decision....   [tags: Criminal Justice Ethics]
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The Classification of Descriptive Ethics - Values and Ethics are principal to any organisation. Values can be defined as those things that are substantial/valuable to or treasured by someone, it’s what we as a professional people judge to be correct both personally and organisationally. Therefore ethics can be defined as moral standards that rule one’s actions or the administering of an activity. BODY 3 TYPES OF ETHICS 1. Descriptive Ethics The classification of descriptive ethics is the clearest to comprehend - it simply includes explaining how people function or what various moral principles they insist to pursue....   [tags: values, mormative ethics, leadership]
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Code of Ethics Design and Implementation - Introduction Business ethics has become increasingly important in recent years. American’s idea of business had become more negative due to the scandals in the early nineteen nineties. Due to the increasing public outcry, it is more important than ever to have an enforced code of ethics or CofE. Currently, the organization I work for, PBC, does not have a code of ethics. There are many important ideas that need to be implemented in a CofE for my organization to ensure ethical behavior by every employee....   [tags: Business Ethics Essays]
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Ethics and Supervision in our Society - One can say the foundation of business, government, and society is built on morals and ethics. Ethics can be defined as” the process of making moral decisions about individuals and their interactions in society while still attempting to protect the rights and welfare of those same individuals.”(Francis 2010) Morals can be simply described as the principals of right and wrong behavior that are agreed upon by society. Society generally base their morals from teachings originally found in religion....   [tags: morals, ethics, religion]
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Business Ethics and the Chinese Market - I believe that standard business ethics cannot be possible internationally. Culture varies from society to society. The change in culture varies due to various reasons it depends on economic and legal factors. Political and legal factors play a vital role and that differentiate from one culture to another that is why I believe that business ethics can never be universal. Considering the example of China where government put a check on online information. Google has a big concern over the Chinese market because many web pages were blocked within that region....   [tags: Business Ethics Essays]
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The Ethics of Stem Cell Research - While some people might say that stem cell research is immoral and unethical, others believe that it is a magical solution for almost any problem, thus leading to a very controversial issue. Scientists have been searching for years for ways to eradicate incurable diseases and perform other medical procedures that yesterday's technology would not fix. With the rapidly arising, positive research on stem cell technology, the potential that exists to restore any deficiency is in the same way, likely to destroy humanity....   [tags: Ethics]
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Relations between Ethics and Design - • INTRODUCTION: As we all may know, throughout human evolution history, ethics has been playing an extremely significant role in controlling and influencing human beings' behaviors, ruling over may different aspects of the living world, including the field of Design. Just as there is no actual way to regard whether an action is objectively ethical or not, there is also no right or wrong way for designers to create a piece of work. Hence, this draws us to the realization that there is an invisible strand of similarities and relations which links these two terms together....   [tags: Ethics, design, hedonistics]
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Ethics And Power In Journalism - What Roles Do Ethics and Power Play in Journalism. For the most part, journalists have power that can hurt, instead of help citizen autonomy. The ways journalists treat their subjects and sources have generated much concern. The ethics of these two endeavors share much in common, because both use people in various ways to reach each others goals. The well-developed guidelines in research designed to protect research participants' autonomy, to guard against needless deception, and to recognize the special needs of vulnerable research participants have direct application to journalism....   [tags: Ethics] 1450 words
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Business Ethics and the Global Dimensions of Business - This essay will examine the possibility of XYZ Constructions, Incorporated expanding into the global market. In particular, the owners believe that Canada, Asia, and Mexico have niche markets and are the front-runners for expansion. Furthermore, the owners believe these markets will ultimately help increase their initial public offering (IPO) number because of the increased market penetration and market diversity associated with these markets. This essay will examine the issues present in the global market as it relates to ethics and social responsibility....   [tags: Business Ethics ]
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Ethics for End of Life Care - In the article Ethics for End of Life Care, Jos V.M Welie introduces the case of Terri Schiavo. Schiavo has a medical condition called PVS or “persistent vegetative state.” The main question imposed is whether or not treatment for her should be continued with a bleak chance of recovery. This directly leads into the next issue of the role that medical treatment and technology have in the final days of life. How do we decide what treatments should be used for which patients. Today, the majority of physicians agree that treatment must be “medically indicated” before it is commenced or continued....   [tags: Ethics, Arguments, History] 1090 words
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Business Ethics and the Global Dimensions of Business - Business Ethics and the Global Dimensions of Business This inclusive analysis was developed after an initial consultation with the C.E.O. of XYZ Construction, Inc. where the implications of expanding the construction company into Asia were discussed. The issues to be examined are the varied aspects of implementing a global business expansion. Time wise there is market potential for this opportune endeavor. However there are potential difficulties and risk that need to be considered before an international expansion is implemented....   [tags: Business Ethics ]
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Ethics and Morality in Philosophy - Morality has always been an unacknowledged and crucial role in defining ethics. Principles tend to be a virtue that applies only within society and can be distinguished from law, religion, or ethics. Morality in its defining sense can be different from each other, depending on the foundations of the society that claim their morality. Different societies have a different sense of what their moral priority would be like. Their morality can be based on purity and honesty when others concerned with practices....   [tags: Ethics, Morality, Philosophy, ] 895 words
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Patient Education and Medical Ethics - It is understandable a family member of someone who needs a feeding tube would be scared and apprehensive of this procedure. There are fears associated with placing a feeding tube including malnutrition causing the patient to starve; however, it is the healthcare provider’s responsibility to thoroughly explain the procedure and its benefits to the family. A large aspect of the nursing profession is being an advocate for the patient and explaining to the family that certain procedures are important for the benefit of their health....   [tags: Medical Ethics Essay] 1457 words
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Ethics and CSR Case Study - Table of Contents 1. Introduction………………………………………….……………2 2. Ethical issue and application of ethical theory…………….....3 3. Courses of action to address the issue……………………..3-4 4. Limitations of the courses of action………………………....4-5 5. Conclusion………………………………………………………..5 6. References………………………………………………………..6 Appendix: Meeting log……………………………………..7 On behalf of UrbanFab Apparel Company, we would like to thank the public and our customers in particular from all around the world, for believing in us and supporting us to becoming who we are today....   [tags: Ethics and CSR Essays]
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The Verification Principle and Ethics - In order to understand the Verification Principle, one must first become familiar with Logical Positivism. Logical Positivism is a school of philosophy that combines empiricism, the idea that observational evidence is indispensable for knowledge of the world, with a version of rationalism incorporating mathematical and logico-linguistic constructs and deductions in epistemology, the study of knowledge (Wikipedia). The Verification Principle as A.J. Ayer states, is a statement is cognitively meaningful if and only if it is either analytic or in principle empirically verifiable....   [tags: Verification Principle, rhetoric, ethics, ] 643 words
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The Ethics of Rent Control - Ethics, according to the Oxford dictionary is “a set of moral principles that govern a person’s behavior or the conducting of an activity”. Ethics consists of doing what the law requires, following the standards of behavior our society accepts, and also has to do with what you believe is right or wrong. Rent control is not unethical, but is very controversial. If on one hand it is a good thing because it prevent landlord from being unethical charging the tenants unfair rent price, on the other hand it is unfair for the landlords to be imposed a rental price below market price which he/she is morally entitle to....   [tags: ethics, law, moral principles]
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Employee Compensation and Islamic Ethics - From the Islamic perspective, one major drawback in this organization compensation policy is organizational injustice towards employee. According to Abulhassan (2006), Islamic principles are concerned with justice and fairness. Organizational justice is essential as it represent employee’s perception about fair treatment in organization (Murtaza et al, 2011; Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ehsan Malik et al, 2011). Greenberg and Baron (2003) found that organizational justice comprised of employee’s perception toward distribution of outcome and perceived fairness....   [tags: Islamic ethics case study]
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The Ethics and Values of New Gen Health Science - DISCUSSION BOARD FORUM 1 CASE STUDY INTRODUCTION: I want to begin with my one of my favorite verse in the Bible. “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and acts on them, may be compared to a wise man who build his house on rock. Everyone who hears these words of mine and does not act on them, will be like a foolish man who build the house on the sand; the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and it fell and great was its fall.” [Published by Zondervan, Grand Rapids, 2000, P.1077]....   [tags: business ethics, professional ethics]
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Business Ethics in Accounting - In the past there [ ] have been several cases in the business environment related to the practices of accountants and auditors who have violated the trust and confidence of public. A number of researches have been conducted to find the potential factors resulting in unethical, biased or inappropriate decision making and judgments by the professionals. The aim of this paper is to review two academic articles and conclude on the reliability of the claims and assertions made by the authors. The research paper of Pflugrath, Martinov-Bennie & Chen (2007) aims to analyze the impact of organizational codes of ethics on the accountants’ and auditors’ judgments and professional decisions making ski...   [tags: Accounting, Business Ethics] 1028 words
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Philosophy: Ethics and Morality - Whether put simply or scrutinized, morality cannot be defined simply by looking at it from one or two perspectives. One must acknowledge the fact that there are several different factors that affect judgment between “right” and “wrong”. Only after taking into account everything that could possibly change the definition of righteousness can one begin to define morality. Harriet Baber, a professor at San Diego State University, defines morality as “the system through which we determine right and wrong conduct”....   [tags: Definition, History, Ethics]
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Leadership Ethics and Culture - Introduction The purpose of this paper is to examine leadership ethical views in different cultural and organizational setting. The researcher will compare and contrast leadership ethics in different cultural and organizational settings. Finally, the researcher will provide a conclusion. Leadership Ethical Views in Different Cultural and Organizational Setting According to Razzano and Nelson (2008) Siemens AG which is a transnational organization headquarters in Munich Germany was charged with bribery by the Security and Exchange Commission....   [tags: International Business, Ethics]
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Promoting Business Ethics - Historical Overview Caveat emptor, is Latin for “let the buyer beware,” which according to Merriam-Webster’s on-line dictionary (n.d.), was first known to be used in 1523 (Merriam-Webster, n.d.a). From this historical context it is clear that ethical behavior in the realm of business has been a point of contention for society at large for nearly five centuries. America too has had a storied history in dealing with ethics and ethical practices relating to business practices and consumer affairs....   [tags: Business Ethics]
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Personal Ethics Development - Ethical behavior and development are traits and skills that are always improving. Although the skills are improving the basic make up remain the same. The ability to incorporate character, morals, and values encourage a person’s ability to enhance the ethical behavior of an individual. This paper will define the ethical system used to best develop a person, discuss the potential effect that can become beneficial to the corporate environment and explain why organizations need ethics within the company....   [tags: Business Ethics] 1060 words
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Ethics in Earnings Management - A company’s ultimate goal is to make money and remain a going concern. With that goal in mind, management must continually report sustained or improved earnings to stakeholders to ensure constant and new investments in the company’s future (Geiger & van der Laan Smith, 2010). The pressure to report positive results can lead management to engage in earnings management activities to alter short-term results to meet the goals set forth (Geiger & van der Laan Smith, 2010). In addition to the pressures on company management, broad accounting principles introduce ethical issues into the accounting profession (Gibson, 2011)....   [tags: accounting principles, ethics]
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Competing Theories of Ethics - Scientific and academic disciplines often see bitter controversies between rival theories. Several competing ethical theories claim that an appropriate account of the moral nature in the world and what it is to be ethical are provided. Some analyses are agreeable, whereas some analyses are disagreeable. Just like in physics, there is still no generally accepted ethical theory yet, which combines the insight of various approaches into an overall and consistent ethical system. From one point of view, respective conclusions appear when these competing ethical theories are compared....   [tags: ethics, healthcare, utilitarian] 2123 words
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Ethics in the Military Leadership - What is Ethics. Webster’s dictionary website defines ethic as an area of study that deals with ideas about what is good and bad behavior: a branch of philosophy dealing with what is morally right or wrong. We have ethical training in the military to create a universal standard of behavior because morals are so variable and linked to religious belief. Military leadership cannot tell people what religious behaviors to have, but they can create a universal ethical guidance. Many people might think of ethics as common sense and may not take it seriously....   [tags: Good Bad Behavior, Morals, Ethics]
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Ethics in Public Relations Society of America - The Public Relations Society of America's Code of Ethics has a foundation that lies in the Member Statement of Professional Values. These Values include advocacy, honesty, expertise, independence, loyalty, and fairness. There are also six provisions involved in the PRSA Member Code of Ethics: Enhancing the Profession, Conflicts of Interest, Safeguarding Confidences, Disclosure of Information, Competition, and Free Flow Information. Of all the Principles and Values listed above, I find the most important of the list to be the Value of Fairness and the Principle of Free Flow Information....   [tags: Ethics] 640 words
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The Ethics of Cloning - Imagine living in a society where performing a certain process, a perfect genetically identical copy of a biological entity could be produced (Cloning Fact Sheet, 1). This process is called cloning, and essentially it takes from one’s own genetic makeup to produce an exact replica. These exact replicas, known as clones, can benefit our society in many different ways; however, these benefits are not without great controversy and concerns. Proponents of cloning suggest that through cloning, humans can experience a greater quality of life with fewer health concerns including hunger and reproduction....   [tags: Ethics ]
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Ethics and its Relation to Leadership - “Values are what we, as a profession, judge to be right." Individually or organizationally, “values determine what is right and what is wrong, and doing what is right or wrong is what we mean by ethics. To behave ethically is to behave in a manner consistent with what is right or moral”. What does "generally considered to be right" mean. That is a hard question, and part of it is deciding whether or not behavior is ethical, and determining what is right or wrong. (Values and Ethics, National Defense University)....   [tags: values, moral, core values, code of ethics] 849 words
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Ethical Leadership versus a Written Ethics Code - Ethics, which is less commonly known to us as moral philosophy, is an affiliation of philosophy that talks about issues of morality, concepts such as crime and justice, good and evil go hand in hand with morality. Ethics plays a major part in society and it is the way people behave in certain situations, over the years it has come under the spotlight through numerous situations. In this essay I will discuss whether a written code of ethics combined with ethics training is more effective than strong ethical leadership and vice versa....   [tags: Ethics, Business]
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Ethics In The Workplace - Ethics in The Workplace We as a society are faced with ethical dilemmas virtually every day. How we handle these situations shapes our culture. But what are ethics. According to the Miniature Guide to Ethical Reasoning, ethical reasoning entails doing what is right even in the face of powerful selfish desires. To live an ethical life is to develop control of our own egocentric tendencies. It is not enough to be able to do the right thing when we ourselves have nothing to lose. We must be willing to fulfill our ethical obligations at the expense of our self-centered desires and vested interests....   [tags: Business Ethics]
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Engineering Ethics - In this essay I shall consider whether the primary goal of a course on engineering should be to teach students the standards of professional conduct as set out by major engineering codes of ethics, or if they should think autonomously about moral issues. The speaker in the essay question suggest that the former argument is correct, and that engineering courses should have the goal of teaching students to master the standards set out by codes of ethics as following these is what engineering ethics consists of....   [tags: Ethics Engineering]
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Kant´s Philosophy of Ethics - In the Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals, Immanuel Kant proposes his philosophy of ethics. In order to accurately approach this topic and present fluent deduction he begins by defining philosophy into three fields. There is “Physics” of which studies the physical world, there is “Ethics” of which is the study of morality and finally there is logic of which serves to study logical principles. Kant then divides the studying into two parts as well, separating it as either “empirical” (serving to study experiences) or “pure” (serving to study concepts)....   [tags: Immanuel Kant, physics, ethics, logic]
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Ethics In The Workplace - Ethics in the Workplace "Ethics are personal and, at the same time, a very public display of your attitudes and beliefs. It is because of ethical beliefs that we humans may act differently in different in situations" (University of Phoenix, 2007). Poor ethical choices in the workplace can truly hurt people. Poor ethics can damage their career, happiness, and quality of living. Not only can these actions hurt the individual who has made the bad choices, but also most often it hurts the innocent. This essay will provide two actual case studies; one of positive ethical principles and the other of poor ethical principles....   [tags: Business Ethics] 1936 words
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What Does Ethics Mean? - When asked what is the definition of ethics, many responded that being moral meant doing the right thing. But how can we justify what is a good action and what is a bad action. All humans were created equal, but our principles, and ways of thinking can be extremely different. Some may say doing the right thing means following your heart, your inner feelings and intuition. But emotions can be misleading. Others say in order to do what is the morally right thing means to follow the law and do what is right by society, to be accepted....   [tags: ethics, moral, virture, fairness, duties] 1265 words
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A Careful and Meaningful Consideration of my Journey in Nursing Ethics - In this age of fast paced life and information overload, there is a growing need to slow down or even stop to contemplate and critically evaluate the mounting flood of activities and information that swarm our lives. Critical Reflection Analysis has not only become to me a safe haven and comforting refuge, but also a resort that showcases the function of reason and knowledge in understanding the complex nature of relationship that exist between the Healthcare System, the patient, and the Healthcare provider....   [tags: Biomedical Ethics]
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A Change in Business Ethics: The Impact on Employer–Employee Relations - A Change in Business Ethics: The Impact on Employer–Employee Relations Business ethics is the behavior that a business adheres to in its daily dealings with the world. The ethics of a particular business can be diverse. They apply not only to how the business interacts with the world at large, but also to their one-on-one dealings with a single customer. In the recent decades, business ethics has become the platform on which the whole business rest on. Any disturbance to this base has and will cause a great destruction to the whole business sector in that country....   [tags: Business Ethics]
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Corporate Ethics - The board of directors is also highly influential to a corporation and should therefore also be held accountable for supporting a corporation’s ethical code of conduct. The board of directors is responsible for looking out for the best interests of shareholders (Cross & Miller, 2012). The board of directors was designed to monitor executives, however in practice this is not always the case (Cross & Miller). Obviously this is monitoring is a necessary duty. A proposed change to ensure that the board of directors is monitoring the corporation’s top executives is to require that the board submit quarterly a report on the financial information of the corporation as provided to the board by t...   [tags: Business Ethics ]
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“Machiavellian” Business Ethics and Behavior: An Issue Proposal - In the history of the World there have been bountiful recessions, some worse than other of course. This is simply the nature of the economy. The cycle of peaks and troughs in an economy, which every economy goes through, is called the business cycle. When you are in areas of peak, business is good. Gross Domestic Product or GDP, all the products made within your country in a period of time (normally calculated quarterly or bi-annually), is very high, unemployment rates are low, and the overall standard of living is elevated....   [tags: Business Ethics ]
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Software Ethics - In a situation where a software engineer is asked to design a system with inherent security vulnerabilities, many ethical issues involving several stakeholders are encountered. Diane Jones is the owner of a software development company that has been contracted to engineer a database management system for the personnel office of a medium-sized toy manufacturing company. Management members of the toy manufacturer involved with Diane in the design of the system include the CEO, the director of computing, and the director of personnel....   [tags: Business Ethics] 839 words
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Social Ethics - Social responsibility begins centuries ago when people realized that living in a community and that is why their decisions affect others. We have considered a pluralistic society is one that accepts, recognizes and tolerates the existence of different positions or thoughts and that is why we must always look for a common welfare laws governing society to find a balance that benefits all its members. However throughout history we can find times in which the common good prevailed and where instead of this first special interests of a few, one of these times is called the industrial revolution in which the former arise companies that demonstrated the lack of social responsibility to the communi...   [tags: Business Ethics] 1006 words
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Personal Philosophy, Mission and Organizational Ethics - Personal, cultural, and professional values and morals make up the ethics that drive the decision making process for most individuals and businesses in our society. Ethics reflect our conscience, morality and how we apply these concepts in deciding right from wrong (Covey, 1994, p. 66). Ethical awareness is critical for how we conduct our lives and make choices in the workplace; by defining moral values through a religious faith based following, ethical principles can be developed that guide us in identifying and fulfilling our personal goals and social responsibilities, allowing individuals and businesses alike to become more productive members of society....   [tags: organizational ethics, hinduism, christianity]
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Code of Ethics Comparison: Lowe's vs. Home Depot - Established as the older company of the two, Lowe’s ranks forty-second as a Fortune 500 company. Established in 1946 as a small hardware business, Lowe’s has grown into a 40,000 product, global market enterprise that consist of 1,710 stores nationwide expanding into the countries of Canada, Mexico and Australia (Lowe's Internal, 2010) Home Depot, founded in 1978, is the fastest growing retailer in the United States. Ranked twenty-ninth as a Fortune 500 company, Home Depot continues to remain the number one do-it-yourself retail store in America....   [tags: Business Ethics ]
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Virtue and Happiness in Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics - In consideration to Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle’s view of the great-souled man is that of an individual that represents happiness and obtains the five virtues: wisdom, justice, bravery, self-control, and the overall goodness within an individual (happiness). The magnanimous person is very complex and displays the proper virtues at the proper time, and in the proper way. In addition, the great-souled man accommodates to his surroundings where he is honorable but not boastful in his actions. Aristotle believes that it is only possible to attain happiness within a political organization because happiness represents living well without being concerned with others, they solely live for the trut...   [tags: Nicomachean Ethics Essays] 1147 words
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Reflection of Six Ethics Case Studies - In this essay I am going to consider the ethical issues that arose in the six case studies I have written, as well as look at theories that can be applied to the situations. The first case study I will be looking at is the Enron accounting scandal. The issues that arose from the scandal include hiding losses off the balance sheets using special purpose entities (SPE’s), executives personally profiting from the company’s loses, and subsequent bankruptcy, as well as a disregarding for fiduciary duties....   [tags: Ethics Case Studies]
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The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and the Death of Ethics - On April 20, 2010 the Deepwater Horizon oilrig exploded off the coast of Louisiana. The explosion was so powerful that it sent a fireball into the sky that was visible from as far as thirty-five miles away. Eleven workers were killed and seventeen injured in what became the largest offshore oil spill in United States history. Approximately 4.9 million barrels of oil was spilled out of the Macondo Prospect well and into the environmentally sensitive Gulf of Mexico. The disaster of the Deepwater Horizon can be relevantly compared to the Three Mile Island nuclear plant partial core meltdown, the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger or the Chernobyl nuclear plant explosion....   [tags: Business Ethics] 1504 words
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Compare Mill and Kant’s Ethics - Kant’s Ethics may best apply to modern business. Kant said right action based on a set of moral rules, and the right action is supposed to be the one that conforms with these rules, whereas certain other types of action are morally forbidden. He also suggests that people should be treated "with respect and as ends in their own right, not solely as means to other's ends." On the contrary, Mill’s ethics only concern about the happiness of majority instead of duty itself. Thus, the question how could Kant’s “austere” system do better for business needs than Mill’s flexible business ethics....   [tags: Mill, Kant, ethics, philosophy, ] 878 words
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Business Ethics: McDonnell Douglas' Lack of Solidarity - The reason I chose to write about this company McDonnell Douglas is because I felt that what they did was appalling and demonic. They dehumanized the passengers and only seen profit margins. One may say that McDonnell Douglas imps did not know the meaning of the word “solidarity”: Solidarity is a principle of Catholic Social Teaching. This principle means the firm and preserving determination to commit oneself to the common good. This principle incorporates other principles like Human Dignity, Community, Common Good, Stewardship, and Option for the Poor, that is what we are to demonstrate in our actions....   [tags: Business Ethics ]
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Embryonic Stem Cell Research: An Ethics Debate - The past two decades have seen enormous scientific development that has grown exponentially and continues to evolve daily. More advances have been discovered within the past twenty years than at any other time in human history. This advancement has been increasingly prevalent in human genetics and the study of embryonic stem cells. One can hardly watch television or read a newspaper without seeing or reading something about the discovery of an innovative medical procedure or new treatment for an incurable disease....   [tags: Medical Ethics]
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