Discuss in detail economics, ethics and the law surrounding the following: Whistle blowing & Employment Law

Summary:

As a final project, you will conduct research on the current business ethics topic –

Discuss in detail economics, ethics and the law surrounding the following:

Whistle blowing & Employment Law

Your final project paper is to be a minimum of 3 complete pages. You will be required to relate how various topics we have covered throughout the term apply in the chosen topic. In addition, you must research how the current ethics topic impacted changes within the business and industry practices. You must also include a reference page on top of the minimum three-page research paper and cite all sources properly using APA guidelines.

The purpose of the paper is to help you understand how ethical factors have shaped policies and procedures in business and industry – not only in the US, but even throughout the world. In addition, you should gain a better understanding of the seriousness and consequences of ethics in business.

When writing the final project, you must demonstrate a knowledge of how to conduct research, how to use a minimum of three (3) scholarly sources (e.g. GMC Library), how to properly cite sources using APA formatting guidelines, and how to apply critical thinking skills within the analysis and presentation of your research results. Textbooks are not considered a scholarly/peer reviewed source; however, they may still be included as a supplemental reference.

By the end of the course you should have gained knowledge in…

  • legal and ethical issues in business and industry.
  • how previous violations and practices have shaped current legal and business ethics policies and procedures.
  • how to recognize the global considerations relating to business ethics.

Be as thorough as possible when writing your essay, and remember, this is an academic essay, so no “text-talk,” no conversational tone, and ABOVE ALL OTHER THINGS… don’t plagiarize!! Lastly, spell-check and proofread your work! Failure to follow these steps will negatively impact your grade

For this course, you will submit the graded activity using Turnitin. An Originality Report will become available within a few minutes after your first submission. Inside the Originality Report will be a Similarity Index. The Similarity Index shows a percentage of the material in your paper which matches other sources found by Turnitin. You will be expected to have a Similarity Index of less than 20%. If your Similarity Index is greater than 20% you will need to review your Originality Report to be sure that you have paraphrased your work appropriately, and cited your sources correctly.

The Originality Report will help you to avoid plagiarism, and improve the quality and content of your essay. It is strongly suggested that you keep direct quotations to a minimum, and never copy and paste text without proper citations. You have until the activity due date to resubmit your work, however, there will be a 24 hour delay before the Originality Report becomes available. It is your responsibility to submit your activity on time, with a Similarity Index of less than 20%.

General APA Formatting Guidelines:

All papers are to have an APA title page and an APA reference page. The APA title page and APA reference page DO NOT count towards the minimum page/word count requirement! Your body of work needs to be a minimum of 3 complete pages (at least 750 words). Also, an APA abstract page is NOTrequired! Note that going over the minimum page/word count requirement is acceptable; however, I am not looking for a 6+ page paper!

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View APA Formatting Guidelines – http://gmcga.libguides.com/c.php?g=458&p=866401#s-lib-ctab-2584100-0
View APA In-Text Citation Rules – http://gmcga.libguides.com/c.php?g=458&p=1686
View information on APA Footnotes and Endnotes – https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/04/
View APA Reference Page information – http://gmcga.libguides.com/c.php?g=458&p=866401#s-lib-ctab-2584100-1
View a Sample APA Paper – https://owl.english.purdue.edu/media/pdf/20090212013008_560.pdf
How to Set Up Your APA Paper: http://gmcga.libguides.com/c.php?g=139410&p=958254

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Ethics – 2 Page Paper

2 Pages Addressing the Following

1. Summarize the article and align it with the author’s main point.

2. How does this article contribute to contemporary thinking about business ethics?

3. How can you apply information in this article to your field?

4. How did this article fit your ethical view?

our response should be a minimum of 2 double-spaced pages not including the title and reference pages.

Referenced sources must have accompanying citations complying with APA guidelines. References should include at minimum 1) one of the required reading articles and 2) an additional scholarly reviewed article.

Format the article review in accordance with APA style.

Find one example of something going wrong, something unethical or just bad happening

Find one example of something going wrong, something unethical or just bad happening. Examples should come from a major American newspaper or business magazine-The New York Times, The Seattle Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal; others might be acceptable, check with me. Examples from non-English-language sources are o.k. too. Examples must have been published within the last 12 months.
A. Briefly describe the example, and use the material from the Bazerman and Tenbrunsel paper, “Ethical breakdowns” to explain what happened.
B. Could the problem be addressed (prevented or fixed after-the-fact) using the material from Tyler, Dienhart, and Thomas’s account of procedural justice (in “The ethical commitment to compliance”)-how, or why not?
For example-and you can’t use this example-the bank Wells Fargo was found to have opened accounts that customers didn’t want, generating revenue from fees; this could be explained with reference to Bazerman and Tenbrunsel’s conception of ill-conceived goals. I don’t think the Tyler, Dienhart, and Thomas material could be used to prevent the problem, but once made public-the deception would destroy management legitimacy and have a number of consequences they note.

Find one example of something going wrong, something unethical or just bad happening. Examples should come from a major American newspaper or business magazine-The New York Times, The Seattle Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal; others might be acceptable, check with me. Examples from non-English-language sources are o.k. too. Examples must have been published within the last 12 months.
A. Briefly describe the example, and use the material from the Bazerman and Tenbrunsel paper, “Ethical breakdowns” to explain what happened.
B. Could the problem be addressed (prevented or fixed after-the-fact) using the material from Tyler, Dienhart, and Thomas’s account of procedural justice (in “The ethical commitment to compliance”)-how, or why not?
For example-and you can’t use this example-the bank Wells Fargo was found to have opened accounts that customers didn’t want, generating revenue from fees; this could be explained with reference to Bazerman and Tenbrunsel’s conception of ill-conceived goals. I don’t think the Tyler, Dienhart, and Thomas material could be used to prevent the problem, but once made public-the deception would destroy management legitimacy and have a number of consequences they note.

Find one example of something going wrong, something unethical or just bad happening. Examples should come from a major American newspaper or business magazine-The New York Times, The Seattle Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal; others might be acceptable, check with me. Examples from non-English-language sources are o.k. too. Examples must have been published within the last 12 months.
A. Briefly describe the example, and use the material from the Bazerman and Tenbrunsel paper, “Ethical breakdowns” to explain what happened.
B. Could the problem be addressed (prevented or fixed after-the-fact) using the material from Tyler, Dienhart, and Thomas’s account of procedural justice (in “The ethical commitment to compliance”)-how, or why not?
For example-and you can’t use this example-the bank Wells Fargo was found to have opened accounts that customers didn’t want, generating revenue from fees; this could be explained with reference to Bazerman and Tenbrunsel’s conception of ill-conceived goals. I don’t think the Tyler, Dienhart, and Thomas material could be used to prevent the problem, but once made public-the deception would destroy management legitimacy and have a number of consequences they note.

Ethics

Find one example of something going wrong, something unethical or just bad happening. Examples should come from a major American newspaper or business magazine-The New York Times, The Seattle Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal; others might be acceptable, check with me. Examples from non-English-language sources are o.k. too. Examples must have been published within the last 12 months.
A. Briefly describe the example, and use the material from the Bazerman and Tenbrunsel paper, “Ethical breakdowns” to explain what happened.
B. Could the problem be addressed (prevented or fixed after-the-fact) using the material from Tyler, Dienhart, and Thomas’s account of procedural justice (in “The ethical commitment to compliance”)-how, or why not?
For example-and you can’t use this example-the bank Wells Fargo was found to have opened accounts that customers didn’t want, generating revenue from fees; this could be explained with reference to Bazerman and Tenbrunsel’s conception of ill-conceived goals. I don’t think the Tyler, Dienhart, and Thomas material could be used to prevent the problem, but once made public-the deception would destroy management legitimacy and have a number of consequences they note.

ETHICS CASE

As its year-end approaches, it appears that Mendez Corporation’s net income will increase 10% this year. The president of Mendez Corporation, nervous that the stockholders might expect the company to sustain this 10% growth rate in net income in future years, suggests that the controller increase the allowance for doubtful accounts to 4% of receivables in order to lower this year’s net income, which reflects a 6% growth rate, will be a more sustainable rate of growth for Mendez Corporation in future years. The controller of Mendez Corporation believes that the company’s yearly allowance for doubtful accounts should be 2% of receivables.

QUESTIONS:

  • Who are the stakeholders in this case?
  • Does the president’s request pose an ethical dilemma for the controller?

 

  • Should the controller be concerned with Mendez Corporation’s growth rate in estimating the allowance? Explain your answer in full detail.