Research Papers on Business Ethics

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  • The Shakedown (Case Study Analysis)

    This 5 page paper evaluates a Harvard Business Review case study. The case involves ethics and government corruption in Ukraine. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Ethical Case Study; Is It Ethical for an Employee to Use Work Time for a Personal Projects?

    This 9 page paper discusses the ethics concerning an IT professional who has used the slack time at work to write a program for personal use. The program is to identify undervalued stocks on the stock market so that the employee can purchase them. The employee has made personal gains. The paper looks at the situation from a range of ethical perspectives including consequentialism, deontological theories and principilism to determine whether the employee has acted ethically or unethically. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Ethics in Negotiation (Case Study Analysis)

    This 4 page paper involves a case study submitted by a student. Union involvement is a significant aspect of this paper. Bibliography lists 5 soruces.

  • Case Study; Freedom of Speech and Satire Criticizing a Company

    This 3 page paper looks at a case study, where a disgruntled employee sets up a satire of the company on the internet. The employee believes he is using his first amendment right for free speech. The writer considers the position of the company and how they should react, looking at both legal and ethical considerations. The bibliography cites 4 sources.


    This 7-page paper examines the ethics and stakeholders behind Therac-25, a device used to treat cancer. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Tyco Case Study

    A 4 page paper. Using a case study, Tyco International: A Case of Corporate Malfeasance, provided by the student, the writer responds to three questions/issues: how to account for Kozlowski's behavior, how to account for the board's failure to fulfill duties, and what new CEO Breen must do to regain public confidence as well as that of other stakeholders. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Case Study: Askinosie Chocolate

    4 pages in length. The ethical/policy principles that seem important to Shawn Askinosie are those that improve the alliance between business and social foundations, which are reflected in Askinosie chocolate by virtue of his strict mission policies. Askinosie has set his sights upon making a premium quality dark chocolate in association with his quest to sidestep the traditional format of inequitable practices that took a majority of profits from the hands of those who actually grow the beans; with brokers and other middlemen entities, farmers retain meager financial support from selling their crop. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Ethnical Culture in an Organization

    This 8 page paper looks at the role and importance of ethics in business, considering what is meant by ethics and a culture of ethics and how it may apply to an accountancy firm. The case of Arthur Andersen’s performance in the Enron case is used as a case study to look at ethics in action. The bibliography cites 9 sources.

  • Corporate Transparency - McBride Financial

    This 10 page paper responds to questions regarding transparency and governance of a case study supplied by the student. The paper begins by describing and explaining transparency, governance and the new laws and regulations that came about from a number of massive scandals. The rest of the paper discusses the notes sent back-and-forth between certain principals in the case. The writer's conclusion is that McBride is not interested in transparency. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Ethics: Defrauding the Government, Contractor Bidding

    This 5 page paper explores a contract bidding case and analyizes it under ethics considerations and a close reading of the FAR (Federal Acquisition Regulation). This is a general case study quoting 3 sources.

  • Marketing Tobacco Products; The Ethical Issues

    This 4 page paper considers a case study supplied by the student. The case looks at the marketing of tobacco products by US companies to developing countries and considers whether this may be as ethical taking into consideration a range of outcomes including social and economic. The paper also discusses whether it would be right to prevent tobacco companies from marketing despite selling a legal product. The bibliography cites one source.

  • Crisis Communication in the Workplace

    10 pages. This paper identifies issues related to crisis communication in the workplace. The case study is focused on a soft drink manufacturer that found several cases of tampering with its product. How the company handled this emergency and what actions were taken and not taken show us a lot about whether a company cares more about the customer or their own bottom line. Bibliography lists 8 sources.


    This 3-page paper discusses ethical behavior at Alcoa. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Corporate Social Responsibility: Malden Mills

    This is a 7 page paper that provides an overview of corporate social responsibility. The case study of Malden Mills and Aaron Feuerstein is used as an instructive example. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Workplace Dilemmas and Ethics

    This 4 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. Valerie faces a dilemma at work, she has found out her boss is accepting kickbacks and is behaving unethically The paper looks at the different dilemmas that are present identify the different stresses, consider the bosses approach and the influence of corporate culture. The bibliography cites 3 sources. TEvaldil.rtf

  • Workplace Sexual Harassment Court Decision Process

    A 6 page paper which examines the real-life Meritor v. Vinson sexual harassment case to cast a hypothetical deciding Supreme Court vote to determine who should win; whether harassment can occur if sex was consensual; the responsibility of employers and whether or not they should be liable for episodes for which they have not been notified; discusses if Ms. Vinson was using sex to get ahead, should her supervisor be convicted or be considered the victim; and evaluates the ethical issues from absolutist, relativist, utilitarian and rationalist viewpoints, then concludes with decision and recommended ethical perspective. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Workplace Policies on Sexual Harassment

    A 12 page paper which examines corporate sexual harassment court cases and considers workplace policy implications. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Men and Workplace Sexual Harassment

    This is a 4 page paper which discusses the issue of the sexual harassment of men in the workplace. The bibliography has 4 sources.

  • Sexual Harassment - The Real Cost to Businesses

    This is a 10 page paper that provides an overview of sexual harassment. Costs to business in the form of litigation and loss of reputation are explored. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Email Monitoring in the Workplace

    This 8 page paper examines the trouble that companies can get into through their employees' abuse of e-mail privileges. Various issues are covered including sexual harassment and the relaying of secrets. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Business Ethics Violations

    This 5 page paper explores a few examples of violations in respect to insider trading, corporate espionage and sexual harassment. Recommendations for preventing ethics violations are made. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Joseph Badaracco Jr.'s Leading Quietly

    This 6 page paper discusses the book, Leading Quietly, by Joseph Badaracco, Jr. Emphasis is on the Olsen sexual harassment case and its resoltuion. A philosophical discussion includes several alternative solutions and a debate on the one chosen by Olsen. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Overview of Ford Motor Company

    An 8 page paper. The first part of this paper offers a general overview of Ford Motor Company, including its global position and revenues, profits and number of vehicles sold in 2000. The rest of the paper focuses on employee issues and most specifically, on the sexual harassment and discrimination cases brought against the company. The settlement with EEOC is described as is subsequent charges against managers and the company. Recommendations are made regarding these issues. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Doctor - Patient Confidentiality

    A 5 page overview of provider-patient confidentiality. This paper reviews a specific case of confidentiality being breached and the court ruling in the subsequent lawsuit. The importance of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 is emphasized. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Global Communication's Developmental History

    (5 pp) The history of international communication is as varied as the development of the nations themselves. The speed of development of all communications is linked to the economic progress of that nation. Where once the stories or the information seemed related to the community, then the state, and the nation, now, that same information can be transmitted with electronic speed to almost any where in the world. Yet are we all getting the same news? This discussion will examine the possibility and subsequent history that will put a different slant on the "spin" of international communications. Bibliography lists 3 sources)

  • Ethics and Human Resource Management

    6 pages in length. Because society is fundamentally based upon performance and profit, it is not unusual to find that it is necessary to impart a sense of corporate social responsibility with regard to contemporary commerce. The ethical approaches of purpose, principle and consequence are integral components of business social performance; itemizing these contributions finds one incorporating the interests of ethics and morality within the corporate structure, essential concepts that are often absent from a Human Resources standpoint. It is important for the student to realize that the very issues of corporate social responsibility should rightly exist within every company's infrastructure; however, one can readily realize that social integrity is not something that is often at the forefront of modern day Human Resource Management. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Behavior Management and Ethics

    5 pages. Controlling another's behavior through behavior management will naturally bring up some ethical issues as to when such management is appropriate and in what settings. Managing the behavior of others requires moral and ethical skills as well as management skills. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Research on Ethics and Management

    A 5 page research paper that, first of all, summarizes the lessons to be learned from a research study conducted by Dane K. Peterson (2002). This paper also relates the information from Peterson's study to theory. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Early Management Theoretical Pioneers

    A 15 page paper comprised of two major topics: management theory and ethical corporate culture. The longer section explains and discusses the contributions of five specific early management theorists: Robert Owen who worked to reform factories and schooling in the early 1800s based on treating the employee fairly; Henry R. Towne, who is recently being given credit to his contributions to scientific management theory prior to Taylor's work and who established the first professional organization for engineers; Sun Tzu whose principles outlined in The Art of War have been correlated with management and organizational theory; Henry L. Gantt who made four major contributions including the Gantt Chart; and Hugo Munsterberg, who is called the father of industrial psychology. The second section discusses the importance of developing an ethical corporate culture. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Management and Ethics

    A 6 page paper discussing the ethics involved in the Ford-Firestone tire fiasco. The Ford – Firestone fiasco began in earnest during the summer of 2000, the point at which neither company could continue to ignore the mounting problems with the combination of the Ford Explorer and Firestone tires. Neither company gave inordinate attention to the problems until forced to by consumer pressure aided by one particular lawsuit. The purpose here is to examine the ethical issues involved, particularly as they apply to Firestone. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Enron's Conflict Management

    A 5 page paper discussing Enron’s approach to conflict management during its collapse fiasco. Regardless of what is found later to be at the root of all the problems that the company faces now, even the most superficial glance at the company illustrates that it does not operate under effective principles of conflict management. At the very time that the company most needs to operate as a cohesive unit, individuals at all levels are pointing fingers in all sorts of directions. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Mismanagement of Enron

    This 4 page paper discusses the specific roles that Lay and Skilling had and how they were abused. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations and Risk Assessment

    A paper which looks in detail at the Risk assessment and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, with particular reference to the concepts of "sufficient" and "suitable" as used in the Regulations, and the way that these have been interpreted in recent case law. Bibliography lists 25 sources

  • Human Resources Management Issues at Wal-Mart

    This 11-page paper tackles human resource issues plaguing giant retailer Wal-Mart. Topics include issues of gender equality and illegal immigration. Bibliography lists 3 sources.


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