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  • 1. www.monash.edu.au MGX5020: Business ethics in a global environment Week 5: Reasoning about justice: Markets and Workplaces
  • 2. www.monash.edu.au 2 Your Tutor (me) Nathan Eva – nathan.eva@monash.edu – 9903 4065 – Building N Level 5 Room 14 – www.slideshare.net/nathaneva
  • 3. www.monash.edu.au 3 Week 5 Lecture • Justice – Distributive Justice – Economic Justice • Libertarianism (Nozick) • Socialism • Rawlsian Justice
  • 4. www.monash.edu.au 4 Assignment 1 • Guided Reading Activities • Weeks 2-11 • Worth 20% • Need to submit at least 8 of 10 • Handed in to Cristina • Put your name, my name, your student number and class time on the front • Info on Moodle
  • 5. www.monash.edu.au 5 Assignment 2 • Group Assignment (groups of 4) • Research Paper with subheadings • Week 8 Monday September 16 4pm • 3,000 words • Worth 30% • You are required to explore the ethical and business dimensions of a chosen issue falling under one of the topics in the assignment guide.
  • 6. www.monash.edu.au 6 Week 6 Lecture • Aspects of leadership – Leader’s personality – Followers – Situation – Processes (and skills) – Outcomes • Amoral leadership theories • Values-based leadership theories • Ethical leadership theories – Gardner (1990) – Burns (2003) • Virtue Ethics
  • 7. www.monash.edu.au 7 Stanford Prison Experiment http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZwfNs1pqG0 1. What does this experiment indicate about human behaviour? Can you think of any parallels in any of the cases/theories we have looked at? 2. Can you think of professions where the professional role may introduce moral risk in the way demonstrated by the experiment? 3. What sort of processes might offer a safeguard against this kind of risk?
  • 8. www.monash.edu.au 8 In Groups • What is the influence of roles and obligations on ethical behaviour in organisations? – i.e. does a certain position in a certain industry change the way in which you act ethically? • What are solutions to safeguard against these problems?
  • 9. www.monash.edu.au 9 In Groups • Using the Wicks et al. model as a base design: – Organisational processes and policies – Leadership training and development for an organisation
  • 10. www.monash.edu.au 10 In Groups (3 groups this time) • One group amoral • One group values-based • One group ethical • What are the strengths and weaknesses of each perspective? – Think about our discussion on role-pressure vs ethical behaviour.
  • 11. www.monash.edu.au 11 Assignment 2 Spend some time now: Preparing a brief research plan for their project: • Topic you will do • Who will do what part and by when • Timeline of completion