Ferrell7e Student Ch03

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Ferrell7e Student Ch03

  1. 1. Business Ethics: Ethical Decision Making and Cases, Seventh Edition <ul><li>O.C. Ferrell </li></ul><ul><ul><li>University of New Mexico </li></ul></ul><ul><li>John Fraedrich </li></ul><ul><ul><li>University of Wyoming </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Linda Ferrell </li></ul><ul><ul><li>University of New Mexico </li></ul></ul>Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company 3- For in-class note taking, choose Handouts or Notes Pages from the print options, with three slides per page.
  2. 2. Chapter 3 Emerging Business Ethics Issues Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company 3-
  3. 3. Recognizing an Ethical Issue <ul><li>Recognizing an ethical issue is difficult. </li></ul><ul><li>Is business a game? </li></ul><ul><li>Is business a war? </li></ul><ul><li>What do you see as some causes of unethical behavior? </li></ul>Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company 3-
  4. 4. Causes of Unethical Behavior <ul><li>Meeting overly aggressive objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Meeting schedule pressures </li></ul><ul><li>Helping the organization survive </li></ul><ul><li>Saving jobs </li></ul>Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company 3-
  5. 5. Honesty and Fairness <ul><li>Honesty relates to truthfulness, integrity and trustworthiness. </li></ul><ul><li>Fairness relates to being just, equitable, and impartial. </li></ul>Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company 3-
  6. 6. Abusive and Intimidating Behavior <ul><li>Bullying in the workplace </li></ul><ul><li>Bullying between companies </li></ul>Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company 3-
  7. 7. Lying <ul><li>Lying by commission </li></ul><ul><li>Lying by omission </li></ul><ul><li>Noise </li></ul>Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company 3-
  8. 8. Conflict of Interest <ul><li>The individual must be able to separate personal interests from business dealings. </li></ul><ul><li>Bribery is a significant concern. </li></ul>Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company 3-
  9. 9. Bribery <ul><li>What constitutes bribery? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Active bribery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Passive bribery </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Are some bribes acceptable? </li></ul>Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company 3-
  10. 10. Information Technology and Corporate Intelligence <ul><li>Monitoring of employees </li></ul><ul><li>Consumer privacy </li></ul><ul><li>Hacking </li></ul><ul><li>Shoulder surfing </li></ul>Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company 3-
  11. 11. Discrimination <ul><li>Discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, and sexual orientation is illegal in the U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>Affirmative action programs recruit, hire, train, and promote qualified individuals from groups that have traditionally been discriminated against. </li></ul>Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company 3-
  12. 12. Sexual Harassment <ul><li>Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 </li></ul><ul><li>What constitutes sexual harassment? </li></ul><ul><li>Hostile work environment </li></ul>Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company 3-
  13. 13. Fraud <ul><li>Any purposeful communication that deceives, manipulates, or conceals facts in order to create a false impression </li></ul><ul><li>Accounting fraud </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing fraud </li></ul><ul><li>Consumer fraud </li></ul>Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company 3-
  14. 14. Insider trading 1-illiagal trading 2- legal trading Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company 3-
  15. 15. Intellectual property rights Legal protection for intellectual properties. Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company 3-
  16. 16. Privacy issues <ul><li>1-consumer awareness. </li></ul><ul><li>2-lack of consumer control. </li></ul>Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company 3-
  17. 17. The challenge of determining an ethical issue in business. Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company 3-

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