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week 1

“The A7D Affair” Please respond to the following:

Read .strayer.edu/bbcswebdav/institution/BUS/309/1152/BUS309_Case_Study_1.3.pdf”>Case 1.3: The A7D Affair, located here or on page 37 in your textbook. In the case study, Vandivier found his professional code of conduct, moral standards, and legal standards came into conflict with one another. Determine whether you believe Vandivier did the right thing or not, and either challenge or support his decision to write the qualification report. Propose one (1) alternative course of action Vandivier could have taken.

week 2
“Hacking Into Harvard” Please respond to the following:

Read .strayer.edu/bbcswebdav/institution/BUS/309/1152/BUS309_Case_Study_2.1.pdf”>Case 2.1: Hacking into Harvard, located here or on page 71 in your textbook. As applicants began to defend themselves against the penalties handed out by the business schools, they appealed to both consequentialist and nonconsequentialist criteria to support their actions. Some responded by pointing out that their intentions were never malicious, while others argued they did not think checking their application statuses would cause any real harm. Review the case study and analyze the actions of the students from a Kantian perspective. Consider whether the actions taken by the hackers were permissible according the standard of universal acceptability.

week 3
“Battling Over Bottled Water” Please respond to the following:

Read .strayer.edu/bbcswebdav/institution/BUS/309/1152/BUS309_Case_Study_3.2.pdf”>Case 3.2: Battling Over Bottled Water, located here or on page 109 in your textbook. Nestlé holds a 99-year lease for the land that the Sanctuary Spring sits on. While lease-holders are generally understood to be able to make full use of their land, when public resources are involved, they are limited to “reasonable uses.” Review the case study and formulate an argument either supporting or challenging this distinction. Support your reasoning by addressing key ways in which benefits and burdens are being distributed between Nestlé and the community in this case.

week 4

“One Nation under Walmart” Please respond to the following:

Read .strayer.edu/bbcswebdav/institution/BUS/309/1148edit/BUS309_Case_Study_4.3.pdf”>Case 4.3: One Nation under Walmart, located here or on page 144 in your textbook. Next, choose two (2) of the five (5) discussion questions located at the end of the case. Formulate your response and post to the Week 4 discussion. Respond to a peer who answered at least one (1) different question than you did.

week 5
week 5
“Hot Coffee at McDonald’s” Please respond to the following:

Read Case 6.2: Hot Coffee at McDonald’s, located .strayer.edu/bbcswebdav/institution/BUS/309/1148edit/BUS309_Case_Study_6.2.pdf”>here or on page 231 in your textbook. Next, watch the video titled, “Woman Burned by McDonald’s Hot Coffee, Then the News Media | Retro Report | The New York Times” (12 min 17 s), located below..youtube.com/watch?v=pCkL9UlmCOE” title=”Woman burned by mcdonald’s hot coffee, then the news media | retro report | the new york times”>.ytimg.com/vi/pCkL9UlmCOE/1.jpg” alt=””>Watch VideoWoman Burned by McDonald’s Hot Coffee, Then the News Media | Retro Report | The New York Times
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After reviewing the video and case study, choose two (2) of the five (5) discussion questions located at the end of the case. Formulate your response and post to the Week 5 discussion. Respond to a peer who answered at least one (1) different question than you did.

week 6

week 6

“Poverty and Pollution” Please respond to the following”

Read .strayer.edu/bbcswebdav/institution/BUS/309/1148edit/BUS309_Case_Study_7.2.pdf”>Case 7.2: Poverty and Pollution, located here or on page 267 in your textbook. Next, predict the effects of pollution permits on poor, less-developed areas like Brazil’s “valley of death.” Assess the effectiveness of incentive programs on manufacturers in less-developed areas. Based on your assessment, provide an argument in support of either pollution permits or incentive programs.

week 7

Week 7 Discussion.strayer.edu/webapps/discussionboard/do/message?action=list_messages&forum_id=_2009290_1&nav=discussion_board&conf_id=_136006_1&course_id=_149847_1&message_id=_44456160_1#”>C
“Speaking Out about Malt” Please respond to the following:

Read .strayer.edu/bbcswebdav/institution/BUS/309/1152/BUS309_Case_Study_8.3.pdf”>Case 8.3: Speaking Out about Malt, located here or on page 311 in your textbook. Determine whether Mary acted irresponsibly or disloyally in your opinion. Describe the actions that you think Mary should take next. Explain what you would do if you were in Mary’s position.

week 8
“She Snoops to Conquer” Please respond to the following:

Read .strayer.edu/bbcswebdav/institution/BUS/309/1152/BUS309_Case_Study_9.3.pdf”>Case 9.3: She Snoops to Conquer, located here or on page 346 in your textbook then respond to the following questions. Do employees have a right not to be spied on? If you were the owner of the store, how would you view Jean’s actions? How should the information that the security team gathered be handled?

week 9

“Ebola at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital” Please respond to the following:

Watch the video titled “Full interview: Matt Lauer and Dallas nurse Briana Aguirre” (17 min 25 s), located .today.com/video/today/56243958#56243958″>here. Next, respond to the following questions. Texas Presbyterian nurse Briana Aguirre who treated Ebola stricken colleagues announced publicly that her protective outfit had rips, as well as gaps in it – exposing body parts to the potentially deadly Ebola virus. She claimed that hospital administration ignored her concerns when she brought it to their attention, and she was given no Ebola training. Briana Aguirre has received praise from colleagues and the media for going public with this information, as well as harsh criticism for being a “whistleblower” from other colleagues and the media. In your opinion, did Briana Aguirre act ethically or unethically in going public with this information? Should she be fired from the Texas Presbyterian hospital? Support or challenge Briana Aguirre’s decision to go public with this information.

week 10

“Consenting to Sexual Harassment” Please respond to the following:

Read .strayer.edu/bbcswebdav/institution/BUS/309/1148edit/BUS309_Case_Study_11.4.pdf”>Case 11.4: Consenting to Sexual Harassment, located here or on page 420 in your textbook then respond to the following questions. According to her own testimony, Vinson acquiesced to Taylor’s sexual demands. In this sense her behavior was “voluntary.” Does the voluntariness of her behavior mean she had “consented” to Taylor’s advances? Does it mean they were “welcome”? Do you agree that Vinson’s acquiescence shows there was no sexual harassment? Defend your position

week 11

“Criminal Background Checks” Please respond to the following:

Read the article titled, “Why Aren’t Business Ethics Classes Making Businesses More Ethical?”, located .biola.edu/blog/2013/feb/13/why-ethics-classes-rae/”>here. Next, respond to the following questions. The Wall Street Journal recently announced that ethics courses are useless because ethics cannot be taught. Although few people would turn to the Wall Street Journal as a learned expert on the teaching of ethics, the issue raised by the newspaper is a serious one: Can ethics be taught? Do business ethics classes have value in the workplace? Defend your position.

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quizes

quiz 1

Question 1

Which of the following statements is true?

a) Ethical relativists believe morality is grounded in religion.

b) Moral guidelines provided by religions are often general and ambiguous.

c) Moral relativists believe moral standards are absolute.

d) Immoral actions are always illegal.

Question 2

Which of the following is tr

a) Sound arguments always have true conclusions.

b) Sound arguments are always invalid.

c) Sound arguments sometimes contain false premises.

d) Sound arguments have counterexamples.

Question 3

Which of the following is an accurate statement?

a) There is a complete list of adequacy criteria for moral judgments that philosophers all agree on.

b) Professional codes are the rules that are supposed to govern the conduct of members of a given profession.

c) Professional codes of ethics provide a complete and reliable guide to one’s moral obligations.

d) People who are exclusively concerned with their own interests tend to have happier and more satisfying lives than those whose desires extend beyond themselves.

Question 4

Which of the following best defines diffusion of responsibility?

a) What happens when the pressure to maintain harmony and avoid conflict within a group inhibits or hampers the abilities of those in the group to realistically appraise situations and make coherent, moral decisions.

b) What happens when responsibility is spread across a large group and individuals do not feel personally responsible for the consequences of their actions.

c) What happens when corporations encourage employees to behave with integrity.

d) none of the above

Question 5

Consider the following argument:

All dogs are canines.

Fido is a dog.

Therefore, Fido is a canine

Which of the following is true of this argument?

a) This argument is invalid.

b) This argument is sound.

c) This argument is moral.

d) This is not an argument.

Question 6

Which of the following best defines ethical relativism?

a) Right and wrong are determined by what God decrees.

b) There are no right or wrong actions.

c) Morality is not absolute, but varies from culture to culture.

d) What is moral is determined by religious leaders.

Question 7

Self-interested actions are best defined as ones that:

a) Benefit others.

b) Satisfy one’s own desires.

c) Are immoral.

d) Are legal.

Question 8

Which of the following can pressure otherwise moral people to behave immorally at work?

a) Corporate goals that encourage employees to cut corners

b) The profit motive

c) Loyalty to the company

d) All of the above

Question 9

Our relationship with the law and morality is best described by which of the following?

a) To a significant extent, law codifies a society’s customs, norms, and moral values.

b) The law is a completely adequate guide to the moral standards that we should follow.

c) The law makes all immoral conduct illegal.

d) Violating the law is always immoral.

Question 10

Which of the following characteristics distinguishes moral standards from other sorts of standards?

a) Moral standards are purely optional.

b) Moral standards take priority over other standards, including self­-interest.

c) Moral standards cannot be justified by reasons.

d) Moral standards must be set or validated by some authoritative body.

Question 11

The divine command theory implies that:

a) God commands us to do whatever our reason tells us is right.

b) God forbids stealing because stealing is wrong.

c) God leaves right and wrong up to us.

d) Stealing is wrong only because God commands us not to steal.

Question 12

Which of the following is true?

a) All ethicists agree that people should do what is in their own self-interest.

b) All ethicists agree that the right moral thing to do depends on what a person intends when he or she acts.

c) All ethicists agree that the right moral thing to do depends entirely on the outcome of an action.

d) None of the above

Question 13

Which of the following is not true of valid arguments?

a) Valid arguments always contain true premises.

b) Valid arguments contain at least one premise.

c) Valid arguments contain a conclusion.

d) The conclusion in a valid argument follows from its premises.

Question 14

Which of the following make the effects of diffusion of responsibility more likely to occur?

a) When individuals feel the group’s achievements do not reflect on them personally.

b) When individuals in a hierarchy feel they are simply following orders.

c) When individuals feel they aren’t able to make autonomous decisions at work.

d) All of the above

Question 15

Which of the following best describes the paradox of hedonism?

a) People who act only in their own interests are typically the happiest people.

b) It actually isn’t in anyone’s best interest to act only in ways that are self-interested, because people who only care about their own happiness will generally be less happy than those who care about others.

c) When someone cares about the happiness of others, then no one cares about what will make that person happy.

d) Being happy involves ignoring the wants and needs of others.

quiz 3

Question 1

2 out of 2 points

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Greater potential savings would result from a (n):

Question 2

2 out of 2 points

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The most important savings surplus unit in the economy is:

Question 3

2 out of 2 points

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Which of the following is an example of indirect financing?

Question 4

0 out of 2 points

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Which of the following instruments generates the largest amount of funds annually in the credit markets?

Question 5

2 out of 2 points

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A business loan to Joe’s Hardware Store by a bank represents which of the following?

Question 6

0 out of 2 points

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A business deposit in a commercial bank represents:

Question 7

2 out of 2 points

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Which one the following four basic economic units consistently represents a savings surplus unit?

Question 8

2 out of 2 points

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A saver who chooses securities as a savings medium and desires maximum safety of principal buys:

Question 9

2 out of 2 points

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Which of the following categories is not considered to be one of the four basic economic units in the U.S. financial system?

Question 10

0 out of 2 points

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What type of investment occurs when claims to wealth in the form of real assets are created or acquired?

Question 11

2 out of 2 points

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When referring to an “upward sloping” yield curve, interest rates:

Question 12

2 out of 2 points

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______________ is the tendency of prices, aided by union-corporation contracts, to rise during economic expansions and resist declines during recessions.

Question 13

0 out of 2 points

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When referring to a “downward sloping” yield curve:

Question 14

2 out of 2 points

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The basic sources of loanable funds are:

Question 15

2 out of 2 points

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The yield curve or the term structure of interest rates is typically downward sloping when:

Question 16

2 out of 2 points

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If the money supply and total demand increase faster than output, prices will:

Question 17

2 out of 2 points

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The loanable funds theory used to explain the level of interest rates holds that interest rates are a function of the supply of:

Question 18

2 out of 2 points

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______________ occurs during economic expansions when demand for goods and services is greater than supply.

Question 19

2 out of 2 points

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The basic motives for holding money rather than investments are the:

Question 20

2 out of 2 points

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A basic source of loanable funds is:

quiz 4

Question 1

2 out of 2 points

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A famous athlete is awarded a $9 million contract that stipulates equal payments to be made monthly over a period of five years. To determine what such a contract is worth today, you would need to use:

Question 2

2 out of 2 points

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The basic future and present value equations contain four variables. Which one of the following is not included?

Question 3

2 out of 2 points

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A loan that is repaid in equal payments over a specified time period is referred to as a (n):

Question 4

2 out of 2 points

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The present value of a $20,000 perpetuity at a 7 percent discount rate is

Question 5

2 out of 2 points

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When the amount earned on a deposit has become part of the principal at the end of a specified time period the concept is called

Question 6

0 out of 2 points

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If the interest rate is zero, the future value interest factor equals ________.

Question 7

2 out of 2 points

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If the stated or nominal interest rate is 10 percent and the inflation rate is 5 percent, the differential compounding rate would be ________ percent

Question 8

2 out of 2 points

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For positive interest rates, the future value interest factor is

Question 9

2 out of 2 points

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When compounding more than once a year, the true opportunity costs measure of the interest rate is indicated by the:

Question 10

2 out of 2 points

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A series of equal payments or receipts that occur at the beginning of each of a number of time periods is referred to as:

quiz 7

Question 1

A test is reliable if:

a) It successfully measures what it is supposed to.

b) A candidate would get similar results if he or she took the test multiple times.

c) It results in discrimination against people who belong to certain demographic groups.

d) It provides no information about the personality of the test taker.

Question 2

When disciplining or discharging an employee with just cause, the burden of proof is on the:

a) Employee

b) Employer

c) Employee handbook

d) There is no burden of proof when an employee is disciplined or discharged with just cause.

Question 3

When screening job applicants, businesses often take which of the following into consideration?

a) Work experience

b) Educational background

c) Personality traits

d) All of the above

Question 4

A test is valid if:

Wrong Answera) It successfully measures what it is supposed to.

b) A candidate would get similar results if he or she took the test multiple times.

c) It results in discrimination against people who belong to certain demographic groups.

d) It provides no information about the personality of the test taker.

Question 5

Fair personnel policies and decisions must be based on criteria that are clear, job related, and:

a) partial toward friends.

b) equally applied.

c) ignore personality.

d) minimize nepotism.

Question 6

Which of the following best defines inbreeding?

a) Privileging or promoting employees based on how long they’ve been on a job or with a company.

b) The practice of promoting exclusively from within the firm.

c) The practice of showing favoritism to relatives and close friends.

d) None of the above

Question 7

The federal government requires that business pay employees:

a) Minimum wage

b) A living wage

c) For sick days

d) There are no federal requirements for wages.

Question 8

Businesses should not discriminate against job applications because of:

Wrong Answera) Employment gaps

b) Work experience

c) Educational background

d) Bona fide occupational qualifications

Question 9

Which of the following is an argument someone might make to highlight the problems that can arise when employees are promoted on the basis of inbreeding?

a) Inbreeding encourages employees to work as hard as possible.

b) Inbreeding can cause managers to ignore more qualified applicants who work outside the firm.

c) Inbreeding encourages employees to behave loyally to the firm.

d) None of the above

Question 10

Employees working under an employment-at-will contract are:

a) Not entitled to any due process protection under the law.

b) Entitled to due process protection under the law.

c) Legally protected from ungrounded termination.

d) None of the above

Question 11

Which of the following statements is false of bona fide occupational qualifications?

a) There are some gendered bona fide occupational qualifications.

Wrong Answerb) There are some racial bona fide occupational qualifications.

c) There are bona fide occupational qualifications for cases of authenticity.

d) There are bona fide occupational qualifications for cases of modesty.

Question 12

Unions employ two kinds of boycotts to enforce their demands. These two kinds of boycotts are:

a) positive and negative.

b) corporate and private.

c) active and passive.

d) primary and secondary.

Question 13

Which of the following best defines due process?

a) States that employees have the right to leave a company at any time and for any reason.

b) Requires that organizations use fair procedures to discipline or discharge employees.

c) Requires that reasons for discipline or discharge deal directly with job performance.

d) States that employers have a right to terminate an employee’s position at any time and for any reason.

Question 14

In the last 20 years, union membership has been:

a) Stagnant

b) Increasing

c) Declining

d) Unmeasured

Question 15

Which of the following can call into question the fairness of promotions?

a) Seniority

b) Inbreeding

c) Nepotism

d) All of the above

quiz 10

Question 1

Evidence suggests that when people choose to ignore sexual harassment:

a) It usually continues or gets worse.

b) It usually goes away on its own.

c) It leads to the demise of the company as a whole.

d) It increases employee morale.

Question 2

Which of the following best defines job discrimination?

a) Procedures and policies that lead to adverse decisions regarding an employee or a job applicant based on his or her membership in a certain group.

b) Quotas should be instituted to ensure the proportional representation of women and minorities.

c) Programs should be instituted to increase the representation of minorities and women in workplaces where they are underrepresented.

d) Men and women should be paid equally for work that requires comparable skills and responsibilities.

Question 3

Which of the following Supreme Court cases determined that it is illegal to discriminate based on disability status?

a) Johnson v. Transportation Agency

b) Novartis Case

c) Americans With Disabilities Act

d) Civil Rights Act

Question 4

Which of the following best defines quid-pro-quo harassment?

a) Harassment that occurs when a supervisor makes an employee’s employment opportunities conditional on the employee’s entering into a sexual relationship with, or granting sexual favors to, the supervisor.

b) Harassment that occurs when behaviors, words, or visual images of a sexual nature that are distressing to workers (almost always, but not exclusively, women) and that interfere with their ability to perform on the job, even when they are not attempts to pressure workers for sexual favors.

c) Discrimination by a superior when that superior is engaged in sexual relations not with those discriminated against, but with one or more other employees.

d) None of the above

Question 5

Which of the following best defines comparable worth?

a) Procedures and policies can lead to adverse decisions regarding an employee or a job applicant based on his or her membership in a certain group.

b) Quotas should be instituted to ensure the proportional representation of women and minorities.

c) Programs should be instituted to increase the representation of minorities and women in workplaces where they are underrepresented.

d) Men and women should be paid equally for work that requires comparable skills and responsibilities.

Question 6

Which of the following statements is true?

a) Companies can be held legally liable for harassing behavior by their employees only if they are aware of it.

b) Companies can be held legally liable for harassing behavior by their employees even if they are not aware of it.

c) Companies can never be held legally liable for harassing behavior by their employees.

d) None of the above

Question 7

Job discrimination can occur on:

a) A personal level

b) An institutional level

c) None of the above

d) Both A and B

Question 8

Which of the following is true?

a) Institutional discrimination can occur even when institutional policies seem to be neutral.

b) It is unclear how pervasive the problem of job discrimination is in the United States.

c) It is unclear how pervasive the problem of job discrimination is in the United States.

d) All of the above

Question 9

What quality is more important in predicting who gets fired than job-performance ratings or even prior disciplinary history?

a) Race

b) Sexual orientation

c) Age

d) Gender

Question 10

An office where lewd comments, jokes, and images make some individuals feel uncomfortable and unable to do their work has a problem with:

a) Quid-pro-quo harassment

b) Sexual favoritism

c) Hostile-work-environment harassment

d) None of the above

Question 11

Which of the following is an argument for affirmative action programs?

a) Affirmative action is necessary to break the cycle that keeps minorities and women locked into low-paying, low-prestige jobs.

b) Nondiscrimination will achieve our social goals; stronger affirmative action is unnecessary.

c) Affirmative action itself violates the principle of equality.

d) Affirmative action injures white men and infringes their rights.

Question 12

Which of the following Supreme Court cases determined that it is illegal to discriminate based on race, color, sex, religion, or national origin?

a) Johnson v. Transportation Agency

b) Novartis Case

c) Americans With Disabilities Act

d) Civil Rights Act

Question 13

Which of the following is true of affirmative action programs?

a) Affirmative action programs make use of quotas to make sure women and minorities are represented in the workplace.

b) Affirmative action programs presume that race or gender-conscious measures are necessary to overcome discriminatory practices.

c) Affirmative action programs face no major criticisms.

d) None of the above

Question 14

Which of the following is an example of a so-called “pink-collar” job?

a) CEO

b) Secretary

c) Police officer

d) Athlete

Question 15

Which of the following Supreme Court cases determined that gender may be used as a positive factor when making promotions among qualified candidates for jobs in which women are underrepresented?

a) Johnson v. Transportation Agency

b) Novartis Case

c) Americans With Disabilities Act

d) Civil Rights Act

quiz 11

here is no minimum passing score for this assessment.

Question 1

A firm that has become a “neighbor of choice” builds and sustains ________ within the community.

• a) Commitment

• b) Trust

• c) Educational opportunities

• d) Political clout

Question 2

According to utilitarianism:

• a) An action is morally right if it results in the greatest amount of good for the greatest amount of people affected by the action.

• b) An action is morally right if it results in the greatest amount of good possible in the given situation.

• c) If you behave morally, you are serving the community.

• d) An action is morally right if it results in the least amount of negativity possible.

Question 3

Morality is best defined as:

• a) What is considered as correct within a society.

• b) Making the right decision’s where there is a chance to do wrong.

• c) Defining what is right and wrong for an individual or a community.

• d) Where individuals have a conscious choice to make a right and ethical decision.

Question 4

Most companies begin the process of establishing organizational ethics programs by developing:

• a) Ethics training programs

• b) Codes of conduct

• c) Ethics enforcement mechanisms

• d) Hidden agendas

Question 5

Stakeholders are considered more important to an organization when:

• a) They can make use of their power on the organization.

• b) They do not emphasize the urgency of their issues.

• c) Their issues are not legitimate.

• d) They can express themselves articulately.

Question 6

The ability to interpret and adapt successfully to different national, organizational, and professional cultures is called:

• a) National competitiveness

• b) Global development

• c) Cultural intelligence

• d) Stakeholder sensitivity

Question 7

The absolutist/cognitive perspective divides into:

• a) Ethical relativism/Non-relativism

• b) Cognitivism/Non-cognitivism

• c) Consequentialists/Non-consequentialists

• d) External/Internal

Question 8

The area where ethics and law overlap is called:

• a) Yellow area

• b) White area

• c) Black area

• d) Grey area

Question 9

The community relations function should develop community mission statements, assess opportunities, and identify priorities for the types of contributions a business will make by:

• a) Consistently privileging one stakeholder group.

• b) Considering only internal constituents.

• c) Remaining independent of all stakeholder groups.

• d) Cooperating with various internal and external constituents.

Question 10

The first step in the auditing process should be to secure the commitment of:

• a) employees

• b) top executives and directors

quiz 5

Question 1

Which of the following do corporations NOT fall under?

a) For-profit

b) Nonprofit

c) Privately owned

d) Publicly owned

e) Corporations can fall under all of the above.

Question 2

Which of the following statements is a criticism of capitalism?

a) Competition in the market can result in poor product quality.

b) Capitalism incentivizes the wealthy to outsource labor and exploit the poor.

c) Capitalism, because it is governed by merit, provides opportunities for social mobility.

d) All of the above

Question 3

Which of the following economic systems supports the natural right to own and oversee property?

a) Socialism

b) Utilitarianism

c) Libertarianism

d) Capitalism

Question 4

Which of the following is an accurate statement about socialism?

a) It encourages private ownership and rewards individuals based on merit and success.

b) It is built on the idea of free market and property rights.

c) It ignores the value of personal effort.

d) It is characterized by public ownership of property and a planned economy.

Question 5

A ________ corporation consists of investors who own all of the outstanding shares, whereas a ________ corporation has stock which may be traded among the general public.

a) For-profit; nonprofit

b) Capitalist; socialist

c) Public; private

d) Private; public

Question 6

Manufacturing was once at the center of the American economy. Roughly, what is the current percentage of the American workforce employed in manufacturing?

a) 40 percent

b) 25 percent

c) 10 percent

d) 5 percent

Question 7

A company that is vertically integrated:

a) Exists in a high rise building

b) Adopts different practices for each aspect of the business

c) Makes nearly all the crucial parts of what it sells

d) All of the above

Question 8

A publicly held company:

a) Is owned by less than three investors.

b) Allows its s

Question 18

Which philosopher asserted that humans are entitled to the results of their labor?

a) John Rawls

b) John Locke

c) John Stuart Mill

d) Robert Nozick

Question 19

Which of the following is an accurate statement about capitalism?

a) It is built on the idea of free market and property rights.

b) It encourages government ownership and rewards individuals based on personal effort.

c) It is built on the idea of social ownership and cooperative enterprises.

d) It discourages private ownership.

Question 20

Which of the following occurs in a free market when suppliers begin to overproduce a given product?

a) Consumer demand will decrease.

b) Prices for that given product will remain the same.

c) Consumer demand will remain the same.

d) That given product will lose appeal.

Question 21

According to the narrow view of corporate responsibility, businesses have an obligation to:

a) Maximize profits

b) Help out the poorest members of the community

c) Hire a certain number of employees each year

d) All of the above

Question 22

A company with minimum work quotas may create:

a) A high pressure environment for employees

b) A low pressure environment for employees

c) Unreliable, low-quality products

d) A competitive buyer’s market, but a fair seller’s market

Question 23

The idea of institutionalizing ethics within corporations suggests that businesses:

a) Penalize employees who evaluate the morality of corporate decisions.

b) End their defensiveness in the face of public discussion and criticism.

c) Commit to ethical behavior only internally, not externally.

d) Avoid conducting ethical audits of their organizations policies and practices.

Question 24

Which of the following events in the history of capitalism occurred FIRST?

a) Hans Fugger begins to collect and sell products made by other weavers.

b) Business exchanges are organized by guilds, associations of individuals involved in the same trade.

c) The Great Depression ushers in state welfare capitalism.

d) Industrial capitalism emerges.

Question 25

Which of the following statements does NOT attempt to provide a moral justification of capitalism?

a) People have a natural right to own and oversee their own property.

b) The healthiest and most robust markets are created when people are allowed to pursue and satisfy their own interests.

c) Competition in the market is not always desirable.

d) Individuals should be left alone to accumulate capital by their own labor and not by government distribution or apportionment.

Question 26

Which of the following statements about work ethic is NOT true?

a) Work ethic is the concept that work is valued for its own sake.

b) Work ethic is a value that all individuals innately possess.

c) Work ethic is rooted in the notion that hard work pays off in the end.

d) Work ethic is related to the principles of integrity and responsibility.

Question 27

A privately held company:

a) Is owned by less than three investors.

b) Allows its stocks to be traded among the general public.

c) Does not partner with other companies.

d) Has a small group of investors who own all the outstanding shares of the corporation.

Question 28

Critics of capitalism argue that:

a) Capitalism leads to wealth inequality.

b) Exploitation of the poor by the rich has occurred throughout history.

c) It is sensible to live in a system that provides opportunities for upward social mobility.

d) Monopolies hurt consumers.

Question 29

If a company has ___________, that means the members are financially accountable for the debts of the organization.

a) Government intervention

b) Public ownership

c) Limited liability

d) Moral agency

Question 30

Which of the following principles relates to the notion that the self-interest of individuals in a capitalist market would direct the market, essentially selecting the best products, prices, and suppliers?

a) Individual need

b) The invisible hand

c) Equal share

d) Market theory

quiz 9

Question 1

Which of the following statements is true?

a) Most employers would agree that an employee’s loyalty to their organization is a prima facie obligation.

b) When an employee experiences a conflict of interest, his or her motive is always financial.

c) Moral employees are required to be entirely loyal and completely submissive to their employers.

d) If the contents of a work contract are legal and if the employee really consents to them, then the employee is under an obligation to fulfill the terms of the agreement.

Question 2

Which of the following was an aspect of the studies conducted at the Hawthorne factory of Western Electric Company?

a) Altered roles for junior-level employees

b) Painting the walls and brightening lights

c) A treatment group and a control group

d) A change in managerial staff

Question 3

Which of the following best defines a kickback?

a) A monetary reward for good service that is standard practice in some industries.

b) A payment intended to influence someone to violate his or her official duties.

c) A small token of esteem with a value that is usually less than $25.

d) A percentage payment to a person able to influence or control a source of income.

Question 4

Which of the following statements is false?

a) A conflict of interest can occur when an employee’s personal interests lead them to make decisions that are harmful to their employer’s interests.

b) Moral employees are required to be entirely loyal and completely submissive to their employers.

c) An employee is legally obligated to behave loyally towards their employer and to carry out all lawful instructions.

d) If the contents of a work contract are legal and if the employee really consents to them, then the employee is under an obligation to fulfill the terms of the agreement.

Question 5

Which of the following best defines proprietary data?

a) The buying and selling of stocks or other financial securities on the basis of information that has not yet been made public and is likely to affect the price of the stock.

b) Any formula, pattern, device, or compilation of information which is used in one’s business and which gives someone an opportunity to obtain an advantage over competitors who do not know or use it.

c) Internally generated data that contains specific information regarding the company’s competitive edge.

d) None of the above

Question 6

Which of the following protects a product from being made by anyone without permission?

a) Insider trading

b) Proprietary data

c) A patent

d) A trade secret

Question 7

Allen gave Henry a ________ in order to pass the inspection with fewer penalty fines.

a) Gift

b) Bribe

c) Kickback

d) Tip

Question 8

Which of the following statements is true?

a) Employees owe no loyalty to their employer.

b) No employee is required to ignore immoral or unethical activity.

c) Pointing out immoral or unethical activity comes with no risk.

d) Employees are required to ignore immoral or unethical activity.

Question 9

An organic grocery store asks that, among other things, employees take an online course to learn more about healthy eating, nutrition, and exercise. Which of the following would this course be a part of?

a) A personality test

b) A wellness program

c) A drug test

d) A layoff

Question 10

In order to avoid causing conflict of interests, gifts should meet which of the following conditions?

a) They should not be of significant monetary value.

b) They should not be intended to influence the gift recipient or gain preferential treatment.

c) They should meet any conditions established by law.

d) All of the above

Question 11

Which of the following statements is true?

a) A gift given near the holiday season is more morally suspect.

b) Gift giving is more common in some industries than others.

c) The monetary value of a gift has no effect on whether the gift generates a conflict of interests.

d) None of the above

quiz 7

Question 1

A test is reliable if:

a) It successfully measures what it is supposed to.

b) A candidate would get similar results if he or she took the test multiple times.

c) It results in discrimination against people who belong to certain demographic groups.

d) It provides no information about the personality of the test taker.

Question 2

When disciplining or discharging an employee with just cause, the burden of proof is on the:

a) Employee

b) Employer

c) Employee handbook

d) There is no burden of proof when an employee is disciplined or discharged with just cause.

Question 3

When screening job applicants, businesses often take which of the following into consideration?

a) Work experience

b) Educational background

c) Personality traits

d) All of the above

Question 4

A test is valid if:

Wrong Answera) It successfully measures what it is supposed to.

b) A candidate would get similar results if he or she took the test multiple times.

c) It results in discrimination against people who belong to certain demographic groups.

d) It provides no information about the personality of the test taker.

Question 5

Fair personnel policies and decisions must be based on criteria that are clear, job related, and:

a) partial toward friends.

b) equally applied.

c) ignore personality.

d) minimize nepotism.

Question 6

Which of the following best defines inbreeding?

a) Privileging or promoting employees based on how long they’ve been on a job or with a company.

b) The practice of promoting exclusively from within the firm.

c) The practice of showing favoritism to relatives and close friends.

d) None of the above

Question 7

The federal government requires that business pay employees:

a) Minimum wage

b) A living wage

c) For sick days

d) There are no federal requirements for wages.

Question 8

Businesses should not discriminate against job applications because of:

Wrong Answera) Employment gaps

b) Work experience

c) Educational background

d) Bona fide occupational qualifications

Question 9

Which of the following is an argument someone might make to highlight the problems that can arise when employees are promoted on the basis of inbreeding?

a) Inbreeding encourages employees to work as hard as possible.

b) Inbreeding can cause managers to ignore more qualified applicants who work outside the firm.

c) Inbreeding encourages employees to behave loyally to the firm.

d) None of the above

Question 10

Employees working under an employment-at-will contract are:

a) Not entitled to any due process protection under the law.

b) Entitled to due process protection under the law.

c) Legally protected from ungrounded termination.

d) None of the above

Question 11

Which of the following statements is false of bona fide occupational qualifications?

a) There are some gendered bona fide occupational qualifications.

Wrong Answerb) There are some racial bona fide occupational qualifications.

c) There are bona fide occupational qualifications for cases of authenticity.

d) There are bona fide occupational qualifications for cases of modesty.

Question 12

Unions employ two kinds of boycotts to enforce their demands. These two kinds of boycotts are:

a) positive and negative.

b) corporate and private.

c) active and passive.

d) primary and secondary.

Question 13

Which of the following best defines due process?

a) States that employees have the right to leave a company at any time and for any reason.

b) Requires that organizations use fair procedures to discipline or discharge employees.

c) Requires that reasons for discipline or discharge deal directly with job performance.

d) States that employers have a right to terminate an employee’s position at any time and for any reason.

Question 14

In the last 20 years, union membership has been:

a) Stagnant

b) Increasing

c) Declining

d) Unmeasured

Question 15

Which of the following can call into question the fairness of promotions?

a) Seniority

b) Inbreeding

c) Nepotism

d) All of the above

Assignment 1: Not All Companies Are Viewed as Equal

Due Week 4 and worth 175 points

In the land of free trade the public does not view all industries as equal. Do you believe that is ethical? Do you believe that some industries are unfairly targeted? Should it be consumers’ choice to partake in products that are not healthy for them, or do those companies have an ethical obligation to protect people? In this assignment you will choose one (1) industry to write about. Possible industries to research could be tobacco, soda, alcohol, casinos, or candy companies, just to name a few.

Write a one and a half to two (1 ½ – 2) page paper in which you:

Become an advocate for either the consumer or the industry. Prepare an argument explaining the major reasons why you support either the consumer or the industry.
Explain the role capitalism plays in corporate decision-making.
Discuss if you believe it is possible for a company to cater to both its best interest and that of the consumer conjointly or if one always has to prevail. Justify your response.
Use at least two (2) quality references. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

Determine the considerations for and process of ethical business decision making to balance corporate and social responsibilities and address moral, economic, and legal concerns.
Analyze selected business situations using the predominant ethical theories, such as utilitarian, Kantian, and virtue ethics to guide ethical business decision making.
Use technology and information resources to research issues in business ethics.
Write clearly and concisely about business ethics using proper writing mechanics.
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Assignment 2: Case Study 9.5: Swedish Daddies
Due Week 8 and worth 275 points

Read Case 9.5: Swedish Daddies, located .strayer.edu/bbcswebdav/institution/BUS/309/1148edit/BUS309_Case_Study_9.5.pdf”>here or on page 351 of your textbook.

Write a four to six (4-6) page paper in which you answer the following questions:

Describe the balance that you currently seek between career and family life. Do you believe that the mindset of corporate America is conducive to the type of work and family arrangement that would suit you? Explain the major reasons why or why not.
Explain whether or not you believe the United States should require companies to provide paid maternity leave. Suppose the U.S. did make maternity leave a requirement. Discuss whether or not you believe the U.S. government should assist companies to do so. Describe your stance on the U.S. requiring companies to offer paternity leave. Provide a rationale for your position.
Should specialized organizational arrangements be made for workers who wish to combine career and child raising? Explain why or why not. Suppose specialized organizational arrangements must be made for such workers. Identify steps that companies can take to accommodate parental needs more effectively.
Does a firm have an obligation to give employees the flexibility to work out the particular balance of career and family that is right for them? Or does this go beyond the social responsibilities of business? Justify your response.
Cite your textbook as a reference.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required page length.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

Analyze the concepts of public safety and government regulation along with the role of business responsibility.
Recommend ways in which businesses can be partners with nature by applying the concepts of business ethics, business ecology, and environmental ethics.
Use technology and information resources to research issues in business ethics.
Write clearly and concisely about business ethics using proper writing mechanics.
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