BUS 354 Module 3 Homework Assignment (AIU Online)
PART I: SHORT RESPONSE
1.Do you believe ethical dilemmas can be prevented and solved morally without the use of principles? Explain. Offer an example from a dilemma you recently experienced or are currently experiencing. Characterize the logic you used to principles and quick tests in this chapter. What similarities and differences did you discover? Can you include any of the principles and ethical reasoning in this chapter in dilemmas you may or expect to face? Explain.
2.Why are creativity and moral imagination oftentimes necessary in preventing and resolving ethical dilemmas and “defining moments” of conflict in one’s workplace? Offer an example of an ethically questionable situation in which you had to creatively improvise to “do the right thing.”
3.What is a first step for addressing ethical dilemmas?
4.Read one of the cases at the end of this chapter, then describe the type of reasoning the leaders or a major stakeholder in the case used in his/her/their decision(s). Now refer to the three criteria that can be used in ethical reasoning in this chapter. If the individuals or groups you just studied in this case had used the three criteria of ethical reasoning in this chapter, what if any differences would you have expected to observe in the case results? Explain.
5.What single focal question is often most powerful in solving ethical dilemmas?
6.What are two conditions that eliminate a person’s moral responsibility?
7.Return to the case you selected in question 4 above. Briefly explain which of the chapter’s five fundamental principles of ethical reasoning the leaders and/or major stakeholders you identified used and did not use in the case. Which ethical principle(s) would you recommend that they should have used? Why?
8.What are some of the problems characteristic of the principle of cultural relativism? Offer an example in the news of a company that has acted unethically according to the perspective of cultural relativism.
9.Why is utilitarianism useful for conducting a stakeholder analysis? What are some of the problems with using this principle? Give an example of when you used utilitarianism to justify an ethically questionable act.
10.Briefly explain the categorical imperative. What does it force you, as a decision maker, to do when choosing an action in a moral dilemma?
11.Explain the difference between the principles of rights and justice. What are some of the strengths and weaknesses of each principle?
12.Which of the four social responsibility modes most accurately characterizes your college/university and place of work? Explain. Do your ethics and moral values agree with these organizations? Explain.
13.Briefly explain your ethical decision-making style as presented in the chapter.
14.Explain what ethical logic and actions people generally take to persuade you to do something that is ethically questionable. Refer to the ethical decision styles in this chapter.
15.Which of the ethical “quick tests” do you prefer for yourself? Why?
PART II: CASE STUDIES
Case 6 – Samuel Waksal and ImClone
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