Business Ethics

Module 1

1) Case Study: 1.14 “Puffing Your Resume: Truth or Dare” page 39

Module 2

2) Discuss why Goldman Sachs was a disciple of Albert Carr’s theory of “business is a poker game and we are all bluffing.”

3) Case Study: 2.12 “Deflategate and Spygate: The New England Patriots” –page 108

Module 3

4) Using the Major League Baseball (MLB) steroids case as an example, explain how unethical choices by some players harms players who comply with the rules.

5) Case Study: 3.19 “ Ashley Madison: The Affair Website” – page 177

Module 4

6) How would you describe the factors that determine the ethical tone at the top?

7) Case Study: 4.4 “Swiping Oreos at Work: Is it a Big Deal?” –page 199


  • 1.belief- what costumer thinks is true
  • 2.monitor and evaluate
  • 3.The manager
  • 4. empowerment 95% of emplpyees empower others 5%manage
  • 5. feedback
  • 6.kick the kat
  • 7. mistakes
  • 8.over promise
  • 9.peer review
  • 10.annoying costumer
  • Pick 5 of the 10 keys to write about.
  • Visit or evaluate businesses over the next 6 days and write about how the company, customer or employee utilized, displayed or demonstrated the 5 keys you selected.
  • For example, one of the keys is “Overpromise”….Maybe you visited Starbucks and witnessed them over-promising to a customer. Based on this, you would explain and describe the interaction and what should have been done.

This assignment should be 2 to 4 pages, double spaced, Times New Roman, 12 point font.

Business Ethics

Scenario: Eric is an Assistant Vice President at marine paint manufacturing plant. One day, he accidentally discovers an email from his boss, the Vice President, to the President, notifying him of an internal study finding the paint leeches from the bottom of boats into the marine environment. The paint has been found to create birth defects in marine life. He also sees the President’s response email, in which he directs the Vice President to erase all evidence of the study and tell no one. The President also directs the Vice President to erase the email. Eric is concerned about the findings of the study, but he also fears losing his job.

Create a 350- to 700-word analysis with the following information:

  • Which administrative agency governs regulatory compliance of the manufacturer?
  • What are the ethical concerns regarding the President’s actions, and what do you believe Eric should do?

Cite a minimum of two peer-reviewed references. 

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Business ethics

The often-cited economist, Milton Friedman (1962), argued that “few trends could so thoroughly undermine the very foundation of our free society as the acceptance by corporate officials of a social responsibility other than to make as much money for their stockholders as possible” (pp. 133-134). Friedman’s influence has been far reaching in the fields of business and economics, and it is important to understand in terms of the evolution of CSR.

Address the following in a well-written paper:

  • Formulate two convincing arguments—one in support of Friedman’s assertion and one against it.
  • Research two organizations—one that exemplifies Friedman’s exhortation for companies to focus only on stockholder wealth, and one that believes CSR is an integral part of an organization’s competitive advantage and success. Compare and contrast the two organizations.
  • Provide three examples of organizations that show how Friedman’s admonition above, if taken literally, could be used to legitimize otherwise unethical behavior.
Your paper should be 4–6 pages in length, not counting the required title and references pages. Your entire paper, including in-text citations and references, must conform to the APA. . Include at least three scholarly references that are not required or recommended readings for this course, in addition to the course textbook.

Friedman, M. (1962). Capitalism and freedom. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.

Business Ethics

After learning about Catholic Social Teaching, apply chosen lessons to areas of Business Ethics we have covered so far (business and the good life, justice, social responsibility, technology, advertising and marketing, product liability, whistle-blowing, the environment, etc.)


Choose one topic within Business Ethics. Formulate three questions relevant to your topic using three different key principles of CST. Then  answer your own questions. An example (using the topic of honesty and trust in business) might be, “Can respect of human dignity be maintained if a business is not completely honest with its customers?”


Restrict your application and analysis to a maximum of three pages (typed, double-spaced). Aim for depth over length.