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Department
Philosophy
Course Code
PHIL 2600
Professor
Aaron Massecar
Study Guide
Final

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U of G
PHIL 2600
FINAL EXAM
STUDY GUIDE

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Introducing+Business+Ethics
What%is%business%ethics?
The%study%of%business%situations,%activities,%and%decisions%where%
issues%of%right%and%wrong%are%addressed
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Blue=Law
Grey=%Ethics
Defining%morality,%ethics,%and%ethical%theory
Morality
Concerned%with%the%norms,%values%and%beliefs%embedded%in%social%
processes%which%define%right%and%wrong%for%an%individual%or%a%
community
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Ethics
Concerned%with%the%study%of%morality%and%the%application%of%
reason%to%elucidate%specific%rules%and%principles%that%determine%
right%and%wrong%for%any%given%situation
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Ethical%theories
These%rules%and%principles%make%up%"ethical%theories"
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The%relationship%between%morality,%ethics,%and%ethical%theory
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Unit%One%Prof%Notes
Sunday,%January%15,%2017
8:53%PM
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Why%is%business%ethics%important?
Power%and%influence%of%business%in%society
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Potential%to%provide%major%contribution%to%society
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Potential%to%inflict%harm
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Increasing%demands%from%stakeholders
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Lack%of%business%ethics,%education%or%training
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Continued%occurrence%of%ethical%infractions
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Evaluating%different%ways%of%managing%business%ethics
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Interesting%and%rewarding
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Differences%across%organizational%types
Stakeholder
s
Large.
Corporations
Small.Businesses
Civil.Society.
Organizations
Public.Sector.
Organizations
Main.
priorities.in.
addressing.
ethical.
issues
Financial%integrity,%
employee/%
customer%issues
Financial%integrity,%
employee/%
customer%issues
Delivery%of%mission%to%
clients:%legitimacy%
and%accountability
Rule%of%law,%
conflict%of%
interest,%
accountability%
issues
Approach.to.
managing.
ethics
Formal%public%
relations%and/or%
systems-based
Informal,%trust-
based
Informal,%values-base
Formal,%
bureaucracy
Responsible.
and/or.
accountable.
to
Shareholders%and%
other%
stakeholders
Owners
Donors%and%clients
General%public,%
higher%level%
government%
organizations
Main.
Constraints
Shareholder%
orientation;%size%
and%complexity
Lack%of%resources%
and%attention
Lack%of%resources%and%
formal%training
Inertia,%lack%of%
transparency
Globalization:%a%key%context%for%business%ethics?
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