Name: Subject: Instructor: Date: Business Ethics and Corporate Responsibility A. and 8. Virtue ethics deals with the question of the character traits that make a good person. It focuses on portraying qualities such as honesty integrity and excellence. It expresses what the ethical decisions are. B. Considering the virtual ethics theory the two terms (business and ethics) should not be separated. The virtue ethics theory would require that business decisions that are made should be ethical. The decisions should promote the common good. The moral theory requires that people pay for the consequences of their actions. For example "we should pay person. The question is whether the decision does well to ‘the community ' which these employees are part. The consideration therefore under this case would be whether this decision does well to any person and whether such action would be acceptable in an ethical society. B. The ethical issues under the utilitarian approach are whether the company will achieve its objective by doing this and whether this step paints a bad picture of the organization. The consideration here is the consequences of the decision without caring major about the means that used. Work Cited Lecture Notes: Business Ethics and Corporate Responsibility [...]
Answer short questions correctly (in Business Ethics and Corporate Responsibility-487 class) 1) Some people claim that "Business Ethics" is an oxymoron; "business" and "ethics" are completely separate notions, and must be kept separate. (A) What is Virtue Ethics (e.g., what are its main points, how does it inform us regarding ethical decision making, etc.). (B) Address the validity of the above statement using Virtue Ethics. 2) Suppose that after you graduate, you join an organization that pays for 80 percent of employee's health care costs. However, company policy states that in order to receive medical benefits, employees must conform to a series of requirements. Among these requirements are that employees must (A) not smoke tobacco or marijuana or drink alcohol, (B) maintain a body weight within 15 percent of "accepted" standards (relating to an individual's age and height), and (C) submit to annual physical examinations. Using moral theory from this course, discuss whether or not you believe that this policy is ethical.