Business Ethics and Social Responsibility

 

OMM 640 Business Ethics and Social Responsibility

OMM 640 Business Ethics and Social Responsibility

Discussion 1

 Ethical Issues in the 21st Century

Gonzalez-Padron (2015) addressed several ethical issues that have arisen in the 21st century. Choose a scholarly or credible article relating to a 21st century ethical issue. The Scholarly, Peer Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources Preview the document table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, please contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source for a particular assignment.

· Describe how the ethical dilemma can affect both the organization and society.

· Evaluate changes could have been made to prevent this ethical dilemma.

Your response must be a minimum of 300 words.

Discussion2

Considering Managerial Ethics in the Workplace

Before starting your discussion, read the Forbes article How to make an ethical difference in your business (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. In the article, Zwilling (2013) stated,

Many people seem to have the sense that ethics are spiraling downward in business, yet most business professionals and entrepreneurs I know don’t believe they can make a difference. They don’t realize that if they don’t take an active role in the solution, they really become part of the problem. (para. 1

Review the five solutions to ethical problems described by Zwilling. Select one of the five solutions. Put yourself into the role of leader and evaluate how your chosen solution could be applied to an organizational ethical dilemma.

Your response must be a minimum of 300 words.

Week 1 – Assignment

21st Century Corporate Social Responsibility

Prior to beginning your assignment, read Chapter 2 of the textbook and  Corporate social responsibility in the 21st century: A view from the world’s most successful firms.

Using the Fortune 100 List (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site., choose an organization that has their corporate social responsibility (CSR) statement, vision, and mission statements available on their website.

· Quote the statement and describe what this means in your own words

· Research a recent article on the organization that is related to their current and/or future CSR activities.

· Describe how the new plans will affect the organization, both internally and externally.

· Develop an idea for a new CSR endeavor for the organization based on the organization’s mission and vision.

The paper

· Must be three to four double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..

· Must include a separate title page with the following:

· Title of paper

· Student’s name

· Course name and number

· Instructor’s name

· Date submitted

· Must use at least one scholarly source in addition to the course text and the article by Snider, Hill, and Martin (2003).

· Must document all sources APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..

· Must end with a conclusion that clearly summarizes what was presented in the paper.

· Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..

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