Archive for December, 2007

Business Ethics: Why They Are Important For a Company and Its Success

Posted on31. Dec, 2007 by .

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Martha Vasquez asked: Business ethics is an interesting branch of business theory, primarily because of the fact that they are inherently interesting in a market economy. People tend to be extremely distrustful of corporations in market economies and the bigger they are, the worse that problem of trust usually gets. Business ethics therefore are politically […]

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Justice Delayed is Justice Denied

Posted on26. Dec, 2007 by .

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Siddharth Chitturi asked: Jawaharlal Nehru, on the afternoon of March 19, 1955, while addressing the members of the Punjab High Court at the inauguration of its new building in Chandigarh, said, “Justice in India should be simple, speedy and cheap.” He remarked that litigation was a disease and it could not be a good thing […]

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Business, Ethics, And The Law

Posted on24. Dec, 2007 by .

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Joseph Brochin asked: The primary objective of a business is to make money. Why would an individual or group of people start a business if he did not want to make money? An argument that is generated by some is: “Should profits be the only function of a business?” The desire for businesses to make […]

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The Political Economy of Social Justice

Posted on20. Dec, 2007 by .

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Murali asked: ng>The Political Economy of Social Justice Dr.R.Murali Head, Department of Philosophy & Centre for Philosophical Research The Madura College (Autonomous), Madurai -625011. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”- Margaret Mead I Social justice refers to conceptions […]

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Business Ethics And Purpose

Posted on18. Dec, 2007 by .

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Naz Daud asked: The purpose of business is to generate maximum returns for its owners and shareholders. So therefore should the business pursue all activities that enhance profitability and increase the value of the business for the owners and / or shareholders? I also believe that a business should behave ethically in achieving the above […]

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Business Ethics: A Quiz with Many Right Answers

Posted on17. Dec, 2007 by .

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Sally Rhys asked: You can find various business ethics quizzes around thPick the one answer you think is wrong. This one is different. Each question has only one WRONG answer, doesn’t analyze your answers and tell you where you went wrong. Rather, it is simply intended to raise your ethical consciousness, maybe even stimulate a […]

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Patents and Ethics in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Posted on15. Dec, 2007 by .

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Kamil Kanji asked: Abstract This paper is concerned with the impacts of strict patents in the pharmaceutical industry, focusing on the Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPs) Agreement. It discusses the historical and current policy context, to better understand how strict patents affect the availability of essential drugs in developing countries. The research […]

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Implementing Business Ethics

Posted on12. Dec, 2007 by .

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Tim Bryce asked: “The ethics of a business are whatever the top-dog says they are.” – Bryce’s Law INTRODUCTION We hear a lot these days about the deterioration of ethics in business, e.g., graft, corruption, cheating, favoritism, skimming money, etc. This has resulted in a public relations nightmare for business. If consumers do not trust […]

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MLM Ethics

Posted on08. Dec, 2007 by .

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Dr Robin Rushlo asked: Are MLM/Network Marketing Businesses A Honest Way to Earn Income? The MLM/Network Marketing Business MLM (Multi-Level Marketing) is based on the concept of distributing the process of selling onto independent businesspersons. Honest MLMs give everyone (and anyone) the opportunity to start and grow their own business. Consider that the MLM concept […]

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File Sharing Ethics

Posted on07. Dec, 2007 by .

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Jason Cole asked: Ever since the invention of the internet, people have used it to share files. Be it music, movies, video games, and other copyrighted and non-copyrighted electronic material. This has raised some interesting ethical issues. The debate over whether file sharing is legal and right is one of the most important issues dealing […]

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Business Ethics: Five Things You Need to Know

Posted on04. Dec, 2007 by .

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Sally Rhys asked: You may think that business ethics pertains to OTHER people. You learned good ethics at your mother’s knee. Well, what did she tell you about conflicts of interest? As a former Director, Ethics and Compliance for a $1.5B publicly traded organization, I learned a few important bits of information I would like […]

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Business Ethics and Ethnicity

Posted on02. Dec, 2007 by .

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Dana Smith asked: Proverbs 24:27 ¶Prepare thy work without, and make it fit for thyself in the field and afterwards build thine house. Darby Proverbs 18:9 ¶He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster. The principles of right and wrong that are accepted by an individual […]

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Why Buy Fairtrade And Ethical Bags?

Posted on01. Dec, 2007 by .

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Indiann Davinos asked: Why were the quintessentially English clothing company Mulberry selling African Bags? And what part do bottle tops play in the battle against Aids? Bottle-top bags may sound like an idea straight from Blue Peter, but Mulberry’s version is miles away from double-sided sticky tape and coat hangers. The bags, crafted in Africa […]

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