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Ethics in Business – From Compliance to Commitment

Posted on27. Feb, 2009 by .

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Rana Group asked: By the time this article goes to print all of us will surely have had our fill of news reports about Conrad Black’s infamous lawsuit. We’ll likely be numb to the never ending allegations of fraudulent practices at Nortel. But, how many of us as human resource professionals will be asking, ‘What […]

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Business Ethics and Values Do Not Have Expiration Dates

Posted on24. Feb, 2009 by .

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Walk through the aisles of any grocery story or even convenience store, pick up any product and you will see an expiration date. These dates are for your consumer safety as well as to receive the most benefit from the nutrients within the food product. Yet, recently, I have come to observe that many individuals […]

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Exercising Moral Integrity in Modern World

Posted on24. Feb, 2009 by .

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Recent Scandals In the wake of the Blagojevich scandal, others come to mind. The foibles of Former New York Governor Elliot Spitzer, former Florida Congr ssman Mark Foley and retiring Idaho Senator Larry Craig, to name a few. In the corporate area, Madoff’s $50 billion Ponzi scheme, caps off years of scandalous reports about Enron, […]

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Posted on24. Feb, 2009 by .

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Accounting Ethics Courses: Optional or Necessary

Posted on24. Feb, 2009 by .

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Justin Shomper asked: Ethics and high morality are in high demand today especially among corporate America, and specifically within the accounting profession. After the ethical failures of Enron and WorldCom, a public outcry for future preventative measures resonated throughout the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), and the accounting community at large. Consequently, the […]

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Ethics: the Conscience of Every Business

Posted on21. Feb, 2009 by .

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John Platania asked: At the foundation of every business is a philosophy, a conscience if you will; businesses cannot function without these. This applies to both online and offline businesses. What drives the conscience of a business, however, is a set of rules that everyone knows and follows. These rules, or ethics, are considered obligatory […]

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What Are Business Ethics?

Posted on18. Feb, 2009 by .

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Naz Daud asked: Business Ethics have only come to the fore recently. They state that there is more to business than just making a profit. The new focus is also on how the business treats the environment, reacts with the local community and works with its staff to build a responsible company that is both […]

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What are Business Ethics and What is Their Importance?

Posted on14. Feb, 2009 by .

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William King asked: Business ethics are a matter of much debate. Every MBA entrant is taught the meaning of them, and yet many will never follow these guidelines in their real life careers. It has become a vast and complex field, and is the subject of much research. Business ethics encompass a large and significant […]

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Why Large Recruitment Firms are so Desperate to Sell Giant Advertisements to Their Clients

Posted on12. Feb, 2009 by .

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Toby Marshall asked: Do large newspaper ads work and are they value for money? In the days before My Career, Seek and Monster the answer was sometimes. Today it’s NEVER. Australia is unusual in having large numbers of expensive recruitment ads at the front of the papers. Some countries have a few but nothing to […]

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

Posted on08. Feb, 2009 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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What Happened to Business Ethics and Responsibility?

Posted on29. Jan, 2009 by .

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Mel Luigs asked: I remember a “Business Ethics” seminar I took in college that confirmed everything my parents had taught me a child. I heard clearly that capitalism was not an easy way to steal money from others but a way to make as an honest living by providing a service or product to people […]

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Ethical Issues in Contemporary Business

Posted on24. Jan, 2009 by .

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Andrew asked: Business ethics is crucial to overall society well being and corporate organizations, if to view the issue from the business standpoint. Public confidence is ethical business operation is only yet to recover, as of February 2004, 75 percent of Americans found the image of big corporations either “not good” or even “terrible”. The […]

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Introduction To Business Ethics

Posted on07. Jan, 2009 by .

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Jonathon Hardcastle asked: Is it possible for an individual with strong moral values to make ethically questionable decisions in a business setting? What affects a person’s inclination to make either ethical or unethical decisions in a business organization? Although the answers to that question are not entirely clear, there appear to be three general sets […]

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What Are Business Ethics?

Posted on20. Feb, 2008 by .

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Naz Daud asked: Business Ethics have only come to the fore recently. They state that there is more to business than just making a profit. The new focus is also on how the business treats the environment, reacts with the local community and works with its staff to build a responsible company that is both […]

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Introduction To Business Ethics

Posted on19. Feb, 2008 by .

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Jonathon Hardcastle asked: Is it possible for an individual with strong moral values to make ethically questionable decisions in a business setting? What affects a person’s inclination to make either ethical or unethical decisions in a business organization? Although the answers to that question are not entirely clear, there appear to be three general sets […]

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Business Ethics: Making it Big the Right Way

Posted on16. Feb, 2008 by .

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Akhil Shahani asked: Most businesses have a mission statement, centered round qualities and values they swear to uphold. How many manage to observe the protocol is questionable, however. Do business ethics matter? Is it sensible to hold on to values when you can have an upper hand in business by casually ignoring them? Contrary to […]

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Business Ethics: Managing Your Relationship With Competitors

Posted on14. Feb, 2008 by .

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Nazeer Daud asked: ness, your competitors are just that: competitors. However, the way you treat your competitors may affect how your customers and the media perceive your business, your ethics, and your friendliness. For those reasons, and more, it’s important that you carefully consider how you act with your competitors. In this article we provide […]

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Business Ethics of Capital Distribution and Creation of Investment

Posted on09. Feb, 2008 by .

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Prof Viswanathan asked:   Business ethics of Capital Distribution    By PROF VISWANATHAN  Director, International Socio-Economic Research Bureau,    Chennai,India (E Mail: economist@dataone.in)                                 “Man  is  born  free,  and  everywhere  he  is  in  chains.  Many  a  one  believes  himself  the  master  of  others,  and  yet  he  is  a  greater  slave  than  they. How  has  this change come  about? […]

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Business Ethics: Three Tips to Stay in Integrity with Yourself

Posted on23. Jan, 2008 by .

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Sally Rhys asked: Wow — every day seems to bring us a new story about business ethics wrongdoing! Is America headed to hell in a hand basket because of a serious lack of ethics at the highest level in American business? Or, it is just that ethical transgressions are more visible now? Or is it […]

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Business Ethics and Unethical Practices

Posted on22. Jan, 2008 by .

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Verena Veneeva asked: The study of business ethics and its implications for different stakeholders have seen tremendous growth in the past few decades. There has also been a rise in the use and development of codes of ethics and announcements for ethical practices by many firms; however companies are still criticized for their unethical practices […]

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What are Business Ethics and What is Their Importance?

Posted on15. Jan, 2008 by .

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William King asked: Business ethics are a matter of much debate. Every MBA entrant is taught the meaning of them, and yet many will never follow these guidelines in their real life careers. It has become a vast and complex field, and is the subject of much research. Business ethics encompass a large and significant […]

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Blue Collar Business Ethics For Your Small Business Will Provide Global Oppurtunities

Posted on07. Jan, 2008 by .

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Nick Bauer asked: I started FCP Groton in 2001 with a simple goal, to sell auto parts on EBay and our website. I had no business plan, no direction, no employees only the sources to obtain the parts and the knowledge of where to sell them. I had been selling some auto parts via my […]

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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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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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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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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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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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Encouraging Ethical Behavior

Posted on05. Jul, 2004 by .

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Jonathon Hardcastle asked: Most authorities agree that there is room for improvement in business ethics. One of the most problematic questions raised in relation to business ethics is whether or not businesses can become more ethical in the real world. The majority opinion on this issue suggests that government, trade associations, and individual firms can […]

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Business Ethics

Posted on18. Jun, 2004 by .

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John Cargo asked: A business of any kind, whether online or on-site (“real world”), can be like navigating a mine field, especially where ethics are concerned, so some knowledge of law and a certain degree of fair-mindedness are necessary to conduct business professionally and equitably.Ethics keep business practices well-grounded and focused on what is really […]

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Rules of Self Employment – The Ethics & Morals of It

Posted on15. Jun, 2004 by .

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Abhishek Agarwal asked: It can be said that there are primarily two rules to be followed for a self employed individual while framing rules. They may be, the rules regarding taxation and those regarding business ethics. While considering the taxation for a self employed individual, there is not much he can do towards making any […]

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Accounting Ethics Courses: Optional or Necessary

Posted on09. Jun, 2004 by .

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Justin Shomper asked: Ethics and high morality are in high demand today especially among corporate America, and specifically within the accounting profession. After the ethical failures of Enron and WorldCom, a public outcry for future preventative measures resonated throughout the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), and the accounting community at large. Consequently, the […]

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