Assignment â€“ Business values & Ethics (Minimum 2,000 words) (70 Marks)
A. Your Ethical Dilemma.
1: Describe an ethical dilemma that you recently experienced. Be detailed: What was the situation? Who did it involve? Why? What happened? What did you do? What did you not do? Describe your reasoning process in taking or not taking action. What did others do to you? What was the result?
2: Reread the descriptions of relativism, utilitarianism, universalism, rights, justice, and moral decision making in the lecture. Explain which principle best describes your reasoning and your action(s) in the dilemma you faced.
3: Were you conscious that you were reasoning and acting on these (or other) ethical principles before, during, and after your ethical dilemma? Explain.
4: After this lecture, would you have acted any differently in your dilemma than you did? Explain.
B. Corporate Social Responsibility / Profits (Minimum 600 words) (20 marks)
Briefly explain whether you think CSR and profits are compatible or a paradox.