Business Ethics: Final Paper
Students are expected to use both philosophical articles, articles in business that relate to the topic they choose and the course textbook. Each paper should be a minimum of eight (8) pages in length and should have no less than four (4) cited references, one of which can be your text. Each final paper should be a typed word document with a cover page and must be in APA format.
Choose one of the following topics:
- “Never underestimate the other guy’s greed.” This isn’t just a classic line from the 1983 Brian De Palma film, Scarface (written by Oliver Stone). It also reflects the attitude that has caused the economic disaster we’re now clawing ourselves out of. It is safe to say that at least part of the reason for the economic crash of 2008 can be attributed to a lack of ethical conscience on the part of leaders in business such as executives, investment bankers, entrepreneurs, and ‘everyone else whose decisions can affect the financial well- being of other people’. Develop a position that advocates the need for ethical leadership in the modern business marketplace.
- A number of scholars have published articles on the possibility of developing a moral corporation. For example, Christopher D. Stone’s, “The Culture of the Corporation” suggests that developing a moral corporation requires changing attitudes and looking closely at values. Develop a position for the development of a moral corporate culture and map out a specific plan for achieving a moral corporation.