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Ethical Dilemma in Business
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Scenario:

Jill Jones is a bright 45-year-old woman who is the vice-president of sales in a mid-sized family owned Candy Corporation.  She began her career at the company right out of high school, and over the years earned two college degrees while working her way up the organizational ladder.

One day, Jill was stunned to learn that the firm’s head, William Potter, was considering placing his oldest son, Henry, in the position of CEO while he became chairman of the board. Years earlier, when Jill was in a middle management position, Henry had unsuccessfully propositioned her and made her life miserable. She had never mentioned the incident to anyone and had put it behind her when he was promoted to head the Miami branch of the business.  However, now as she looks at William Potter she becomes even more shocked to hear him say” I can’t be objective about him Jill, You have always been so loyal to the company and successful in hiring excellent people for the sales force I want you to review him objectively and give me your recommendation.” Conflicting thoughts rush through her mind, the awful past, the all so possible awful future with him as her boss, the clear

 

knowledge that he has done a great job with the Miami branch, and of course the knowledge that he is the bosses son. What should she do?

 

“Jill” has just come up against one of the myriad ethical dilemmas companies of all sizes and their employees face on an ongoing basis. Deciding the best course of action might be easy in some cases, when there are clear-cut choices between “right” and “wrong.”  But there are many gray areas, like Jill’s, when it’s harder to know what the right choice is for you and your company

 

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Assignment #1: Making an Ethical Decision

Instructions

 

Assignment #1:  Making an Ethical Decision (15%)

In this assignment, students will respond to a short case study demonstrating an understanding of an ethical dilemma and the ethical theories presented in the course. 

Required Elements of Assignment #1 – Making an Ethical Decision:

  • Read critically and analyze the scenario provided;
  • Answer the question, “What would you do?;”
  • To answer the question, students must identify the ethical dilemma;
  • Apply at least three theories to make the decision;
  • Compare and contrast your results using the three theories;
  • Choose the result that you consider to be the best resolution of the dilemma and explain why;

 

Required Formatting of Assignment #1:

  • This paper should be double-spaced, 12-point font, and three to four pages in length excluding the title page and reference page;
  • Title page;
  • Introductory paragraph and a summary paragraph;
  • Use headings to demarcate your discussion;
  • Write in the third person;
  • Use APA formatting for in-text citations and a reference page.  You are expected to paraphrase and not use quotes. Deductions will be taken when quotes are used and found to be unnecessary;
  • Submit the paper in the Assignment Folder.

 

Rubric Name: Written Assignment (15%)

Criteria

Outstanding

Critical Thinking/Reasoning

5.25 points

demonstrates a high degree of critical thinking, is consistent in accurately interpreting questions & material; provides solid assumptions, reasoning & claims; thorough analysis & evaluation with sound conclusions

Application of Concepts/Development

5.25 points

arguments or positions are well-supported with evidence from the readings/experience; ideas go beyond the course material and recognize implication and extensions of the material and concepts

Attention to Instructions

2.25 points

demonstrated full understanding of requirements; responded to each aspect of assignment

Clarity; including grammar

1.5 points

writing is clear and easy to follow; grammar and spelling are all correct; formatting gives a professional look and adds to readability

Adherence to APA Style (6th ed.)

0.75 points

no APA style errors

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