BusinessEthics – Paper Topics for Paper #1.
1.Your paper should give an answer to ONE of the underlined group of questions.
2.The suggestions are just issues you might want to consider when answering thequestions and points to help you consider the issues in the question. You DONOT need to address all of the “suggested issues to consider” in your paper.
3.The paper should present your understanding and opinions of arguments andmaterials covered in THIS class. First sources should be the material assignedand are necessarily first sources. Second sources are not necessary andyou will be graded not only on your understanding of the secondary source, butalso its relevance to the issue at hand. Second sources are not acceptable on their own.
4.Papers are to be 5 to 7 pages in length, typed or word processed, and doublespaced. Number your pages!
5.All margins are to be 1 inch all around. All fonts used should be in 12 pointtype. Do not separate paragraphs with extra rows or returns. MicrosoftWord defaults to 1.5 spacing between paragraphs, or more. Please correct thatin your paper. Do not repeat or retype the question at the beginning of yourpaper. See the sample page attached for visual confirmation of the text formatrequired.
1)Some have argued that the diversity of cultural values across differentsocieties should tell us something about the nature of morality, namely thatthe truth about moral principles and actions is “relative” in somesense. Is this view correct? Why?
2)Whatshould Martin Field of RUN Inc. do? Why?
Suggestedissues to consider: Which of the three theories we have studied bestcategorizes your approach to developing an answer to guide Martin’sbehavior? Why did you choose thisapproach? Anticipate and reply to any objections which you think are pertinent.
3)Whatshould Stan Stark of Anzen-Motorola do? Why?
Suggestedissues to consider: What bearing does Motorola’s commitment to theirmulti-national corporate values of safety for all employees have on thissituation? Do the local Nambunese mores or customs, like those regardingharmony and duty, play any special roll in your decision procedure? Which ofthe three theories we have studied best characterizes your analysis? Anticipateand reply to any objections which you think are pertinent.
4)Whatare the strengths and weaknesses of using the following kinds of moral theoriesfor application in business:
Suggestedissues to consider: Which do you think is the strongest? Which is the bestchoice for application to moral problems in business? How would you tailor the theory for yourneeds in business ethical applications? What sort of rules, considerations, or virtues would be needed to makedeontology, utilitarianism, or virtue theory applicable to businessethics?