In particular, stakeholder theory, which stresses the importance of all groups that affect or are affected by a firm, has been proposed as a more adequate theory of the firm for studying business ethics. An important benefit of business ethics research conducted within such a framework would be a narrowing of the gulf between business ethics and the fields of financial economics and corporate law. Business ethics is widely dismissed as irrelevant by researchers in these fields because of its failure to recognize the existing financial and legal structures of the corporation, which are built largely on a contractual foundation. Hence, a common framework could increase the relevance of business ethics research and create a mutually beneficial dialogue. As a framework for identifying and analyzing many common business ethics problems, the contractual theory focuses our attention on the need to provide adequate safeguards for each constituency's interests.
Moreover, it should be understood that moral philosophies offer standards for controlling how conflicts are settled in reference to people life’s concerns. Additionally moral philosophies influence how corporation devise business strategies and resolve specific ethical issues (Ferrell, et al., 2013, p. 153). With that said it should be noted that not one specific moral philosophy is accepted universally. This fact is proven by viewing how moral philosophies is used to are used to endorse certain economic system and the conduct of people in those systems. For the purpose of this paper... ... middle of paper ... ...., Fraedrich, J.
On the other hand, Jeffrey L. Seglin argues that the problems in American businesses are a combination of ethical and legal problems. The ideas of ethical problems in corporate America are illustrated differently in both Frohnen and Clarke’s essay and Seglin’s essay. In Bruce Frohnen and Leo Clarke’s essay, "Scandal in Corporate America: An Ethical, Not a Legal, Problem" they discuss their views of American businesses and the little honesty that these businesses have. They claim how important honesty is within businesses and how it will help our public’s well-being and corporate America. They view American business officials to be greedy and many of their jobs just consist of helping businesses find their way around the laws.
While some scholars argue for more teaching of ethics in college curriculum, others argue that a business culture or environmental change is needed. Some experts and experienced members of the field argue that business is not an inherently bad field, but that the reputation has been soiled by a few bad apples. Given all this information, I tend to agree with the argument that finance and business are not bad fields, they have just been soiled by a few evil people. I believe there are several bad businesses such as the Nestlé Corporation; and good businesses like Microsoft and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation that prove cases of evil and corrupt business practices can be linked to the actions of a few evil people in power. I find this argument to be relevant and interesting because unethical business practices often appear in the news, and this influences the public perspective on businesses.
As mentioned earlier, ethical business communication takes different forms, such as management of staff and employees to suppliers and customers. A wide range of writing exists with the significance of ethics in business communication; most disappointments in business credit to the absence of morals in their business operation, and affirm that ethics is the basic achievement of authoritative development and achievement elements. It's basic as building associations with partners and utilizing moral practices. The believability of the association assumes a part in guaranteeing productivity. It can be said that ethics are a vital segment in business achievement.
Cases comparable to the issues Fair Loans Limited are facing include ASIC vs Adler, ASIC vs RICH + James Hardy Case 1. Ethical Issues Business ethics requires performing at an acceptable standard that society expects from its members. It involves dealing with complex social issues using ethical principles. These ethical principles are difficult to define and rely on various factors resulting in ethics being quite subjective. However, it can be argued that applying ethics is good business.
In business, ethical issues may arise for example false advertising, misleading the public, exaggerations and disclaimers. In this case study the ethical issue identified is an exaggeration of how much the company makes and falsifying of documents by signing off on an order that has not yet been finalised. Business ethics is the study of business situations, activities, and decisions where issues of right and wrong are evaluated. “Business ethics, ultimately, is just business in its larger human context” (Solomon, 2009, p.37). Ethical dilemmas such as financial management, corporate social management, corporate governance, shareholder relations, insider trading, and discrimination are examined by business ethics.
Alcohol can also impair people’s ability from establishing between what is right and what is wrong. When committing adultery theft ,fraud ,dishonesty ,substance abuse and absenteeism. Would all play a part in the ethical violation of adultery. The code of business ethics is a combination of ethics and business. Business Ethics are a set of moral principles, that are established by corporations for rules and regulations.
Ethics can be defined as society’s expectations of what is right behaviour whereas morals refer to actions that a person considers to be right or wrong. Both ethics and morals can be a product of their environment. This is referred to as differential association, which states that an individual who is exposed to a certain environment in which there is no respect for the law will more likely commit criminal actions. As a result, if individuals affected by this theory of differential association come together in a business, it will more likely result in bad corporate behaviour due to the environments they were brought up in. Personally, I believe ethical business conduct refers to businesses with certain ethics and morals operating in a rightful manner in tough and controversial situations.
Ethics can be described as: "the activity of examining one's moral standards or the moral standards of a society, and asking how these standards apply to our lives" (11). The application of ethics in business is generally perceived as the evaluation of individual and collective moral standards, a reflection of societal morality, and then the determination of business decisions that are not only based on the efficacy of business operations, but also on these moral standards. The problem that many corporations perceive when pursuing the application of ethics in business is that ethical choices are not always the most sound business decisions. For example, when the pharmaceutical corporatio... ... middle of paper ... ...issue as a whole. Individuals have a moral responsibility to take ethical action, and there is no way of denying that corporations are made up of individuals attempting to make both business and ethical determinations.