SM - Kapitel 03 - Ethics, Social Res. & Sustainability

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SM - Kapitel 3 - Ethics, Social Res. & Sustainability

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Question 1

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All of the following business actions are considered to be unethical EXCEPT
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  • dumping banned or flawed products in foreign markets.
  • preventing environmental harm.
  • overpricing.
  • sexual harassment.
  • insider trading.

Question 2

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Simply having a code of ethics
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  • is insufficient to guarantee that employees behave in an ethical manner.
  • will ensure ethical business behaviour.
  • eliminates the need for periodic ethics workshops.
  • is all that is necessary to sensitize people to workplace circumstances in which ethics issues may arise.
  • secures an ethics culture in the company.

Question 3

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Which of the following is NOT a way that companies can help create an ethical culture in their organization?
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  • Outlining ethical expectations
  • Providing code-of-conduct manuals
  • Giving examples of ethical situations that commonly occur in their businesses
  • Creating interactive exercises that pose hypothetical ethical dilemmas
  • Discouraging whistle-blowing

Question 4

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More and more firms believe that ethics training and an ethics culture
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  • are socially irresponsible
  • are admirable but damage a firm's competitive positioning
  • are costly and provide no practical benefit to the company
  • create strategic advantage
  • can tarnish the reputation of a firm

Question 5

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Bribery involves
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  • bestowing a gift to influence the recipient’s conduct
  • requiring employees to report any unethical violations they discover or see in the firm
  • prohibiting love affairs between bosses and their subordinates.
  • encouraging firms to play a role in curing society of its ills
  • forcing companies to take responsibility for the impact their actions have on society

Question 6

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workplace romance
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  • is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature
  • is defined illegal by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • should be strictly forbidden by organization
  • simply happens so organizations should determine how to best manage the phenomenon
  • is an intimate relationship between two employees, one of whom is not consenting

Question 7

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Whistle-blowing refers to employees reporting unethical behavior that they discover or see in the firm.
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  • True
  • False

Question 8

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Firms should strive to engage in social activities that
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  • have economic benefits
  • have no economic benefits
  • are detrimental to economic growth
  • drain financial resources
  • garner goodwill only, not profits

Question 9

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Business ethics, ________, and sustainability issues are interrelated and impact all areas of the comprehensive strategic-management model.
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  • social responsibility
  • social networking
  • fiscal irresponsibility
  • cultural indifference
  • none of the above

Question 10

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A document that discloses to shareholders information about a firm's labor practices, product sourcing, energy efficiency, environmental impact, and business ethics practices is known as
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  • a code of ethics
  • a sustainability report
  • an EMS
  • ISO 14000
  • green terminology

Question 11

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All of the following statements are true EXCEPT
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  • ISO is the world's largest developer of sustainability standards
  • ISO standards are widely accepted all over the world
  • ISO has legal authority to enforce its regulations' implementation
  • ISO standards are voluntary
  • ISO itself does not regulate or legislate
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