Business Ethics (Widener Spring 2016)
The Department of Business Ethics and Legal Studies (BELS) is the College’s interdisciplinary hub for research, teach and community engagement. There are no easy answers but this brief article will consider the three main schools of general ethics and the particular themes as ethics is commonly debated on a business ethics basis. They may have such an obligation as human beings, but it is not part of business ethics.
For his outreach efforts, Kent has developed a series of engaging principles-based ethics presentations which he delivers to diverse audiences. Be aware of human rights issues and concerns in each country in which the company engages in business. The happy theory of business ethics is this: do the right thing and you will also maximize your long-term profit.
It is also my sense that the multiplicity of consequences makes evaluating ethics complex: if some of the consequences are good, and others are bad, assessing the rightness of the action necessitates a great amount of consideration. Systemic issues deal with economic, political, legal, and other related systems within which production and distribution activities are carried out.
In this capacity, he worked with former Wall Street executive and best-selling author James P. Owen to help oversee and deliver the Center’s various ethics offerings for corporate clients and youth organizations. Business analysts agree that Starbucks is a widely respected company because of its commitment to social responsibility.
The public doesn’t differentiate between business practices that clearly are unethical and those that are simply unpopular. They are generally meant to identify the company’s expectations of workers and to offer guidance on handling some of the more common ethical problems that might arise in the course of doing business.