Frontiers of Business Ethics: Moral Issues in Business Practice is a business ethics course that aims to promote ethical reflection and practical decision making. For me, the responsibility of sales people, as the representatives of companies who touch customers daily, is to create an ethical foundation on which companies can flourish. They may have such an obligation as human beings, but it is not part of business ethics. Strudler (2017) legitimates altruistic behavior by firms by undermining the claim that shareholders own them, and so are owed their surplus wealth.
So miners keep getting injured and dying, and fines have come to be seen as a cost of doing business. The development of understanding of the role of CSR policies and business ethics in the modern corporation. This is precisely why they should study business ethics as well as finance, marketing and operations!
In doing so, they act as individuals – and while the business may ultimately be held accountable for their behavior, it cannot accurately be stated that their actions are driven by the purpose of the business. We also play an active role in in collaborative efforts to improve ethical business conduct around the world.
The course starts with an introduction on the backgrounds of the contemporary debate about ethics and economics (the Adam Smith Problem) and on the relation between Christian thinking and economic developments (cf. Managers must of course know how to recognize what sorts of obligations are imposed specifically by business ethics.
Business analysts agree that Starbucks is a widely respected company because of its commitment to social responsibility. It is expected that a person will act in pursuit of their own values, and in instances where there is no consequence to any other party, ethics does not apply. Business ethics can be studied at three levels: systemic, corporate and individual.