ETH 316 Final Exam
1. Most people expect fair play
in their interactions and will even forgo economic benefits in order to
maintain a fair system.
2. Media coverage can
positively influence an organization’s reputation allowing it to charge premium
prices and attract better applicants and investors.
3. An organization that does
not fulfill its philanthropic responsibilities is acting unethically.
4. One of the most common
faults in ethical decision making is to ignore the long-term consequences of a
5. In the past five-to-ten
years, most lawsuits filed against pharmaceuticals are related to the
companies’ advertising and marketing practices.
6. Because stakeholders’
interests frequently do not overlap, an organization is able to focus on one
stakeholder at a time.
7. If we understand how people
think and behave in their native environment, we will understand how a
particular group will behave in relation to cultural outsiders.
8. Women working as expatriate
managers are unsuccessful in some countries because they are treated the same
as women from that local culture.
9. Although bribes are an
accepted part of commercial transactions in many Asian, African, Latin
American, and Middle Eastern countries, it is usually against the law in these
very same countries.
10. Justice and fairness are
universal human values. Therefore, specific beliefs and preferences about what
is a fair allocation are also universal.
Multiple choice (1/4 point each)
1. According to a national
opinion survey, identify the goal that employees did not rank in the top
2. Your friend, Sam, has been
selected to create a new ethics training program at work. What advice should
you give Sam?
3. The __________ approach to
formal corporate ethics initiatives is proactive and inspirational.
4. The _________ approach to
formal corporate ethics initiatives focuses on required behavior or obeying the
letter of the law.
5. Which of the following is
6. Which of the following is
7. Which of the following is
8. When dealing with an
individual from a different culture,
9. “When in Rome, do as Romans do” is an example of:
10. ____________ assumes
absolute truths that would require exactly the same standard and behavior in
Answer (5 points each) Write a 200-300 word response to each of the following
short answer questions.
1. Referring to the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) pyramid, how
do legal responsibilities differ from ethical responsibilities? Provide
specific examples to support your distinction.
2. Reebok Corporation has made human rights a hallmark
of its corporate strategy, culture, and identity. Briefly describe at least two
of the ways in which the company addresses international human rights issues.