Week 8

Week 8 – Assignment: Interpret the Implications of Unethical Behavior


Now is the time to compile all the concepts you have learned in this course into a comprehensive case study analysis.

Assume you are an instructor presenting an unethical case study to your graduate students. Develop a PowerPoint presentation on a business of your choice. Be sure you include clear examples to support your findings. Please discuss unethical business actions that occurred from 2015 to present. Ensure to address the following key components for your student audience:

· Provide a brief historical summary of the organization.

· Identify and explain the unethical business practice examined.

· Reflect on ethical standards and why this practice was a violation of ethical behavior.

· Determine the influence of leadership in regards to this behavior.

· Explain any related cultural, environmental, and legal implications related to the behavior.

· Interpret the impact of the behavior on individuals, the organization, and society as a whole.

· Explain the outcome of the event, along with a comparison of the consequences (mention legal implications for the action).

· Determine the fairness of punishment.  Explain your rationale using an ethical theory, as found in the recommended reading, to justify your rationale for the punishment’s fairness.

· Explain how organizational policies and procedures could be implemented to deter future occurrences like this from happening.

Incorporate appropriate animations, transitions, and graphics as well as speaker notes for each slide. The speaker notes may be comprised of brief paragraphs or bulleted lists. Support your presentation with at least eight scholarly resources. In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources may be included. Length: 15-20 slides (with a separate reference slide) Notes Length: 200-350 words for each slide Be sure to include citations for quotations and paraphrases with references in APA format and style where appropriate. Save the file as PPT with the correct course code information.

Signature Assignment: Case Study Presentation

Unfortunately, there has been a plethora of unethical cases in business in recent times with numerous CEOs accused of misdeeds: those at Enron, HealthSouth, Tyco International, and WorldCom just to name a few. The case of Bernard Madoff is well known to many.  Madoff is a American businessman, investment manager, and financier, who duped more than $50 billion from investors, in his Ponzi scheme. Madoff’s actions, to date, are reflective of the largest financial fraud in American history. Mega-corporations have been investigated for a host of ethical, negligence, and environmental issues, such as BP after an oil spill. The list appears to be almost endless.

Review previously assigned Resources as necessary to prepare for this week’s assignment(s).

Feedback to Implement

Typically, speaker notes are not complete paragraphs…rather they are “bullets” of information. Anywhere from 4-6 per slide help GUIDE, and this is the key word, guide the speaker.

Now, for your feed forward reference please consider the practical work of Abrashoff. Here is a link:

http://www.mikeabrashoff.com/media.html Take a look at priorities.