Business Ethics (Widener Spring 2016)
The Hankamer Business Ethics Case Competition is an experiential and interactive way to help students understand the importance of ethics. While the advice and information in this journal is believed to be true and accurate at the date of its publication, neither the authors, the editors, nor the publisher can accept any legal responsibility for any errors or omissions that may have been made.
The New York Times recently carried a blog post by columnist and Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman about US president-elect Donald Trump and the worries that Trump would be unable, or simply unwilling, to disentangle his business dealings from his activities as president.
The ethical issues in business have become more complicated because of the global and diversified nature of many large corporation and because of the complexity of economic, social, global, natural, political, legal and government regulations and environment, hence the company must decide whether to adhere to constant ethical principles or to adjust to domestic standards and culture.
Putting this all together, researchers might propose a business ethics ‘moon shot’: creating a comprehensive, research-based approach to improving the ethical culture in companies, and linking the change process to measures of long-term outcomes that matter.
All employees, business partners, customers or other stakeholders who would like to report possible violations of national regulations or internal guidelines can make their report to the Infineon Integrity Line , openly or anonymously. The first is the ethics of the person involved and the ethics of the organization.