...Ethics refer to the rules and standards governing a person's conduct. Ethics has only recently become an important area of study. It has been found that ethical behavior is influenced not only by individual or group behavior but also by factors in the cultural, organizational and external environment. Factors in the cultural environment include family, friends, neighbors, education, religion and media. Ethical codes, role models, policies and practices, and reward and punishment systems comprise the organizational influences. The external factors include developments taking place in the political, legal, economic and international arena. All these factors work together in determining... Introduction...