StudentShare solutions
Got a tricky question? Receive an answer from students like you! Try us!

Essay example - Corporate ethics

Only on StudentShare
Masters
Essay
Miscellaneous
Pages 6 (1506 words)
British companies, in concession to both legislature and societal realities, are increasingly working towards the diversification of their workforce. Realising that societal heterogeneity must translate into employee diversity, Morrison (1992) states that there is an observable trend among British companies to adopt diversity programmes and create a diversified workforce…

Extract of sample

Both of the mentioned positions, largely due to the fact that they are predicated on inarguably ethical considerations, lead one towards the realisation of the degree to which the question raised constitutes an ethical dilemma. While this paper shall tend towards a support of the ethics of achieving workforce diversity, it will only do so following the identification of the issue as an ethical dilemma.
The most straightforward definition of an ethical dilemma is a clash between two goods. If we accept the notion that ethical teaching directs one's actions towards doing that which benefits the good of the majority, rather than that of the minority, then we will begin to comprehend the concept of ethical dilemma as referring to instances wherein two alternate, and even conflicting, decisions may lead to equally good consequences (Crane and Matten, 2003; Lovell and Fisher, 2005; Crane and Matten, 2006). Diversity comprises an ethical dilemma because support for its realisation implies support for and the empowerment of marginalised groups. ...
Download paper
Not exactly what you need?

Related papers

Discussion Questions( corporate governance& ethics)
Businesses subscribing to ethical behavior tend to gain tangible rewards in the sense that ethics not only portray any brand as being clean and above board, but they also streamline and organize the internal functioning of the businesses. Considering the contemporary business environment defined by a cut throat competition, ethical credentials endow businesses with sound and reliable USPs that…
8 pages (2008 words)
Corporate Social Responsibility (Business Ethics)
Barnard (1938) had similar argument in mind when he said: "It seems to me inevitable that the struggle to maintain co-operation among men should as surely destroy some men morally as battle destroys them physically." (p.278) Such moral beliefs and values gave birth to the organized concept of CSR.…
13 pages (3263 words)
Corporate Ethics & Corporate Social Responsibility
The researcher also gives some concluding remarks on the topic. It is stated that global capitalism has no impact on the education sector in the UK. Corporate social responsibility will remain the same because a privatized sector will tend to behave in the same way across different sectors. It is profitability and free market enterprise that ultimately determines CSR. Primary and secondary…
14 pages (3514 words)
Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility
The case of Levi Strauss shows that corporate social responsibility and ethics help the company to create positive social image and maintain moral and ethical environment which appeals to customers, porters and the society in general.…
6 pages (1506 words)
Corporate Social Responsibility - A code of ethics
Over the past 3 years Bibbyoffshore have seen a exponential growth in their business, the company now operates 2 dive support vessels (DSV's) with a third due to come online in late 2007. The company is now of such a size that it is able to compete with the larger existing oil and gas service companies who have dominated the market over the past 15 years.…
14 pages (3514 words)
Starbucks's Corporate Ethics
Sources used include company's official website and two printed books on the subject on CSR.…
3 pages (753 words)