Archive | April, 2019

What does “Bribery” mean in the USA and Iran?

What is Bribery? Bribery means “The act of taking or receiving something with the intention of influencing the recipient in some way favorable to the party providing the bribe. Bribery is typically considered illegal and can be punishable by jail time or stiff fines if authorities find out about the bribe” (Businessdictionary.com). Bribery in organization […]

Unit 05: How a Poor Ethical Climate at One Organization Can Spark Positive Change at Countless Others

Ethical dilemmas in the workplace are never a good thing but sometimes one comes around that catches the attention of a nation and incites change on a massive scale. Harvey Weinstein is the co-founder of an independent film studio called The Weinstein Company and was the producer and distributor of over 80 Oscar-winning films. At […]

Unit 05: Duke University Has Its Own Unethical Woes

In a recent news article, it was announced that the prestigious Duke University will have to pay the U.S. government $112.5 million to settle accusations that its researchers “submitted applications and reports containing falsified data to win more than two dozen grants from the National Institutes of Health and the Environmental Protection Agency.” (Kaplan, 2019) […]

U05:  A fish out of water

Larry had been with the company for 17 years and held leadership roles in a variety of functions across the business so it was no surprise when he was named Vice-President of Production which included a three-year assignment in Europe. Larry was excited for his new role and was aware there would be challenges but […]

Unit 5, Group dynamics in ethical decision making, what influences the way groups make ethical decisions

Throughout my entire career, I have mainly worked for small companies. In doing so, my experiences I have only allowed me to be a part of small employee groups having discussions regarding ethical business decisions. Now working for a Fortune 500 company, it has become abundantly clear, we/I need to be flexible in how we […]

U05: December 869, 2016

In late 2016, regardless of your political views, most Americans held one thing in common.  They were tired of hearing about the election.  They wanted it to be over already.  No one could have predicted it would still be the lead news story in 2019.  Perhaps the most fascinating aspect of this story is the […]

U05: The War on Drugs

It’s the 1960s, as drugs became symbols of youthful rebellion, social upheaval, and political dissent, the government halted scientific research to evaluate their medical safety and efficacy. In June 1971, President Nixon declared a “war on drugs.” He dramatically increased the size and presence of federal drug control agencies and pushed through measures such as […]

U05: Winter is Here

As the phenomenon that is GOT is approaching the end of the series, there are many opportunities presenting to study the change in dynamic of the show. One such analysis is that of the impact of the impending war on the ethical behavior of the characters.  The armies of the seven kingdoms are converging in […]

U05: Embryotools

Earlier this month, a three-person baby was born in Greece, at a healthy 6 pounds (Gallagher, 2019; Wilkinson, 2019). Greek and Spanish doctors used a controversial technique in which they used DNA from the mother, and placed it into a donor egg (Gallagher, 2019; Wilkinson, 2019). The egg was then fertilized with sperm in a […]

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