M11 Final

This assignment is in lieu of reading Chapter 11 (but you are welcome to)

After watching all of these short videos, post a short paragraph on your thoughts / insights on the dilemma, if you think the discussion was accurate, and your position on the  comments.  Be sure to include the reference to which video you are discussing. Scroll to the bottom when you are ready to post.  Responses to your classmates are not required, but encouraged.

Workplace issues:

Ethical Dilemmas in the Workplace: The Ethics Guy on ABC News


Philosophical presentations:

Peter Singer –  Drowning Child


Noam Chomsky – The Alternative to Capitalism


Noam Chomsky – Why Marijuana is Illegal and Tobacco is Legal



Hopefully from this chapter as well as from your work experience, you have and will learn that management style matters. In your careers, you will have inspiring supervisors as well as ones whom you don’t “click” with. Each can teach you some valuable lessons for your careers. You can learn a great deal of things from your past and current supervisors (both good things to keep in your quiver for a later time and bad things that you never want to use).

After reviewing the Hawthorne Studies video, for this week’s Class Discussion, what, if any, has been your experience with the Hawthorne effect on a job?   Answer this question and then choose one of the following to answer:

1) Describe a supervisor who inspired and motivated you — what were their characteristics or actions that made such a positive impact?

2) Describe a supervisor who was a poor supervisor (un-motivating, indecisive, uncaring, etc.) – what were their characteristics or actions that made you feel that way?

Be sure to read through one of your classmates posts and provide a response by Saturday at 11:30 PM.

Module 5

Module 5

After viewing The Corporation this week, your assignment is to research a situation/example of egregious corporate mis-doings which led to either consumer losses, the enactment of new protection law, safety recall, justice investigations or just better hindsight. Some of this will be a good lead in to Chapter 6.

Cut and paste the article or video you found along with a short synopsis (no more than a paragraph) of your insight into the unethical behavior and the outcome. Here are a few examples (Bernie Madoff, Enron, Subprime mortgages, Daraprim price hike, Lehman Brothers, Volkswagen).   Try to provide a hyperlink to your findings.

This post is due Saturday. You are not required to reply to other classmates posts, but you must review them to ensure we don’t have duplication. We want diversity, so don’t duplicate someone else’s example.


M2 (Click Here)

M2 (Click Here)

For this discussion, go back to Chapter 1 and read Case 1.1 “Made in the U.S.A – Dumped in Brazil, Africa, Iraq”

This will lead us toward our Environment chapter and more discussion on Dumping.   For this discussion, briefly answer the three questions under #7 in the Discussion Questions area (page 35).   If you do not have your textbook yet, let me know and I can email you the Case.

Scroll down to “Post Comment”

Module 1

Module 1

THIS WEEK’S ASSIGNMENT:   Answer these questions with original thought and references to the text or outside resources.   How do we develop our ethics? What are the primary sources for us to develop our ethical position?


  1. Always be sure to log in using your UA Credentials to get credit for your post.
  2. Your initial post is due by Wednesday night @ 11:30 PM
  3. Scroll to the bottom of all the discussions and find the the text field where you can type your post or cut and paste from a Word document.
  4. After entering your post in the text field, select “Post Comment.”
  5. Ensure your initial post has been entered correctly.
  6. Between Thursday and Saturday, log back into the Discussion site and read and respond to one of your classmates.   To do this, find their post and select “Reply.”   This will open a text field.


Module 10

Some would contend that as long as no one was injured by insider trading, or bribes and kickbacks, then there is nothing morally wrong with such practices. Discuss this claim with respect to the theories we have studied. Can the contention be defended?   What is your ultimate conclusion about the morally acceptability of these practices? Post your answer in text but add creativity (Video, Audio, Info Graphic) for 10 extra credit points.

Module 11

After reading Chapter 11 (and the Cases), choose a topic in the text (Affirmative Action, Comparable Worth, Sexual Harassment, etc.) or bring in another example of job discrimination (age, sexual orientation, disability, etc.) and provide your insight into the impact it has on the employee, other staff, work environment, organizational culture, etc. Provide documented facts from an outside example.