Ethics Reflection Paper

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Ethics Reflection
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Ethics Reflection Ethics have played a role in how companies have done business and conducted themselves but not as much as when Enron, WorldCom, Arthur Anderson were in the spot light for fraud. The companies hid valuable information from internal and external stakeholder and stockholders alike. The employees lost their retirement or at least some of their retirement to these unethical actions of top executives. The researcher will explain the role that ethics and social reasonability has on developing a strategic plan and how her ethical responsibilities have changed because of her education in this program.
Ethics and Social Responsibility in Strategic Planning According to Pearce and Robinson, 2011,
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As mentioned earlier there were some companies that did practice some unethical actions that went against the strategy this in turn made other companies, employees, customers, stakeholders, and investors have a bad view of companies like these.
Researcher’s Ethical Perspective This researcher has taken the assessment in a previous ethics course, and she is surprised to see that her viewpoints had little change. According to Williams Institute Ethics Awareness Inventory Assessment, 2012, “Her ethical perspective tends to lean toward the individual’s duty or obligation to do what is morally right and principles that represent what rational persons ought morally to do.” She believes that ethical conduct has consciences. The assessment states that ethical principle is always important no matter what circumstances, respectful of human dignity, promoting individual freedom and autonomy. According to Williams Institute Ethics Awareness Inventory Assessment, 2012, “No one should ever be treated as a means to the accomplishment of some defined end, because the end does not justify the means.” According to Williams Institute Ethics Awareness Inventory Assessment, 2012, “Her ethical style is that human beings have intrinsic value, and he or she has a right to individual respect.” So she is less

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