Identifying Key Problems Related to Business Ethics Within Wal-Mart and the American Red Cross

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Identifying Key Problems Related to Business Ethics within Wal-Mart and the American Red Cross Laura Johnson PHI 445 Personal & Organizational Ethics Instructor: Debrian Hughes January 21, 2013 Identifying Key Problems Related to Business Ethics within Wal-Mart and the American Red Cross (PART-1) As an Ethnographic Researcher I am writing this Article about Wal-Mart, a For-Profit Organization and The American Red Cross, a Non-Profit Organization to identify any key problems that are related to business ethics and to explain the ethical dilemmas that are found within these two organizations. Included in this article will the company's profile and history, and my own personal…show more content…
The action taken should be to find out how this happened and in listening to the video they never answered that question. The third problem is, "No Ethics", after reading and watching news about the American Red Cross it showed me by them not doing everything they are suppose to do in testing the blood and by not handling the donation money the way it is suppose to and running around the issue showed me that the American Red Cross has no ethical values. Since the American Red Cross works with volunteers they need to use the deontological theory which states that people should stick to their obligations and duties when analyzing an ethical dilemma. (PART-2) Next is Wal-Mart the for-profit organization, which is a large corporate retail store that carries a variety of products at a low price. The store sells groceries, electronics, furniture, clothes, shoes, kitchen and bathroom ware and so on. When you shop at Wal-Mart there is no need to shop anyplace else. This being the whole idea behind this huge store. Here is a little history about how Wal-Mart got started according to Wal-Mart Corporation-Our Story, Wal-Mart stores, Inc.(2012), the owner, Sam Walton was born in 1918 in Kingfisher, Oklahoma grew up and married in 1943 then moved to Newport, Arkansas where he gained retail experience and eventually ran his own variety store. He then moved to Bentonville and opened a five and dime store then being

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