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Ethics and Equity

Roger and Gordon are middle managers at a large, publicly traded corporation. Roger tells Gordon that the company is about to sign an exclusive product distribution agreement with a small, publicly traded manufacturer. This contract will quadruple the manufacturer’s revenue. Roger mentions to Gordon that the manufacturer’s stock price will likely go "through the roof.” Gordon says, “Maybe we should buy some stock.”

Required:

1. Are Roger and Gordon being smart, being unethical but not breaking the law, or breaking the law?

To determine

Concept introduction:

Morals are judgments, standards, and rules of good conduct in the society. They guide people toward permissible behavior with regard to basic values. Business ethics are business policies and practices which are made to conduct a business in an ethical and moral way. Ethics can be found it laws but some are developed with the situations and moral and acceptable social behaviors.

To indicate:

If Roger and Gordon are unethical and breaking any law.

Explanation

Morals are judgments, standards, and rules of good conduct in the society. They guide people toward permissible behavior with regard to basic values. Business ethics are business policies and practices which are made to conduct a business in an ethical and moral way...

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