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Question 1

Lea, a vice-president of International Pharmaceuticals, Inc., does not apply Utilitarianism to business moral issues. One major problem with this ethical theory is that it
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Advocates social change through violent revolution when people are not treated justly
Forces the individual to conform to the norms of society as to what it means to be socially responsible
Justifies human costs that some may find morally unacceptable
Promotes utopian societies such as Plato's conception of the Just State.
0.5 points



Question 2

How would the Sophists best treat the value of social responsibility?
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Ignore it since nothing is real anyway.
Adhere to it since God commands it as in the parable of the Good Samaritan.
Use it instrumentally as a tool to empower yourself and your company.
Adhere to it since it is an intrinsic moral truth to help others.
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Question 3

Social responsibility theories:
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Are generally classified as modern ethical versions of Utilitarianism
Determine the moral worth of an action regardless of their consequences
Are largely precise legalistic formulations
Classify corporate social responsibility as typically the corporation engaging in community and civic affairs in a prudent manner.
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Question 4

Nobel Prize winner Professor Emeritus Milton Friedman would favor a corporate code of conduct that would:
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Maximize profits at all costs.
Maximize profits based on open and free competition.
Maximize profits as long as the corporation "plays within the rules" without fraud, deception, or other illegality.
B and C only.
0.5 points


Question 5

The doctrine that holds that business has an obligation to generally do good charitable deeds for society is:
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Moral minimum
Maximizing profits
Social responsibility
Corporate legal status.
0.5 points


Question 6

Social responsibility can be best described as:
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Acting legally
Acting morally
Taking an active part in one's community affairs and contributing to charities
All of the above.
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Question 1

Lea, a vice-president of International Pharmaceuticals, Inc., does not apply Utilitarianism to business moral issues. One major problem with this ethical theory is that it
Answer
Advocates social change through violent revolution when people are not treated justly
Forces the individual to conform to the norms of society as to what it means to be socially responsible
Justifies human costs that some may find morally unacceptable
Promotes utopian societies such as Plato's conception of the Just State.
0.5 points



Question 2

How would the Sophists best treat the value of social responsibility?
Answer
Ignore it since nothing is real anyway.
Adhere to it since God commands it as in the parable of the Good Samaritan.
Use it instrumentally as a tool to empower yourself and your company.
Adhere to it since it is an intrinsic moral truth to help others.
0.5 points



Question 3

Social responsibility theories:
Answer
Are generally classified as modern ethical versions of Utilitarianism
Determine the moral worth of an action regardless of their consequences
Are largely precise legalistic formulations
Classify corporate social responsibility as typically the corporation engaging in community and civic affairs in a prudent manner.
0.5 points



Question 4

Nobel Prize winner Professor Emeritus Milton Friedman would favor a corporate code of conduct that would:
Answer
Maximize profits at all costs.
Maximize profits based on open and free competition.
Maximize profits as long as the corporation "plays within the rules" without fraud, deception, or other illegality.
B and C only.
0.5 points


Question 5

The doctrine that holds that business has an obligation to generally do good charitable deeds for society is:
Answer
Moral minimum
Maximizing profits
Social responsibility
Corporate legal status.
0.5 points


Question 6

Social responsibility can be best described as:
Answer
Acting legally
Acting morally
Taking an active part in one's community affairs and contributing to charities
All of the above.

 

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