Identify and analyze specific ethical problem in your current or past organization. Pick a problem of manageable size. The nature of the ethical problem is up to you but make sure there is an ethical component to the problem since you will be analyzing it. Remember, this is an application exercise not a history lesson or presentation of abstract course material.
This is a mini-paper, which means it should be only 3-5 pages long (12 point Times New Roman, double-spaced). Brief does not mean superficial. You will have think carefully to best use the concepts from the course to help you answer the questions. Make sure you consult the grading rubric as you prepare your mini-paper and prior to submission. The grading rubric will be used to grade your mini-paper.
In narrative form, address the following areas:
What is the nature of the ethical breakdown)?
What about do you question ethically?
What about the situation do you find acceptable?
How common is this problem?
What guidance does the organization provide?
What action would you recommend?
APA guidelines are required. It is strongly suggested that you use these questions as sub-headings in your mini-paper to ensure you address each area and that the instructor can locate specific material expected to address each of the questions.
Please make sure you include some of the topics listed below:
Corporate social responsibility
Ethics contributes to:
Steps of social responsibility
Views of corporate governance
Implementing a stakeholder perspective
Managing ethical risks
Elements of an ethical culture
Laws protecting consumers
Laws promoting equity and safety
Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform & Consumer Protection Act
Federal Sentencing Guidelines for Organizations
Institutionalization of business ethics
Framework for Ethical Decision Making (also see chat)
Ethical issue intensity
Normative versus Descriptive approaches
Four classes of organizational cultures
Compliance versus value-based ethical cultures
Sources of power
Please use an organization in a field that is related to the semi-conductor industry. I currently work for Applied Materials so that would be great if you can find an organization similar to this company.