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MGT5019-8 > Virtue, Values and Economics > Week 4;INTRODUCTION;Social Responsibility, Stakeholders, and Economics;Jennings (2012) revisits Friedman?s famous words, ?What does it mean to say that ?BUSINESS ? has responsibilities? Only people can have responsibilities. A corporation is an artificial person and in this sense may have artificial responsibilities, but ?business? as a whole cannot be said to have responsibilities, even in this vague sense? (2012, p.91). No organization is ethically perfect, but there is a greater sensitivity when one examines heroes and the stakeholders that they disappoint. Here, we MOVE to the discussion and understanding of the role of business in society - specifically, the obligations of business toward our moral ecology.;1. Review the resources listed in the Books and Resources area below to prepare for this week?s assignment(s)..;Social Responsibility, Stakeholders, and Economics;Jennings (2012) revisits Friedman?s famous words, ?What does it mean to say that ?BUSINESS ? has responsibilities? Only people can have responsibilities. A corporation is an artificial person and in this sense may have artificial responsibilities, but ?business? as a whole cannot be said to have responsibilities, even in this vague sense? (2012, p.91). No organization is ethically perfect, but there is a greater sensitivity when one examines heroes and the stakeholders that they disappoint. Here, we MOVE to the discussion and understanding of the role of business in society - specifically, the obligations of business toward our moral ecology.;Assignment;MGT5019-8 > Virtue, Values and Economics > Week 4 > Critique the Responsibility to Act Ethically;Week 4 Assignment: Critique the Responsibility to Act Ethically;Activity Description;You are a professor presenting a case study to illustrate the issue of acting responsibly to your graduate ethics class of MBA students. Consider Case 3.13 (p. 138-145) within your text. Develop a PowerPoint presentation in which you critique the responsibility of MLB with regard to the steroid issue.;In your presentation, be certain to respond to the following;? Could MLB argue that it is not an enforcement agent, and it has no way of determining whether every player is using steroids at any given time?;? Does this argument excuse any responsibility on the part of MLB?;? Do you see any rationalizations for the steroid use or the lack of an effective POLICY on its use in MLB?;? What is the responsibility of MLB and the players to young PEOPLE who are using steroids?;? Discuss the Canseco allegations that MLB just wanted revenue and turned a BLIND eye to steroid use. Apply the various social responsibility theories to this point and discuss the flaws in this competitive model.;Provide specific examples to detail your presentation.;Incorporate appropriate animations, transitions, and graphics as well as ?speaker notes? for each slide. The speaker notes may be comprised of brief paragraphs or bulleted lists.;Support your presentation with a minimum of three (3) scholarly resources in addition to your text. In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources, including older articles, may be included.;Length: 12-15 slides (with a separate reference slide);Notes Length: 150-200 words for each slide;Be sure to include citations for quotations and paraphrases with references in APA format and style where appropriate. Save the file as PPT with the correct course code information.;Learning Outcomes;1.0 Summarize the actions taken to meet ethical considerations relative to social performance, financial performance, and reputation.;4.0 Discriminate the increasing extent to which social, ethical, and public issues must be considered in stakeholder relationships.;5.0 Evaluate the complexities in enforcing ethics.;Attachments;Week_4_Assignment_info_4_Ref._.docx (5040.96 KB)

 

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