MGT100 - Topic 5

  1. Accommodative Strategy
    Accepts social responsibility and tries to satisfy prevailing economic, legal and ethical performance criteria.
  2. Codes of Ethics
    Written guidelines that state values and ethical standards intended to guide the behaviour of employees.

    • - Discrimination
    • - Forced Labour
    • - Working Conditions
    • - Freedom of Association
  3. Corporate Social Responsibility
    The obligation of an organisation to act in ways that serve both its own interests and the interests of its stakeholders.
  4. Cultural Relativism
    Suggests there is no one right way to behave; ethical behaviour is determined by its cultural context.
  5. Defensive Strategy
    Seeks to protect the organisation by doing the minimum legally required to satisfy social expectations.
  6. Assessing Social Performance
    • - Is the organisation’s economic responsibility met? Is it profitable?
    • - Is the organisation’s legal responsibility met? Does it obey the law?
    • - Is the organisation’s ethical responsibility met? Is it doing the ‘right’ things?
    • - Is the organisation’s discretionary responsibility met? Does it contribute to the broader community?
  7. Distributive Justice
    Is concerned that people are treated the same regardless of individual characteristics.
  8. Ethical Behaviour
    Is accepted as ‘right’ or ‘good’ or ‘proper’ in the context of a governing moral code.
  9. Ethical Dilemma
    Arises when action must be taken but there is no clear ‘ethically right’ option.
  10. Ethical Imperialism
    An attempt to impose your ethical standards on other cultures.
  11. Ethics
    Sets standards as to what is good or bad, or right or wrong in a person’s conduct.
  12. Ethics Training
    Seeks to help people understand the ethical aspects of decision-making and to incorporate high ethical standards into their daily behaviour.
  13. Individualism View
    Considers ethical behaviour as that which advances long-term self-interests.
  14. Interactional Justice
    The degree to which others are treated with dignity and respect.
  15. Justice View
    Considers ethical behaviour as that which treats people impartially and fairly according to guiding rules and standards.
  16. Lobbying
    Expresses opinions and preferences to government officials.
  17. Moral-Rights View
    Considers ethical behaviour as that which respects and protects the fundamental rights of people.
  18. Obstructionist Strategy
    Avoids social responsibility and reflects mainly economic priorities.
  19. Organisational Stakeholders
    Are directly affected by the behaviour of the organisation and hold a stake in its performance.
  20. Proactive Strategy
    Meets all the criteria of social responsibility, including discretionary performance.
  21. Procedural Justice
    Is concerned that policies and rules are fairly administered.
  22. Social Audit
    A systematic assessment of an organisation’s accomplishments in areas of social responsibility.
  23. Universialism
    Suggests ethical standards apply across all cultures.
  24. Utilitarian View
    Considers ethical behaviour as that which delivers the greatest good to the greatest number of people.
  25. Values
    Broad beliefs about what is or is not appropriate behaviour.
  26. Whistleblowers
    Expose the misdeeds of others in organisations.
  27. Ethical Problems
    • Discrimination
    • Sexual Harassment
    • Conflicts of Interest
    • Customer Confidence
    • Organisational Resources
  28. Factors Influencing Ethical Behaviour
    • Person
    • Organisation
    • Environment
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MGT100 - Topic 5
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