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CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION & THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS/ IMPORTANCE OF ETHICS FOR MANAGERS
(Week 1)

TRUE/FALSE

1. Stockholders are individuals, companies, groups, and nations that cause and respond to external issues, opportunities, and threats.

2. A first step toward understanding stakeholder issues is to gain an understanding of environment forces that influence issues and stakes of different groups.

3. Demographically, the workforce has become more homogeneous.

4. For business leaders and managers, managing ethically also means managing with integrity.

5. Ethical and moral issues in business can be examined from three levels: individual, group, and organizational level.

6. Ethics is a personal,
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Handling a performance system that creates opportunities for cutting ethical corners
d.
All of the above

22. Which of the following represent Stage 3 in Kohlberg’s Stages of Moral Development?
a.
Good person
b.
Reward seeking
c.
Law and order
d.
Social contract

23. Which of the following is a common area of focus for stockholder and stakeholder approach?
a.
Moral factors
b.
Economic factors
c.
Political and legal factors
d.
Technological interests

24. The management approach that includes analytic concepts for mapping and evaluating strategy is _____.
a.
stakeholder management
b.
stakeholder mapping
c.
analytic review
d.
stakeholder analysis

25. The primary stakeholders of a firm include all of the following except
a.
competitors.
b.
customers.
c.
employees.
d.
suppliers.

26. A ____ is any interest, share, or claim that a group or individual has in the outcome of a corporation’s policies, procedures, or actions toward others.
a.
crises
b.
stake
c.
strategy
d.
stock

27. Which of the following should a manager NOT use to effectively deal with a crisis situation?
a.
Use the firm’s philosophy
b.
Stage “war games”
c.
Understand the entire business
d.
Delay response to customers until the solution has been tried

ESSAY QUESTIONS

1. Why think about ethics in the workplace, or on the job? What studying ethics can (and can’t) do for you?

2. Briefly describe the environmental

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