Bus120 Final Reveiw Chapter#4

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In order to avoid insider trading, the SEC (Securities and Exchange Commision) has adopted a new rule called_______ that requires publicly traded companies to release information to everyone in a timely manner, rather than just to a few persons

Regulation FD (Fair Disclosure)

When working with international firms, U.S. businesses

expect socially responsible behavior from their business partners

which of the following is a characteristic of an effective ethics officer?

He has a capacity to serve as a counselor and an investigator

An important source of public scrutiny is "watchdogs". These are

These are socially conscious groups that make it their mission to measure the social responsibility levels of businesses, and provide consumers with their opinions about the level of corporate responsibility of various companies

The majority of ceos blame unethical employee conduct on

A failure of leadership to establish ethical standards

Corporate social responsibility describes the firm’s

Concern for the wefare of society

Which of the following questions will help individuals and organizations when deciding if their decisions are ethical

is it balanced?

Management’s philosophy at Apple, Inc. has often statedd that a fit body contributes to more productivity at work. Apple provieds exercise facilities at most of its sites across America, and permits employees to use a half-hour of work time each day to relieve stress through exercise. This serious position on physical fitness is part of Apples

Corporate policy

The social audit is

A company report that measures the firm’s social contributions inside and outside the firm

Which of the following would most likely involve ethical concerns

overstating an expense report

Which of the folowing statements is not one of the six steps recommended by experts for improving ethical behavior at work?

Outsiders should be kept outside. There is no reason to share your firm’s corporate code of ethics. It is an internal and private document

Jake refcently invested in a hottie Potatee frachised business that serves potatoes with all the trimmings. The business needs lots of employees in order to operate effectively. He told you that if he calls the business once each day and tells the employees that he is on his way there, they will be on their best behavior. As he tells it, "It’s okay if i really don’t make it there, after all, I’m the owner and the business should be able to run without micromanagement." As a recent student of business ethics, you remind jake that

Employees usually take-on behavior of their leaders. If integrity is not important to the owner, it may not be important to employees

Sharon, a CPA for a large firm noted that the company’s acounting record drastically oversated the amount of inventory on hand, which led to overstating the assets of the firm. Initially, she brought it to the attention of her supervisor, but when nothing was done to correct the mistake in a timely manner; she decided the best course of action was to report it to the appropriate government official. Although her actions took her outside the company, she was counting on the current law under the_____ to protect her against company retaliation

Sarbanes-Oxley Act

Compliance-baed ethics codes

conform to laws and regulations

Which of the following statements best describes a firm’s commitment to its customers

Firms that offer real value will develop a competitive advantage and gain customer trust

In an effort to promote the importance of a valuable education, the faculty and staff at the local community college are trained to ask each student about their career preferences, rather than suggest courses that may not benefit the student’s future goals. Although it would be tempting to suggest courses just to increase the College’s enrollment, employes know that is more important to serve each student well, even if it means suggesting courses and/or degrees offered at other institutions. This approach is consistent with:

an integrity based ethics code

Top management at Big Bend motorcycle company is conviced that the company has a social responsibility to its community. Management believes that the firm can have the greatest impact in this area through cash contributions to nonprofit organizations. This is an example of

Corporate Philantropy

Insider trading involves

Investors using private company information to further their own fortunes.

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