Why Ethical Problems Occur in Business


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The managers at Top Cable Co. compile viewing data from cable boxes and share this information with other companies. Customers have not been informed about this practice. This represents an ethical problem characterized by _____.

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1. Seth is a credit representative for First Star Bank. A car dealership offers him $100 for each substandard credit application he approves. He accepts this deal. Seth's behavior MOST clearly represents which ethical problem?

2. How could a company avoid ethical conflicts evolving from organizational relationship problems?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Business people are often faced with temptations to act unethically. This quiz and worksheet combination will test you on some of the main factors that lead to unethical behavior.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz, you will be asked about the following:

  • Guideline for ethical business behavior
  • Examples of types of ethical concerns
  • Four main versions of ethical problems

Skills Practiced

Prepare to utilize the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related business ethics lesson
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to determine what ethical problem is presented in example situations
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding when employees take advantage of situations for their benefit

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson, Why Ethical Problems Occur in Business. This lesson will focus on several topics, including;

  • Definition of ethical behavior
  • Ethical codes of conduct
  • Necessity of having a mission, goals, and objectives
  • Issues when employees take advantage of business situations for personal benefit
  • Concerns with misrepresentation
  • The importance of fairness and honesty