Base on the PPT:
Some pundits believe that corporate corruption is the result of greed and any attempt to legislate “corporate morality” will be defeated. Others add that corporate corruption is systemic, starting with the top but communicated throughout the organization from the board room to the factory floor to the sales force to suppliers and other stakeholders. The idea being that corruption starts with small things done “on the slide” and spreads to larger issues—corporate banality, if you will, in that lower level employees perceive those above them as being somewhat corrupt and begin to emulate that perceived behavior (values), with such behavior becoming “acceptable” over time.
Collectively, our class represents a broad array of work experiences, professional interests, and employment environments. You can substitute “factory floor” and “sales force” for whatever fits your environment.
My question is: Based on your readings, and coupled with your experience, what causes those ethical problems popularly classified as ‘corporate corruption’ and how would you address such in your own environment (which may remain nameless) if and when you have the power to do so?