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Assignment: Business Ethics and Positive Social Change

In this Assignment, you will create an inquiry/action model of education that fosters research, discovery, and critical thinking. This model should promote professional excellence through the application of business ethics from the perspective of independent scholars, reflective practitioners, and agents of positive social change.

To prepare for this Assignment, identify and research a business ethics crisis for scandal. You may want to review Chapter 13 and Case 13 of Dyer, Godfrey, Jensen, and Bryce (2016) for ideas, as well as the Walden Library databases. Consider how a strategic decision can negatively impact social change and how infusing ethics into business strategy can help prevent crises.

By Day 7

Submit a 5- to 7-page paper evaluating business ethics within the context of positive social change. Your evaluation should address the following:

  • What are the essential details of the event, and what do you see as the causes of the crisis and/or negative impact to society?
  • Where do you see failures in corporate governance?
  • What caused the failures in the ethical culture and climate of the company?
  • What ethical policy might prevent this scenario from occurring in the future?
  • If you were a leader within this company, what choices would you have made differently to effect positive social change?

Note: Be sure to use the APA Course Paper Template (6th ed.), found in this week’s Learning Resources, to complete this Assignment. Also, refer to the Week 6 Assignment Rubric for specific grading elements and criteria. Your Instructor will use this rubric to assess your work.
Please Note: For each page of your paper, you must include a minimum of two APA-formatted scholarly citations.

Required Readings

Dyer, J. H., Godfrey, P., Jensen, R., & Bryce, D. (2016). Strategic management: Concepts and tools for creating real world strategy. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

  • Review Chapter 13: “Corporate Governance and Ethics” (pp. 256–273)
  • Case 13: “Corporate Governance and Ethics: A Series of Decisions” (pp. C-119–C-120)

Driver, M. (2012). An interview with Michael Porter: Social entrepreneurship and the transformation of capitalism. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 11(3), 421–431. doi:10.5465/amle.2011.0002B

Note: Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

Robson, K., Campbell, C. & Cohen, J. (2013). Abercrombie & #fitchthehomeless (Case No. 9B13A032). London, Ontario: Ivey Publishing. Retrieved from https://cb.hbsp.harvard.edu/cbmp/pl/53435998/53436…

Walden University. (2015). APA course paper template (6th ed.). Retrieved from http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/ld.php?content_i…

Wilburn, K. M. & Wilburn, H. R. (2016). Asking “what else?” to identify unintended negative consequences. Bloomington, IN: Kelley School of Business. Retrieved from https://cb.hbsp.harvard.edu/cbmp/pl/53435998/53436…