5.0 Introduction

Learning Objectives

At the end of this chapter, learners will be able to:

  • Outline the philosophies and concepts that shape personal ethical standards.
  • Discuss ways that organizations can encourage ethical business behavior.
  • Define corporate social responsibility.
  • Describe how businesses meet their social responsibilities.
  • Discuss the trends in ethics and corporate social responsibility.

Professional Perspective

image of a woman with short curly hair and a pencil above her earAbe is working late one evening when her coworker, Martin, asks if she will help him find more paper for a large photocopy job. Martin says that he is photocopying for his wife’s small contracting business. He needs 3,000 colour copies of his wife’s promotional booklets to hand out at the Homeshow on the weekend, and the quote from the copy store was so high that Martin decided to make the copies at work “for free”. What should Abe do?



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