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BUS300 Business Ethics and Sustainability T120 Final Examination
Take Home Assignment
This is a TAKE HOME exam
Answers to the questions to be submitted to Turnitin in lieu of Final Examination.
T120 FINAL TRIMESTER EXAMINATION
Purpose: Requires students to explain and apply the subject theory to practical situations as would be found in a modern organisation, identifying issues, drawing conclusions and making recommendations. The final examination contributes specifically to learning outcomes a, b, c, and d.
Due: Week
Instructions for Students:
• You must answer 5 of the 8 questions provided.
• An answer would require 200 - 250 words to adequately demonstrate knowledge of the concept.
• Each question is worth 10 marks.
• This exam is worth 50 marks.
• You will need to submit your answer sheet on Moodle by the due date and time. Do not plagiarize.
EXAMINATION MARKING SHEET
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Question 1. /10
Question 2. /10
Question 3. /10
Question 4. /10
Question 5. /10
Question 6. /10
Question 7. /10
Question 8. /10
Total /50
Question One
In business to business relationship gift giving to staff can bring about conflict of interest at any stage. Discuss the influence of perks and gifts on ethical behaviour of staff. 10 marks
Question Two
“We will not tolerate any compromise of our standards for quality. Nor will we knowingly violate any laws or regulations in any country. At XYZ, we do not practice what I call “geographic” ethics. We have one set of ethics worldwide. And if the laws and regulations of a given country differ from our own company standards, we comply with whatever requirement represents the higher standard of behaviour in that situation.” Commented XYZ’s Business Ethics Manager in a recent business sustainability seminar on standards.
Required: Identify and discuss two common ethical conditions faced by suppliers in dealing with
global ethics. 10 marks
Question Three
Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) are frequently very active in promoting their causes and in seeking corporate recognition, engagement and response. Explain the main tactics and approaches
used by the CSOs in relation with business. 10 marks
Question Four
Corruption is often criticised on the basis of non-consequentialist thinking. However, the case of corruption in disaster recovery can also be examined from the perspective of consequentialism. How would a utilitarian assess this situation and what does this tell you about the moral acceptability of
corruption? 10 marks
Question Five
Food companies have often been accused of targeting children with adverts for unhealthy products such as fast food, confectionery and snacks. Assess the extent of advertising of ‘unhealthy food’ to children based on this evidence is it more or less than other products? Are children targeted more
than adults? 10 marks
Question Six
List and explain the four main pricing practices where ethical problems are likely to arise. 10 marks
Question Seven
Explain four main types of privacy that employees might expect and provide examples where each
type of privacy might potentially be violated in a business context. 10 marks
Question Eight
How is the technological environment shaping corporate governance? With the help of examples discuss what the future of corporate governance could look like in an increasingly digitised world.
10 marks
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