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Task Description This assessment task is designed to assist students to examine a range of ethical issues and to apply ethical theories as means of arriving at a justifiable decision. Students will...

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Task Description

This assessment task is designed to assist students to examine a range of ethical issues and to apply ethical theories as means of arriving at a justifiable decision. Students will have the opportunity to examine international business ethics issues, specifically related to corruption, bribery and practice using ethical concepts and theories.
Any suspicious of similarity or plagiarism will be considered as a cheat in contract and will refer to the Misconduct committee. Students should use their own skill in this assignment.

A detailed rubric and an audio file are available on the Moodle site that provides further details regarding this assessment.

Assessment Due Date

Week 6 Wednesday (22 Aug XXXXXXXXXX:00 pm AEST

Submit via the Moodle site

Return Date to Students

Week 8 Friday (7 Sep 2018)

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Assessment Criteria

Students are to demonstrate knowledge of the subject matter by:

  • Defining key terms and concepts related to ethics, morality, personhood and moral accountability
  • Advancing a resolution to the ethical dilemmas using ethical theories and concepts with examples to illustrate
  • Demonstrating a breadth and quality of research by using a minimum of 12-16 academic sources
  • Correctly using of the APA in text referencing system to correctly citing academic sources.

These are theminimum requirements. Students should note that satisfactorily meeting the minimum requirements will typically result in the minimum pass grade being awarded.

Research Requirement:

As Masters students you are required to engage in research as per the Australia Quality Framework (AQF) guidelines. Two specific requirements need to be considered.

1. Students need to demonstrate “a body of knowledge that includes the understanding of recent developments in a discipline and/or area of professional practice, and

2. Students must demonstrate "knowledge of research principles and methods applicable to a field of work and/or learning”.

Each Masters unit has a number of required weekly readings in terms of academic texts, journals and business publications that represent the appropriate body of knowledge and recent developments referred to by the AQF. In order to demonstrate the ability to engage in appropriate research, students should read and utilise these texts and journals and publications. As Masters students you are expected to research beyond this minimum standard through additional texts, journals and studies to demonstrate an ability to engage in independent research.

Your attention is drawn to the University’s stated position on plagiarism. THE WORK OF OTHERS, WHICH IS INCLUDED IN THE ASSIGNMENT MUST BE ATTRIBUTED TO ITS SOURCE using the APA in text referencing system (a full list of references must be submitted as part of the assessment).

Referencing Style
  • American Psychological Association (APA)

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • investigate the interconnections between business ethics, sustainability and globalisation; and evaluate the differences between ethics, legal requirements and cultural factors in a business setting;
  • explain the various aspects of business sustainability and how these impact upon business strategy;
  • critique the major ethical theories and frameworks and be able to compare these in a contemporary business setting;
  • discuss the management of business ethics within an organisation and explore the role of tools such as Codes of Conduct, Risk Management frameworks and gift policies in asssisting such management; and
  • demonstrate commonly accepted professional ethical standards in the work place and in your behaviour toward others.

Graduate Attributes
  • Knowledge
  • Cognitive, technical and creative skills
  • Self-management
  • Ethical and Professional Responsibility
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Sundeep answered on Aug 22 2020
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Bribery is very common in developing nations. The developing nations are the ones which lack the amenities and the way of life that the people in the developed nations live. These nations have to strive hard and the majority population of the country is either poor or middle class. There may be a few millionaires in the population who own the industries and many people in the economy work for them. The developing nations has the population which has to strive hard to meet the daily needs of the family with the salary that they earn. Bribery helps them in filling those gaps.( Zamir, E., & Medina, B. (2017).)
The definition of
ibery is an act in which one party either gives or receives in exchange for some kind of influence and in the other case, the time required would have been more or the money would have been more. (Dimant, E., & Schulte, T. (2016). )The Black’s Law Dictionary defines
ibery as an offering which includes either giving or receiving an item to influence the actions of an official. The main idea behind
ibery is to get something done from another person which would be impossible or tough to get it done otherwise. The exchange is the benefit that the person receives.
uption is a form of dishonesty that is taking place in the situation which could and would harm multiple stakeholders and would give illicit benefit to the one who is co
upt. Co
uption is a name for the group of activities that take place.( Rose-Ackerman, S., & Palifka, B. J. (2016)) Political co
uption takes place when the government official commits a co
upt act. The co
uption is comprised of
ibery, embezzlement and the activities are ca
ied out in many parts of the world
The scale of co
uption varies from big to small and also from a variety of domains. The favour can be either small or big and can also vary between the number of people. The co
uption may affect just a small set of people or even the governments.
Ethics is a term which is used to define the right thing and the values. In simple terms these are the moral values that affect the people and how they take decisions in their state of mind. Ethics gives the guidelines for what is good for the individual and also what isn’t. The community is affected as a whole in this case. In the cu
ent scenario we have understood that managers tend to give
ibe to the governments and to the people at higher position in order to get the things done either at a faster pace or at a lesser cost.
Approaches to ethics:
1. Meta – ethics deals with the moral judgement. The origin and the meaning of the ethical principles is taken into consideration
2. Normative ethics has the value in the content of the moral judgements and the criteria that decides the right and the wrong in a decision
3. Applied ethics looks into complicated and controversial topics such as war, animal rights etc.
Ethics has a deep relation with
ibery and co
uption and the link is inverse in nature.
Ethical relativism
Britannica defines ethical relativism as the doctrine that there are no absolute truths and the moral ethics that one person has varies from society to society and from individual to individual. Ethical relativism is a theory that says that morality is relative to the norms of a culture and the society that person lives in. the co
ectness of an action depends on the moral laws of the society in which the person is there and the act is practised. This proves that there are no fully fixed set of universal laws that can be applied to determine if the act performed by an individual is wrong or not.
Many people reject this theory claiming that even though the moral practises of the culture and the society may differ, but the fundamental moral principles are such which stand strong.
In this context,
ibery and co
uption which are two of the acts that are performed by people low in the wealth pyramid to the people sitting on the top may be termed valid if the society doesn’t feel any need to co
ect those actions and feel that these actions may need to be performed to get the work done. If any society feels that these actions do not need co
ection, a person performing these actions may not be found guilty upon getting caught. It would be one of the ‘oops’ moment and nothing else. (Köbis, N. C., van Prooijen, J. W., Righetti, F., & Van Lange, P. A. (2017).)
When managers travel a
oad in the developing nations, they are the ones who are responsible for the project in that country and to get the job done is one of their major tasks. The person’s reliability over the international borders is understood when the tasks that are difficulty for the people offshore are completed by the...

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