The Corporate Culture

Read Decision Point: Creating an Ethics Program. Page 148.

Choose one of the following companies (or any company that has been in the press) and write a 2-3 page, APA style critical analysis of the ethical issues involved in the case.

Legal Cases:

  • Tyco
  • Imclone
  • Global Crossing
  • WorldCom
  • Adelphia
  • NYSE and Richard Grasso
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Health South
  • Marsh and McLennan
  • Al Dunlap and Sunbeam

The analysis should include the following:

  • A short description of case
  • identification of the ethical issues involved (what was the alleged ethical wrong done, and why is/was it wrong?)
  • A statement, in their own opinion, of whether it was wrong or not, and more importantly, why?
  • Thoughts on what could have been done to avoid the problem – do we need more laws & government regulation? What internal controls might have prevented this situation?
  • Was the problem more a matter of individuals gone wrong, or was it more systemic and organizational?

Provide 3-5 APA style references both inline and at the end of the paper to support your analysis. Please write in 3rd person. Note: This is your opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge of the week’s theory linked to personal opinion and outside evidence.