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Prevention of Unethical Behavior in Organizations
A look at the common forms of unethical behavior in organizations and some steps that can be taken to overcome it.
# 104380 | 3,941 words | 12 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Jun 11, 2008 in Ethics (General) , Business (General) , Business (Companies)


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Description:

The objective of this paper is to very broadly identify some of the most common forms of unethical behavior that are prevalent in organizations today. The common causes for such behavior and actions and steps that can be taken by organizations to minimize such behavior, and foster a culture based on ethical behavior are also discussed. In order to write this paper, the author has studied and referred to many Internet sources on the subject and customized the ideas to suit most organizations in general, instead of limiting itself only to a few organizations or industries.
Outline:
Abstract
Introduction
Misuse of Company Property for Personal Reasons
Undercutting the Competition
The Inherent Belief That This Is the Only Way to Do Things
Everyone Else Is Doing It So Why Can't I?
Insufficient Time and Resources to Complete the Task Satisfactorily
The Organization, My Boss, the System Is Unfair to Me
No One Pays Attention To What I Do So I Will Not Get Caught
Developing A Policy
Communications
Leading by Example
Training

From the Paper:

"There are many forms of Unethical Behavior prevalent in today's corporate world, ranging from the very insignificant acts that bear no long term consequences for the organization, community or society at large and very devious and dangerous conduct that has long term and serious consequences. It is not possible to list each and everyone of these acts and behaviors therefore some of the most common forms have been chosen so as to give the readers a broad idea of what can be considered as unethical behavior."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Ahuja, J. (2005, July). Business ethics. Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership Clearinghouse on Entrepreneurship Education, 5(5). Retrieved May 29, 2007, from http://www.celcee.edu/publications/digest/Dig05-05.html
  • Barrett, S. (2001, March). Unethical behavior of pharmacists. Retrieved May 29, 2007, from http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/pharm.html
  • Butrous, N. & McBarron, E. (2004, August). A call for an ethical focus in business. Australian E-Journal of Theology (3). http://dlibrary.acu.edu.au/research/theology/ejournal/aejt_3/Nazir.htm
  • Coenen, T. L. (2006, August). The fraud files: Expense report abuse: Much ado about nothing? Wisconsin Law Journal. Retrieved May 29, 2007, from http://www.wislawjournal.com/archive/2006/0809/coenen-080906.html
  • Ethics enforcement: Handling and preventing unethical behaviors. (2003, January/February). Retrieved May 29, 2007, from http://www.afpnet.org/ka/ka-3.cfm?content_item_id=10826&folder_id=897

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