Verizon's System of Inquiry Case Study by Nicky

Verizon's System of Inquiry
An analysis of Verizon's planned system of inquiry that will enforce its code of conduct.
# 128191 | 1,761 words | 3 sources | APA | 2010 | US
Published on Jul 04, 2010 in Business (Companies) , Business (Human Resources) , Ethics (General)

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The paper discusses Verizon's development of a system of inquiry that can be used to enforce the ethical guidelines laid out in the code of conduct. The paper outlines Verizon's 2008 code of conduct and focuses on the proposed system of inquiry, including its basic framework, how to implement the code and what the expected responses to the code will be. The paper is certain that the code of conduct and the system of inquiry will strengthen Verizon, both internally and in terms of their external reputation.

Verizon's Code of Conduct
System of Inquiry
Possible Reactions to the System

From the Paper:

"Verizon is a large telecommunications provider, with operations in 150 countries but focused primarily on the US market. Their focus is on both the wireline and wireless segments of the industry. The company has annual revenues of $93 billion and 239,000 employees.
"For a company of Verizon's size and scope, it has been relatively free of major ethical problems in the past. Perhaps the most notable incident was in 2007 when the company banned an abortion rights group from sending text messages to its supporters. The company reversed the decision, saying that it was based on an old company policy . In 2008, the company published a new code of conduct, outlining the ethical expectations of its employees and subcontractors."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • No author & Seidenberg, Ivan. (2008). Your Code of Conduct. Verizon. Retrieved October 25, 2008 from
  • Liptak, Adam. (2007). Verizon Reverses Itself on Abortion Messages. New York Times. Retrieved October 25, 2008 from
  • Dallas, Lynne. (2003). A Preliminary Inquiry into the Responsibility of Corporations and their Directors and Officers for Corporate Climate: The Psychology of Enron's Demise. Rutgers Law Journal. Retrieved October 25, 2008 from

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