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Corporate Ethics
This paper explains why adopting a high level of ethics at a personal and professional level is a sound business practice.
# 110984 | 2,384 words | 6 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Jan 04, 2009 in Business (General) , Ethics (General)

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The paper discusses how ethics are the foundation for personal trust between subordinates and managers and for companies' transparency with investors, analysts and their customers. The paper looks at Enron as an extreme example of what happens when there is a lack of ethical behavior that highlights the need for the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX). The paper then focuses on the SOX legislation and its impact on corporate responsibility and goes on to explore the literature on the role of ethics in organizations.

The need for Corporate Ethics and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
Aligning Internal Ethics with External Responses

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Greenberg, J. (1990). Employee theft as a reaction to underpayment inequity: The hidden cost of pay cuts. Journal of Applied Psychology, 75, 561-569.
  • Jeremy and Ilako (2005) Protecting the Brand, Scott Jeremy and Charles Ilako. PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Accessed from the Internet on February 23, 2008.
  • Kouzes, J.M., & Posner, B.Z. (1990). The credibility factor: What followers expect from their leaders. Management Review, 79, 29-33.
  • Mill. J. S. (1861). Utilitarianism. London: J.M. Dent & Sons.
  • Sarbanes-Oxley Act (2002) - U.S. Senators Sarbanes and Oxley. Passed in 2002 by both U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate. Text viewed on the Internet on February 22, 2008:

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